Smile Huntington knows that accidents can happen at any time. That’s why our dental office in Huntington, New York offers emergency dental services to care for you when inconvenience or injury strikes. Traumas to your mouth or undiagnosed pain can lead to infections and other complications, so it is important to see or contact your dentist immediately. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room right away. At Smile Huntington, we want to provide you with quick, comforting service to stop your pain and keep you smiling.
If you experience severe pain or toothache, it is best to see your dentist. Your dentist at Smile Huntington should be able to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain. It is best to avoid taking ibuprofen for any type of dental pain as it is an anticoagulant, meaning it might make you bleed more than is healthy. Acetaminophen is a better over-the-counter alternative to ibuprofen or aspirin products. If you believe that your toothache may be caused by something trapped between teeth, rinse your mouth with water and floss to remove any debris. Make sure not to use sharp objects to get in between your teeth as this could cause more harm. If after flossing, the pain persists, see your dentist promptly. Apply ice to the affected area until you can see the dentist to reduce pain and alleviate any swelling.
Loose teeth, chipped, or broken tooth are reasons to try to schedule an emergency appointment with your dentist. If your tooth has come out, keep it in your mouth or in a glass of milk to keep it safe until you can see your dentist. There is a window of time, usually one or two hours, that the tooth can be re-implanted by your dentist if it is kept safe and moist. Avoid using tap water to keep it moist as tap water often has minerals and chlorine, which could harm the roots of the tooth.
For pain, excessive bleeding, or swelling, it is best to see your dentist as soon as possible. Our staff in Huntington will do their best to get you the earliest appointment available. Our goal is to get you smiling pain-free again.