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Reliable Emergency Dentistry in Pittsford

portrait of happy family outside their homeIf you or a family member has an accident or is suffering from tooth pain, Sanger Dental at the Basin is ready to help. Dr. Keith M. Sanger has served the residents of Pittsford, Rochester, and the greater Monroe County with general and cosmetic dentistry services since 1995. Whether you have a dislodged tooth or a broken restoration, Dr. Sanger and his team have the skillset and experience to assist you.

Please get in touch with our practice as quickly as possible if you or a family member experience a dental emergency. Our emergency dentist wants to begin addressing your situation as soon as we can, so we can keep your smile healthy for years to come. To schedule an urgent dental appointment, call our friendly team today!

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What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can take many forms, but all involve a significant problem impacting your mouth, gums, or teeth that needs prompt, professional treatment. Types of dental emergencies include:

  • A dislodged tooth
  • A cracked tooth
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Damaged or lost dental restorations
  • Continual bleeding from the gums
  • An abscess on your gums

If you are currently suffering from one or more of these conditions, get in touch with our team right away to schedule an appointment.

We're Ready to Help When You Most Need It

Closeup shot of young man carrying young woman on his backOur emergency dental services apply to new and existing patients. An unexpected dental situations can be frightening, and our team is here to offer gentle, compassionate, and efficient care. We strive to schedule you a same-day appointment for urgent dental needs so that Dr. Sanger can evaluate your situation promptly. If your problem occurs after hours, call our office phone to be connected with our emergency dentist. For extremely urgent cases, we are happy to make an appointment after hours to get you the treatment you need.

Whether you lose a crown while eating or have a family member with a chipped tooth, we are here to protect your family's dental health. Dr. Sanger offers compassionate, thorough dental treatments to swiftly rejuvenate your smile.

Root Canal Therapy in Pittsford

If you're experiencing sudden pain, you may have an infection inside your tooth. Root canal treatment can save the tooth. When you undergo this dental procedure, the pulp (or tissue) within your tooth is removed along with any decay or harmful bacteria. Dr. Sanger has performed countless successful root canal therapies and has advanced dental training on the treatment.

Undergoing emergency root canal therapy is vital, as catching the infection in its early stages can prevent you from an extraction. Symptoms to watch out for and act upon include:

  • Tooth pain when eating
  • Rapid discoloration of a tooth
  • Sudden tenderness or swelling in your gums
  • An abscess on your gums

Before your root canal procedure, we use x-rays to determine the severity of the damage. Then we make sure you are comfortable and understand the treatment process Dr. Sanger uses an anesthetic to numb the surrounding area before efficiently removing the tissue and infected material within your tooth. We completely clean the root canals and pulp chamber, then fill them with antibacterial material and seal the tooth. Doing so prevents recurring infections and helps maintain your dental health.

Following your treatment, you may experience a degree of sensitivity in your tooth for a few days. You may use anti-inflammatories or over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate any discomfort. Please reach out to our team should you experience any issues during your recovery.

Addressing Your Emergency Quickly & Efficiently

We are expertly equipped to address a wide range of urgent situations. Our treatments can include:

Extractions to Preserve Your Dental Health

When possible, we attempt to keep your natural teeth in place to maintain your smile's structure and natural appearance. If you have a tooth that cannot be saved with timely root canal therapy, we may recommend extracting it to preserve your dental well-being. Leaving a badly damaged tooth in place can harm your healthy teeth or lead to more problems down the line.

Crowns are primarily used to protect teeth that are damaged, decayed, or to complete root canal therapy. Your crown surrounds the visible structure of your tooth and restores the original shape, size, and functionality. A crown helps alleviate any pain you're facing and allows you to resume your lifestyle.

If you have a crown or bridge that's damaged or has become dislodged, we can offer you a new restoration. On average, it takes two weeks to receive a custom crown or bridge. In the meantime, we can place a temporary that allows you to eat and speak normally while you await your custom restoration.

Your Trustworthy Emergency Dentist in Pittsford

When you come to Sanger Dental at the Basin for your emergency dental needs, you can rely on our team to treat you promptly and with compassion. Our goal is to alleviate any pain you are in and get you on the road to recovery. If you have a dental emergency, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Sanger as soon as possible. Give our Pittsford dental office a call today!

CALL US: (585) 329-5000 REQUEST APPOINTMENT

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