Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, dental trauma can occur when you least expect it. Accidents or injuries may result in a tooth becoming dislodged from its socket or avulsed (completely knocked free). When that happens, depend on us at Ninth Avenue Dental for the urgent care and treatment you require.
A dislodged tooth has come loose, but is still physically attached. An avulsed tooth, on the other hand, is separated from the socket. You need attention from our emergency dentist in Boro Park, and it is our priority to ensure that you are seen in a timely manner. If possible, let us know that you are on your way, or have someone call on your behalf. In addition to giving our office an opportunity to prepare for you, we can also advise you on any action you should take in the meantime. For example, you should try to gently guide a dislodged tooth into its socket if you can. Don’t force it, though. An avulsed tooth needs to be kept moist, so place in warm water with a pinch of salt, or a container of mile. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort. When you arrive, our emergency dentist in Boro Park will assess the state of your tooth and decide on the way to treat it. X-rays may be taken, also. Typically, treatment will involve either putting the tooth back in its socket and placing a plastic splint or orthodontic wire around it to keep it there until it fully heals; or performing root canal to address damaged pulp inside the tooth.
It is a good idea to keep the number for our emergency dentist in Boro Park programmed in your phones. That way, you won’t lose any precious time when you have dental trauma.