Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Roman Roytberg, DDS, at Waverly Place Dental is located in the West Village of New York City to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or schedule an appointment online.
An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Visiting Waverly Place Dental within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.
It's a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care whenever you or a family member are suffering from a severe oral injury or other excruciating condition. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:
If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Waverly Place Dental so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.
Act quickly, and there's a good chance you can save a knocked-out tooth. If you don't seek dental care right away, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Waverly Place Dental. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.
What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office.
Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Waverly Place Dental for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.