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By Emergency Dental Center
June 02, 2021
Tags: Emergency Dentist  

Prompt action is essential in any emergency situation, including dental emergencies. Luckily, your New York, NY, emergency dentist, Dr. David Dane of Emergency Dental Center, offers the care you need should you ever experience an injury or problem with your teeth.

Do you know when to call the emergency dentist?

It's not always easy to tell the difference between a minor and major issue with your teeth. You may worry that you're overreacting or assume that your symptoms will get better in a day or two. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to call the dentist, the worse the problem may become.

Ways your dentist can help you in an emergency

Your emergency dentist can help you protect your oral health by:

  • Treating a gum or tooth abscess: Abscesses are bacterial infections that can affect your gum tissue or the pulp at the center of a tooth. Without treatment, the bacteria could spread to your heart, lungs, and brain and could even trigger a heart attack. If you have an abscess, you'll need antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Root canal therapy, a treatment that removes infected pulp and replaces it with filling, will be needed if you have a tooth abscess. Abscess symptoms may include facial swelling, fever, pus, swollen lymph nodes, and severe, throbbing pain.
  • Restoring your broken tooth: A broken tooth can cut your mouth, interfere with your ability to chew, and cause discomfort. Your emergency dentist will add a crown to the tooth to restore its appearance and your biting ability during your visit to the New York, NY, emergency dental office.
  • Reimplanting your knocked-out tooth: It may be possible to reimplant your tooth in your jaw if you act quickly after an accident. Reimplantation is more likely to be successful if you visit the dentist within about an hour after your tooth was knocked out.
  • Replacing or repairing fillings, crowns, and bridges: A loose filling or damaged or lost crown or bridge are more just cosmetic issues. In fact, these emergencies can cause pain and make it impossible to bite and chew food. Your emergency dentist can replace lost or loose fillings and reattach loose crowns and bridges. If damage to your crown or bridge is severe, you may need a new restoration.

Do you have a dental emergency? Call your emergency dentist in New York, NY, Dr. Dane of Emergency Dental Center, at (646) 992-0930 or (212) 750-1603 to schedule an appointment.

By Emergency Dental Center
March 01, 2021
Tags: dental emergency  

How your emergency dentist in New York, NY, can help when you have a dental emergency
 

A dental emergency can be a scary event, and they often happen when you are the least prepared. The good news is, you can do a lot to prepare for a dental emergency when it happens, and your dentist can help.
 

Dr. David Dane in New York, NY, offers comprehensive emergency dental care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including hospital admission if you need it. He proudly serves residents of New York City, including East Midtown, Manhattan, and he can help you too!
 

Dental emergencies can include problems like:
 

  • Breaking a tooth or teeth
  • Experiencing trauma to your mouth, jaws, or face
  • Untreated severe tooth decay which is causing severe pain
  • Jaw swelling from a dental abscess or impacted wisdom tooth

It’s a good idea to have a dental emergency kit in your house or your car. It’s just like a first aid kit and it should contain:
 

  • Your dentist’s contact information, including after-hours and on weekends
  • Sterile gauze
  • Sterile saline solution for rinsing
  • Over-the-counter medication like Tylenol
  • Reusable cold packs

If you or someone you know suffers a dental emergency, there are a few basic steps to make things a little easier until you can get in to see the dentist.
 

Remember to:
 

  • Clean away any dirt, debris, or blood from the injured area, using sterile gauze and sterile saline solution.
  • Using gentle pressure, apply sterile gauze to the area to stop the bleeding.
  • Place a cold pack on the area to minimize swelling.
  • Call your dentist for an appointment as soon as possible.

To read more detailed information about types of dental emergencies, please visit the Emergency Dentist page on the website at https://www.dentistemergency.nyc/emergency-dentist.html
 

To find out more about emergency dental care services, talk with an expert by calling Dr. David Dane in East Midtown, Manhatten, New York, NY, at (646) 992-0930. Call now!

By Emergency Dental Center
May 11, 2020
Tags: broken tooth  

It’s possible to break a tooth if you play contact sports, receive an injury to the face or head, or when you bite into something exceptionally hard. The important thing is not to panic, and to act quickly to save the tooth. Dr. David Dane is an emergency dentist at the Emergency Dental Center in New York City, and he can help you in these situations.

The first thing you need to do is to call your New York City emergency dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If the break is severe, you will need to see a dentist within 24 hours. In the meantime, follow these steps:

  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash or warm saltwater.
  • Apply a cold compress to your face.
  • If the broken tooth is bleeding, place a small piece of gauze to absorb the blood.
  • Us an over-the-counter pain reliever to eliminate discomfort.

How to Avoid Broken Teeth

Strong, healthy teeth are much less likely to break, so you should maintain a healthy dental hygiene routine. You can also:

  • Wear a mouthguard if you practice contact sports
  • Avoid chewing hard foods such as ice or popcorn kernels
  • Avoid using your teeth to tear or open things
  • Avoid abrupt temperature changes in your mouth
  • Stop grinding your teeth
  • Prevent large fillings that can affect the integrity of the tooth

Sometimes a broken tooth is unavoidable, for instance, in the case of a fall or vehicle accident. However, practicing good oral hygiene and oral safety can reduce your risk.

If you live in New York City and you need an emergency dentist, call (646) 992-0930 to request an appointment here at Emergency Dental Center.

By Emergency Dental Center
April 09, 2020
Tags: swollen jaw  

How your emergency dentist in Manhattan, NY, can help you

If you have a swollen jaw, it can be very painful. It may also be a sign of an underlying dental problem that could turn into a dental emergency. Dr. David Dane at Emergency Dental Center in East Midtown Manhattan offers comprehensive emergency dentistry services right when you need them.

What to do with a swollen jaw

If you have a swollen jaw, you may be able to get relief by taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen, and applying an ice pack to the swollen area several times each day. However, for mild-to-moderate jaw swelling that doesn’t go away, you should visit your dentist for a dental examination.

If you are a teenager or young adult, you may be experiencing jaw swelling because of impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can often result in infection and swelling, making it difficult to open and close your jaws without pain. Your emergency dentist can help determine whether your wisdom teeth will erupt completely, or if they may need to be removed.

Another possible cause of jaw swelling is a jaw cyst. Only your dentist can determine if this problem exists with the help of dental imaging. X-rays can determine the size of the cyst and if it should be removed.

One of the most common causes of jaw swelling is a dental abscess, commonly treated with root canal therapy. You may have a dental abscess if you are experiencing:

  • Increasing tooth pain when you consume foods and beverages that are hot, cold, or sugary
  • Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down or chew
  • Tooth pain that continues even after a filling or crown is placed
  • A red or white bump appearing on your gums next to a tooth root

A dental abscess is diagnosed using temperature/vitality testing and x-ray screening. If you do need a root canal, your emergency dentist can begin treatment to relieve your symptoms.

To find out more about emergency treatment for a swollen jaw, please visit this link on the Emergency Dental Center website: https://www.dentistemergency.nyc/swollen-jaw.html

If you have a swollen jaw, don’t ignore it because it may become worse. Find relief by calling Dr. David Dane of Emergency Dental Center in East Midtown Manhattan by dialing (646) 992-0930.

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.