Manhasset Dental Arts
General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics and Periodontics located in Manhasset, NY
When a dental emergency strikes, it’s easy to panic. Fortunately, Michael Abrams, DDS, and Elizabeth Abrams, DDS, at Manhasset Dental Arts have the skill, experience, and advanced technology needed to treat your emergency at their office in Manhasset, New York. Whether you’ve experienced a knocked-out tooth or a tooth infection, Manhasset Dental Arts can help. You can call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency occurs when you have a problem that can’t wait until regular business hours. Some common reasons you may have a dental emergency include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Tooth infection
- Broken tooth
- Possible broken jaw
- Severe tooth pain
- Ruptured tooth abscess
In addition to tooth and jaw injuries, you may also experience severe cuts and bleeding of the cheeks, gums, and inner cheeks during a dental emergency. If you suffer a serious injury, call Manhasset Dental Arts right away.
How should I handle a dental emergency?
The first step in any dental emergency is to call Manhasset Dental Arts for advice. They can schedule an appointment for you and tell you exactly how to care for your injury before your visit.
Severe tooth injuries
If you experience a severe injury, such as a knocked-out tooth or fractured tooth, gently rinse your mouth out with warm water to prevent infection. If you have the knocked-out or broken tooth, hold it by the crown — avoid touching the root — and try to replace it in the empty socket.
Your injury may be too severe to reattach the tooth at home. In that case, dip the tooth in milk to keep it moist and wrap it in gauze before your appointment. Use an ice pack or compress to reduce swelling in the meantime.
Painful gum inflammation, severe toothaches, and debilitating headaches may indicate that you have a tooth infection. After scheduling an emergency appointment with Manhasset Dental Arts, use an ice pack or compress to relieve swelling. You can also take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever like ibuprofen to calm the pain. If you taste a foul liquid in your mouth, you may have a ruptured tooth abscess. Make sure to rinse your mouth out immediately with warm water.
Possible broken jaw
If you think you have a broken jaw, don’t try to move it at all. Gently place a cold compress or soft ice pack on your jaw to reduce swelling and go to the emergency room right away.
How is a dental emergency treated?
The sooner you address a dental emergency, the easier it is to fix, so don’t hesitate to call Manhasset Dental Arts if you think you need immediate attention. The practice has experts that can assess your dental damage and determine the right treatment plan for you.
Some of the most common restorative treatments in the event of a dental emergency include:
- Dental crown
- Dental implants
- Dental bridge
- Root canal therapy
- Orthodontic treatment
If you think you have a dental emergency, call Manhasset Dental Arts right away or schedule an appointment online now.