We are just a quick phone call away at (914) 592-7799 – Emergencies are always seen as soon as possible.
Despite preventive dental check-ups and cleanings, dental emergencies can occur. We have listed the most common emergency problems and what you can do until you can get to our office. No matter what the emergency, we try to fit you into our schedule as soon as possible and will take the time to fully answer all your questions and explain your options.
A toothache can be a sign of a dying nerve inside the tooth or simply tooth wear or fracture, a bite problem, area of decay or leaking filling. Slight pain, if left untreated, can progress into facial or oral swelling and severe pain.
Teeth with large fillings can easily break or fracture. If the broken tooth is not treated, more serious problems can develop. Broken teeth may or may not be sensitive to air and temperature changes. Sensitivity and pain are not necessarily an indication of how badly the tooth is damaged.
Tooth Knocked Out
Place the tooth preferably in milk. Do not try to scrub or wash the tooth, and see us immediately. The faster the tooth can be re-implanted, the better the odds that the tooth can be saved.
Broken Partial or Denture
Bring the partial or full denture to us for evaluation and repair. Do not try to glue the plastic yourself as this can make your denture un-repairable.
Swelling or Bleeding Gums
Facial swelling or bleeding or swollen gums are a sign of infection of a tooth or gums. In many cases, there may be no pain to warn you of the seriousness of the infection. Call us immediately so that appropriate treatment and antibiotics may be prescribed.
Object Stuck Between Teeth
Try dental floss to gently remove the object. Do not use sharp or pointed objects to push or pry the object from between your teeth. If the object remains, call our office for removal.
Crown or Bridge Falls Out
See us as soon as possible to have the crown evaluated for recommendation. If this is not possible, you can use a denture adhesive that can be purchased without a prescription. Place a small amount in the crown and reseat it. Do not try to force it into place. It should not be difficult to put into place. When you cannot put the crown in correctly, save it, and bring it with you to your appointment.