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Dealing with a toothache? Here’s what to do about it.
Nothing is worse than dealing with a toothache. It feels like the whole world stops the moment you notice that deep, throbbing pain. When this happens, it’s important to know where to turn. Our dentist Dr. David Dane and his team can handle all of your dental emergencies right here at his East Midtown, Manhattan practice. When you’re dealing with a toothache nothing is more important than getting immediate dental care from a qualified dental professional who knows what to do.
What’s causing my toothache?
There are many issues that could be to blame for your toothache. A toothache could be a sign of,
- Gum disease
- An inflamed or infected dental pulp
- An abscess
- Trauma or injury
- An impacted tooth (common with wisdom teeth)
Why do I need to see a dentist?
As you can see from the list above, a toothache is only a symptom of an underlying problem and it’s important to get to the bottom of the problem so that you don’t put your oral health in jeopardy. As our Manhattan, NY, emergency dentist can tell you, issues such as an abscess, decay or gum disease will not fix itself. The longer you ignore your toothache the worse it’s going to be. This is a dental emergency, so it’s important to treat it that way!
The pain went away. Do I still need to come in?
Absolutely! Just because the pain went away doesn’t mean the underlying issue is fixed. Teeth can’t repair themselves. They need professional treatment. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of comfort.
How can I ease my pain until I can come into the office?
We understand just how unbelievably painful a toothache can be. If you wake up in the middle of the night and simply need some fast relief before coming into our office here are a few things to try,
- Gargle with warm salt water to reduce inflammation
- Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory (e.g. ibuprofen)
- Apply an oral numbing ointment around the affected tooth (e.g. Orajel™)
- Place a cold compress to the side of your face to keep swelling down
If you are dealing with a toothache, know that our Manhattan, NY, dental team is here to provide you with the much-needed emergency dentistry you’re looking for. Don’t panic. Simply call Emergency Dental Care today at (646) 992-0930.
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.
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 to 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!
Are Your Teeth Causing You Pain?
Most people are afraid of root canal treatments because of rumors of pain and agony, but that is just a myth. Your East Midtown, Manhattan, NY, general dentist, Dr. David Dane, can help, especially when it comes to getting rid of a toothache.
If your toothache develops an infection or becomes inflamed in the pulp of the tooth, a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells, a root canal may be necessary.
Causes of Pain:
There are several reasons why your tooth may have been infected.
- Poor dental regimen lead to the formation of cavities, which are a result of eating sugary foods.
- An unhealthy oral regimen isn't the only thing that can cause your enamel to break and expose the pulp. Cracks and chips can also help bacteria infiltrate the enamel and infect the pulp. Trauma to your teeth may be due to several things, such as playing a sport and sustaining an injury or even a car accident.
When you don't brush or floss, the result is the accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that breaks down the enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth and allows the bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.
It's also possible to need a root canal because of dental procedures, such as getting a dental crown. The treatment may damage your dental pulp, which will lead to you needing a root canal from your East Midtown, Manhattan, NY, general dentist.
Root canal therapy alleviates toothaches. For more information or to schedule an appointment about your toothache, call your East Midtown, Manhattan, NY, general dentist, Dr. David Dane at (646) 992-0930.
How your emergency dentists in New York can help you
A dental emergency can be scary when it happens to you or someone you care about. Dental emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, so you need to be prepared. Your emergency dentists at Emergency Dental Center in New York, NY can help you in case of a dental emergency.
So, how do you know if you have a dental emergency? Tooth pain is usually the first symptom people notice. You should seek out emergency dental treatment if you have:
- A toothache that doesn’t go away
- A tooth that is painful when you eat hot or cold foods
- A tooth that is loose or knocked out completely
- A filling or crown that has fallen out
You should also seek out emergency dental treatment if you have been in an accident, or had an injury involving your face, teeth, or jaws.
A toothache that doesn’t go away may be a sign of tooth decay. Tooth decay that has penetrated the enamel and the layer underneath, called dentin, can usually be treated with a filling. For severe tooth decay that has penetrated into the inner layer of your tooth, an area called the pulp, you may need a root canal.
A tooth that is painful when you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages is a sign you may need a root canal. Temperature sensitivity may indicate inflammation of the pulp inside your tooth.
If you have a tooth that is loose from an accident or injury, your dentist may be able to move the tooth back into position. If the tooth is knocked out completely, make sure to keep the tooth moist by putting it in saline solution or between your cheek and jaw. Be sure to not touch the roots of the tooth, to avoid contamination.
A filling or crown that has fallen out usually indicates decay beneath the filling or crown. Your dentist will remove the decay and then probably recommend a new filling or crown.
If you have a bridge that is loose, it could indicate decay, or a poor seal of the bonding agent. In the case of a loose implant, your implant may be failing due to lack of bone support or infection.
These are just a few of the dental emergencies that can happen. If you have a dental emergency, don’t worry. Instead call your emergency dentists at Emergency Dental Center in New York, NY. Early treatment means a better outcome, so call today!