A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out tooth are examples of dental emergencies that require immediate treatment by an emergency dentist. If you live in or near Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York City, visit Vitta Dental for emergency dental care by an emergency dentistry specialist. Mehdi Aryan, DMD is here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office right away.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What does an emergency dentist do?
Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Dental emergencies comprise any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Getting to Vitta Dental within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.
While some infections and severe toothache can constitute a dental emergency, most dental emergencies, such as a knocked-out or cracked tooth, are the result of traumatic mouth injuries.
When should I call an emergency dentist?
The following situations are generally considered dental emergencies:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Severe tooth or mouth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
- An injury to your mouth or face
- Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
- A severely cracked or broken tooth
- A cut or tear on your lips
If you chip a tooth but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. That said, feel free to contact Dr. Aryan if you’re concerned. He can explain how to take care of your tooth until you can make it into the office.
What will happen during my smile makeover?
To begin, Dr. Aryan meets with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and explain your options for cosmetic dentistry. He assesses the following to guarantee the best outcome:
- Teeth alignment, size, and color
- Gum tissue size, shape, and health
- Skin tone
- Face shape
- Hair color
Following his assessment, it’s time to review your options for a smile transformation. Dr. Aryan places a high priority on patient education. He partners with you to design the right makeover treatment plan.
For an extra fee, Dr. Aryan can provide you with a visual rendering of what your smile might look like at the end of your makeover. You can then choose to go through with the procedure or not. Enjoy what you see? Keep moving with your smile makeover! The amount you already paid will be applied to the cost of your procedure.
How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you may be at risk of losing the tooth for good. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.
As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the crown. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Vitta Dental. If you’re unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office.
If you’re facing a dental emergency, call Vitta Dental at 212-634-9654 for expert assistance. If you are experiencing an emergency after hours and you cannot get in touch with us, please call 9-1-1.