With a whole team of general dentists, specialists, and dedicated staff members at your disposal, Tribeca Dental Studio is a dental office your family can count on when faced with a traumatic dental injury or severe oral pain. We make every effort to see emergency cases as soon as possible and provide the relief you desperately need. If you have a dental emergency in NYC, call us!
What is a Dental Emergency?
You may be wondering if your situation is a dental emergency. A few examples of dental emergencies are:
- Severe pain or swelling in or around a tooth
- An abscess tooth
- Something cosmetically urgent, such as a broken front crown
- Any broken or chipped tooth
If you’re unable to reach our office right away, please review the following first-aid tips for some of the most common dental emergencies patients face.
Avulsed Permanent Tooth
Do you still have the tooth? If you do, handle it very carefully (only touch the crown portion, not the root or attached tissue) and rinse off any foreign debris. Place the tooth in a cup or plastic baggie of milk and call Tribeca Dental Studio right away. Time is of the essence when it comes to lost teeth; the sooner you reach help, the greater the chances that the tooth can be successfully replanted.
Lost Baby Tooth
This one isn’t as urgent as a lost permanent tooth. We do not try to replant a lost baby tooth, because doing so could damage the permanent tooth coming behind it. If the tooth wasn’t due to fall out for a long time yet, we may recommend a small orthodontic space holder or bridge to prevent other teeth from creeping into its spot. But this is, thankfully, not an emergent situation. Just give us a call to make an appointment as soon as you can.
If any significant portions of the tooth have been dislodged, collect them and bring them with you to our Lower Manhattan location. Facial swelling is likely to occur in these situations; apply a cold compress to the appropriate cheek to reduce swelling.
Sometimes, oral pain is caused when a piece of food or other item is lodged between teeth. Thoroughly floss and rinse. If the discomfort persists, reach out to our team right away. It’s fine to take a painkiller in the interim, but don’t place it directly on the gums, as this may burn the soft tissue.
When to Go to the Emergency Room
If you’re struggling with excessive oral bleeding that isn’t alleviated by pressure, or a potentially broken jaw, please go to your nearest emergency room right away. After you’ve healed from the initial incident, our team can correct any lost or broken teeth you’ve suffered, with skilled reconstructive and cosmetic services.
We Can Help with Your Dental Emergency in NYC!
Our NYC practice is open to patients in NYC for dental emergencies. Contact us today!