If you need emergency dentistry, act as quickly as possible. Making it to the dentist following a blow to the mouth could mean the difference between saving your tooth or needing a restoration. At Carnegie Dental Wellness in Midtown West Manhattan, general and cosmetic dentist Constantina Bacopoulou, DDS, and the team, offer emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in New York City, call the team today, walk into the office, or schedule online.
When does someone need emergency dentistry?
It can be challenging to know if you need emergency dentistry. If you or a loved one develops a painful toothache or experiences oral trauma, call Carnegie Dental Wellness right away. Dr. Bacopoulou and the team can make recommendations based on your oral health history and needs.
What issues can benefit from emergency dentistry?
Dr. Bacopoulou and the team use emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth
- Damaged dental restorations
- Oral abscesses
- Cuts and lacerations
- Foreign objects lodged between teeth
- Blows to the mouth
You might also benefit from an emergency dental appointment if you bite down on your tongue or cheek and it won’t stop bleeding.
Does a toothache require emergency dentistry?
It depends. If you develop a toothache due to a cavity, and the pain you experience comes and goes, you probably don’t need emergency care. If a toothache comes on suddenly, or it interferes with your ability to eat, sleep, or perform daily activities, contact Dr. Bacopoulou and the team right away.
Does a broken restoration require emergency dentistry?
Yes. If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or a bridge, stay calm and act quickly. First, pick up all of the pieces. Rinse the pieces of your restoration in tap water and place them inside a sandwich bag or a piece of tin foil.
Once your restoration is safe, contact the team right away. If possible, they will get you in for an appointment on the same day. If the damage occurs after hours, call the office and follow the instructions on the voice recording.
Should I visit the hospital if I experience a dental emergency?
If you experience a dental emergency and it involves severe facial trauma or excessive bleeding, visit your nearest emergency room. Once the emergency team stops the bleeding, schedule an appointment at Carnegie Dental Wellness for more specialized oral health care.
Hospitals don’t have dentists on staff, but they can minimize the pain you’re experiencing and write you a prescription for antibiotics.
To receive prompt treatment in the event of a dental emergency, make an appointment at Carnegie Dental Wellness by calling the office today or scheduling online.