A dental emergency should be seen by a qualified dental practitioner as soon as possible. Here at Advanced Smile Design, we always try our best to allocate time for emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, please call us right away at (516) 825-3247.
While waiting for your appointment, you may find the following tips helpful:
Pick the tooth up by the crown or top without touching the root. Rinse it carefully and if possible, replace the tooth in the socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of water or milk.
If the tooth is out of alignment, try to gently realign it. Your dentist may opt to splint the loosened tooth to an adjacent tooth so that it will remain secure.
If the tooth does not cause any pain, it is often not considered a dental emergency. However, you need to be extra careful when chewing so that the chip doesn’t worsen. Your dentist may recommend filling the chip or smoothening it.
Fractured or Cracked Tooth
The tooth may still be saved however you need to handle it carefully until you’re seen by your dentist. Rinse your mouth with warm water and then apply cold compress to reduce the swelling. You can also take a pain reliever.