At Urgent Dental Care, we know that there are simply some problems that cannot wait. Injuries to your mouth and lips, including lacerations and abrasions number among those matters that count as an emergency. Our Scarsdale emergency dental office is here to help even during off hours. We’re concerned with treating your injuries and allowing for the most effective healing and the least damage to your cosmetic appearance. Don’t hesitate to call us when you’re in need.
Mouth and lip injuries can occur for various reasons including motor vehicle accidents, sports participation, falling or tripping, being involved in a physical altercation, or being the victim of a violent attack. Regardless of what caused the injuries, if you have a laceration (cut) that is bleeding severely or even less severe bleeding that cannot be stopped after putting firm and steady pressure on it for at least 10 minutes, you should seek out care at our Scarsdale emergency dental office. If the laceration needs stitches to close it, a generally accepted time frame for addressing it is within 6 hours. Abrasions, or scrapes, on your mouth or lips can be serious also and you should be examined by our Scarsdale emergency dental office. The more serious concern may be more cosmetic than dental or medical. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be dealing with physical and cosmetic damage as well as emotional trauma. We’re prepared to treat you as a person, not just as an injury to be healed.
As part of a thorough exam, our Scarsdale emergency dental office will check the injury itself as well as the surrounding area. It’s important to keep in mind that your face, including your mouth, has a complex network of nerves and glands that need to be taken into account when treatment is done. It’s yet another reason that you want to come to us as experts in the mouth and lip area. It’s better to err on the side of being too cautious, so when in doubt about whether you should be seen immediately, always call us first. If you need to be seen, we will ensure that you are as quickly as possible.