Emergency Dentistry – Ballston Spa, NY

Urgent Care for Problems That Can’t Wait

Most of the time, patients have the luxury of planning their dental appointments. But when someone develops a painful toothache or suffers a dental injury, time is of the essence. That’s why we’re willing to schedule same-day emergency visits for patients who need professional attention right away. If you or a loved one needs us, just reach out, and we’ll see you without delay.

Why Choose Frederick Dreher, DDS, PC for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Experienced & Highly Skilled Holistic Dentist
  • Same-Day Dental Repair Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

  • The initial call: When you contact our office, we’ll provide first-aid tips over the phone and schedule you for an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
  • Same-day emergency visit: We’ll schedule you immediately, and when you arrive, we’ll examine you to determine exactly what is causing the problem and what needs to be addressed urgently.
  • Discuss observations: After we have gotten you out of pain, we’ll go over our findings from the exam and discuss treatment options.
  • Provide treatment: Time permitting, we can make any repairs possible. We might have to provide a temporary solution and then have you come back so we can deliver a more robust treatment.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can be the result of neglect, as in someone doesn’t brush and floss and develops a cavity, or an accident, like a collision while playing sports. Either way, they never feel great, but our team is ready to help no matter the situation. Below, you’ll find a list of some of the common dental emergencies we’re ready and able to treat.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Many people avoid seeking emergency dental treatment because they are afraid of the expense, but waiting is always a bad idea. Delaying treatment will only allow the problem to become worse, meaning it will require more extensive (and expensive) treatment to resolve. Acting fast is what’s best for your health and wallet. We will go over all of the costs associated with your treatment before we provide it, and we can offer various financing options as well.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

One of the best things anyone can do to avoid dental emergencies is simply brush and floss their teeth every day, as these practices stop cavities and infections from occurring in the first place, therefore preventing painful toothaches. It’s also wise to always wear a mouthguard when playing sports, contact or otherwise, and be extra careful when eating particularly hard, sticky, or chewy foods.

Root Canal Therapy

Inside every tooth is a collection of tissue called the pulp, which consists of blood vessels as well as a nerve. Sometimes, this pulp can become infected or damaged, causing it to swell and produce quite a lot of pain. With root canal therapy, we can remove this pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and fill it to restore the lost structure. This allows us to stop a patient’s pain while also saving their tooth from extraction.

Tooth Extractions

In most situations, our team can save even severely damaged teeth, but sometimes, removing a tooth that is beyond repair is the best option for a patient’s oral and overall health. Thanks to our team’s skill, as well as our use of anesthetic and sedation, most patients find it very easy to stay comfortable throughout this procedure. Afterward, we can help you quickly replace your tooth with a custom-made restoration.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically emerge around the late teens or early twenties. Because all of the other teeth have come in by this age, the wisdom teeth often become stuck within the gums and/or jawbone, which can lead to pain and infections. This is why the wisdom teeth are often removed with a minor surgery, which we can take care of right here in our Ballston Spa office. During checkups, we keep a close eye on the wisdom teeth so we can recommend removing them before they cause major discomfort.