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By Emergency Dental Center
February 21, 2020
Tags: Dental  

If you experience sudden pain or hear an awful snapping sound as you chew, you have a pressing dental problem. Here at Emergency Dental Center in New York City, Dr. David Dane and his team solve a variety of problems involving pain, bleeding, loss of tooth structure, and more.

In any emergency situation...

You must act quickly. Your oral health and personal appearance depend on it. At our practice in Manhattan, New York City, your emergency dentist provides the first aid advice and same-day treatment needed to stabilize your symptoms, make you comfortable, and save your smile.

Dr. Dane and his staff want all their patients to get the routine care they need. This investment helps avoid many emergency situations. However, life also hands us the unexpected. So when you call the office for help, you'll get it fast.

Dental emergencies and what to do

  • Toothache: Whether it's extreme tooth sensitivity or just classic throbbing pain, call the office right away for an appointment. In the meantime, ibuprofen or acetaminophen helps ease discomfort, as does a warm compress on the jaw.
  • Broken or avulsed tooth: Save the pieces in a sealed container, cover it with milk or water, and take it with you to Emergency Dental Center. Dr. Dane may use composite resin to seamlessly repair the tooth, or if the tooth is knocked out completely, replant it into the empty socket.
  • Lacerations: Using a 4x4 or clean cloth, apply direct pressure to the cut. If bleeding does not resolve in 15 minutes, go to the hospital ER or urgent care center.
  • Lost filling or crown: Save the fragments and bring them to Dr. Dane. Likely he will remake the entire filling, but a crown may be repaired with new cement.

Avoiding emergencies

The American Dental Association (ADA) says you should avoid chewing hard foods, such as popcorn kernels or ice, never use your teeth to open packages or bottles, and wear an athletic mouth guard for all sports. Additionally, see Dr. Dane for cleanings and check-ups every six months to ward off problems or detect them before they spiral out of control.

Find out more from your emergency dentist

The better prepared you are for the unexpected, the better your result will be. At Emergency Dental Center in New York City, your smile appearance and oral health are our top priority. For routine or urgent care, call Dr. Dane and his Manhattan staff: (646) 992-0930.

By Emergency Dental Center
December 18, 2019
Tags: Toothache  

Severe toothaches are a result of many issues. The problem may be simple, like a loose dental filling, or a more severe issue, like a broken tooth. If you are dealing with a lingering toothache, ask our Midtown East, Manhattan, NY, dentist, Dr. David Dane for help. Dr. Dane is standing by to help you and your smile when you have a dental emergency.

Other reasons for toothaches are broken, fractured, or displaced teeth. You don't need to be too worried as long you act quickly and properly.

If you have a knocked-out tooth, the first thing to do is rinse your mouth to get rid of any blood or other debris. Then place a cold cloth on the cheek near the injury to keep swelling down. Place the tooth back in its socket as soon as possible then go to your Midtown East, Manhattan emergency dentist. If you can't place it in its socket, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or your own saliva until you reach your dentist's office.

If you have a fractured tooth, rinse with warm water and apply a cold pack to reduce swelling. Ibuprofen may also help keep down swelling. Minor fractures are sanded down but severe fractures, if not dealt with immediately, may need more serious procedures like a root canal if the inner pulp of the tooth is infected.

Simple toothaches are relieved by simple techniques, like rinsing to eliminate a dislodged piece of debris between teeth, and, of course, visiting your dentist if the toothache persists despite self-care.

You can do a lot to prevent a dental emergency related to trauma by wearing a mouthguard if you play sports. Remember to visit your dentist regularly for routine dental exams including x-rays. Your dentist can diagnose and treat dental issues while they are small, instead of waiting until you have painful tooth decay or another more serious dental problem.

Do you have a toothache? Emergency Dental Center can help you. Call our Midtown East, Manhattan, NY, dental office at (646) 992-0930 to schedule an appointment.

By Emergency Dental Center
September 04, 2019
Tags: Dental Trauma  

Your teeth experience wear and tear every single day, and with good preventive dental care, you should ideally be able to keep them for Dental_Emergencyyour entire life. However, what if dental trauma happens? A blow to the mouth cracks or knocks out a tooth, and then what? Well, here at Emergency Dental Center in Manhattan, your dentist, Dr. David Dane, saves teeth that have been damaged by accident, extensive decay, and abscess in order to give you a complete, healthy smile. Read on to learn more!


About that car accident...

You were wearing a seat belt, but your two front teeth struck the steering wheel. You thought they were okay, but now, you are experiencing some problems:

  • Discolored tooth enamel
  • A chip on one tooth and a hairline crack on the other
  • Some mild, but obvious, throbbing toothache pain

Fortunately, teeth with mild damage/infection should respond well to root canal therapy, a restorative treatment that removes damaged and inflamed dental pulp in order to preserve the overall tooth structure.


Other kinds of dental trauma

Avulsed teeth are a common injury to affect those who play contact sports. Fortunately, many teeth that have been injured in this way may often be replanted if you act quickly. Stop any associated bleeding with direct pressure and a clean cloth or 4x4 gauze pad. Then, grasp the tooth by the crown and place its roots into the empty socket.

Hold it there, and head to our Manhattan office. There, Dr. Dane may be able to splint it to adjoining teeth, stabilizing it so the remaining soft tissue and bone can regrow around it.

Other kinds of dental trauma include fractured fillings and crowns, broken orthodontic appliances, cracked dentures, and more. If you have a serious oral health problem or have suffered an accident involving your teeth, gums, or jaw, contact Emergency Dental Center 24/7 for immediate consultation and an appointment if needed.


What's your issue?

Don't wait. If you're in pain, have jaw swelling, drainage in your mouth, or other distressing symptoms, contact Dr. David Dane and his Manhattan team at (646) 992-0930. Your oral health is as important to us as it is to you!

By Emergency Dental Center
July 10, 2019
Tags: dental emergency  

A dental emergency is frightening. The pain, impacted facial appearance and more require immediate, caring and competent attention. Your New York City emergency dentist, Dr. David Dane, at Emergency Dental Center can provide what you need. You'll get excellent first aid advice and a same-day appointment if you need one.

What is a dental emergency?

It's a very urgent oral health problem which happens suddenly. It may encompass one or more of the following:

  • Persistent toothache pain
  • Swelling of the face, jaw, mouth, or throat
  • Loss of tooth structure or a dental restoration, such as a filling or crown
  • Fractured prosthetic (partial or full denture)
  • Foreign material lodged between two teeth
  • Lateral displacement of one or more teeth
  • Tooth avulsion (knocked out tooth)

While these situations certainly upset the patient, calm heads should prevail. So, Dr. Dane highly recommends understanding some basic dental first aid so you can intervene and relieve pain, bleeding and even tooth loss.

Call Emergency Dental Center in New York City to ensure you're doing the right intervention in the right way. So, keep the office number in your contacts, particularly if you have children in sports.

Responding to an emergency

Here's how to help in a pressing dental situation:

  • Avulsed, or knocked out tooth Rinse the tooth in clear water. Grasp it by the crown, and replant it in the tooth socket. Hold it there, and get to the Emergency Dental Center. If you cannot put it in the empty socket, immerse the tooth in milk or water, and take it to the dental office.
  • Cracked tooth, crown or filling Save the pieces in a plastic bag or other sealed container. Put orthodontic wax over any jagged tooth edges, and call Dr. Dane. He may be able to repair the tooth with composite resin.
  • Laceration Use a clean cloth or 4x4 gauze to apply direct pressure to the wound. If bleeding will nor resolve, go to the emergency room.
  • Something stuck between two teeth Try to dislodge it with dental floss. If unsuccessful, see your emergency dentist for treatment.

We can help you

At Emergency Dental Center in New York City, your emergency dentist will stabilize your urgent problem and restore you to full health and oral function. Call us at (646) 992-0930.

By Emergency Dental Center
April 19, 2019
Tags: Toothache  

Tooth pain doesn't always happen at the most convenient times. Luckily, you don't have to spend the weekend or evening in pain, thanks tooth acheto the emergency dental services offered by your New York City emergency dentist, Dr. David Dane!


Is my problem an emergency?

Call your New York City emergency dentist immediately if you experience any of these dental problems:

  • Severe Pain: Severe pain is never normal. It can occur due to a large cavity, crack in your tooth, dental abscess, or even advanced gum disease. Ignoring pain won't make it go away and can even lead to complications in some cases. For example, if you ignore an abscessed tooth, the infection may spread to other parts of your body, including your heart or brain. In addition to antibiotics, you'll also need a root canal to save your abscessed tooth.
  • Broken Tooth: Teeth can become broken or cracked after falls or accidents. If your tooth is broken or you experience pain after a blow to your face, get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible. Adding a crown to the tooth will not only ease your pain, but it will also restore your normal chewing ability. Although you'll probably receive a temporary crown after your injury, your permanent crown will be ready in about two weeks.
  • Knocked Out or Loose Tooth: Did you know that it may be possible to re-implant a knocked out tooth as long as you see an emergency dentist within an hour after your injury? If this occurs to you, rinse your knocked out tooth with water and put it back in the socket if you can. If it won't fit, place it between your teeth or gums or in a closed container filled with your saliva. Your dentist may use a splint to support your knocked out or loose tooth and may also recommend a root canal and antibiotics.
  • Lacerations: Injuries can cause lacerations to your gums, mouth, and face. These injuries require specialized treatment from your emergency dentist for proper healing.

Don't ignore your toothache! Call our New York City office at (646) 992-0930 to schedule an appointment with emergency dentist Dr. David Dane!

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