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Emergency Dentist — York, PA

Repairing Cracks and Treating Toothaches

Any time one of your teeth is injured or you’ve noticed an excessive amount of oral pain or bleeding, you should call York Smile Care right away to schedule an emergency appointment. Dr. Cyriac will arrange to see you as soon as he can. With his soft-spoken manner and over 25 years of experience, he’ll keep you at ease while he finds a quick, effective solution for your problem using the latest dental technology for emergency dentistry in York, PA.

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Why Choose York Smile Care for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Availability in Evening and On Weekends
  • Tooth-Colored Crowns and Fillings Available
  • Experienced and Gentle Dentist

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  • Get an emergency appointment scheduled ASAP: Remain calm and call our dental office to tell our staff exactly what happened and what your symptoms are. By doing so, you can get an appointment scheduled quickly and speak with a team member who can provide first-aid tips over the phone.
  • Receive an emergency exam from Dr. Cyriac: After you arrive at our office, you’ll be brought to Dr. Cyriac by one of our team members so he can complete an emergency exam. This process may also involve X-rays depending on your symptoms. If you are experiencing discomfort, we’ll do whatever we can to bring you relief.
  • Review findings and discuss treatment plans: Following your emergency exam, we’ll have a much clearer understanding of your emergency and be able to recommend a treatment plan from there. We’ll go over the estimated costs of your care as well, ensuring you can make an informed decision beforehand.
  • Get the care you need: Whether you need a basic dental filling, dedicated dental crown, root canal therapy, extraction or other service, our office will work quickly to get your oral health back to normal so you can continue your life free of interruptions.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

We treat several common dental emergencies, including tooth pain, infections, broken or lost teeth, and many other issues, so don’t hesitate to give us a call even if you aren’t sure you’re dealing with a dental emergency. It’s always better to seek a professional for help sooner rather than later. Other common dental issues that should warrant a phone call to our office include the following:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Man learning cost of dental emergencies in York from a dentist

For emergencies, our first priority is to assess the damage and determine the treatment – whether it’s a filling, crown, root canal therapy, extraction, or another service – that will let you speak, eat, and smile without pain again. We can discuss the cost after we’ve formed a plan. The overall price will vary for each patient. In many cases, you can use dental insurance to cover some of the cost; we participate in most dental PPO plans, and we’ll help you with the process of filing a claim.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The right habits could help you avoid a painful and costly dental ordeal. Brushing and flossing regularly is important for preventing tooth infections and maintaining good oral health overall. Do not chew on anything that can crack your teeth; this includes ice, popcorn kernels, and peppermints. If you play sports or participate in any kind of physical activity (such as rock climbing), ask us for a mouthguard to prevent tooth damage in the event of an accident.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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Dr. Cyriac and our team are ready to help you should you ever face an urgent oral health crisis. Before you save our practice’s number in your phone as you go-to emergency dentist, however, you might have questions about emergency dentistry. That is why we have put together this brief list of FAQs. If you do not see the information you were hoping for, you are welcome to contact us directly so we can personally assist you.

How Can I Tell If I Should Visit the ER or an Emergency Dentist?

In most cases, the personnel in a hospital emergency room do not have the training, experience, or equipment to address a dental emergency. With that being said, there are some cases in which a visit to the ER would be advisable. For example, if you have broken facial bones, are bleeding excessively, or have any life-threatening symptoms, you should go to the ER. You can visit our practice later for follow-up care.

Is It Painful to Get Emergency Treatment?

Dr. Cyriac will do everything possible to make sure you are comfortable during your treatment. We even have advanced technology that painlessly administers anesthesia. We also offer multiple types of sedation. Most patients feel little to nothing while our team is working to restore their oral health. Some soreness and swelling are normal after many kinds of procedures. We’ll provide you with guidance to help you keep such symptoms to a minimum.

How Long Can I Wait Before I Go to the Dentist?

Some dental emergencies are more urgent than others. For example, if one of your teeth gets knocked out, immediate treatment is best because it increases the chance that your tooth can be replanted. A severe, throbbing toothache likewise requires prompt attention. However, if you have a dull toothache or one of your crowns gets knocked off, you may be able to safely wait a few days before you visit us for care. If you are ever in doubt as to how to handle a dental problem, give us a call so we can provide personalized advice.

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling?

If your emergency occurs while you are in the U.S., a quick Google search should point you toward local emergency dentists. Pick one with good reviews and who offers financial options that are within your reach. If you are outside of the U.S., ask your travel insurance company to help you find a trustworthy dentist. Later, when you return home, Dr. Cyriac will be happy to help you finish recovering from your dental emergency.