Dentistry located in Financial District, New York, NY
If your teeth have been damaged from injury, trauma, or other causes, you’ll need the highest standard of prompt and compassionate emergency dental care. At FiDi Dental in the Financial District of New York City, you can depend on the distinguished and experienced dentist, Tom Yan, DDS, and the team of qualified medical professionals when you or your family are in need of emergency dentistry. Urgent medical attention might be able to save your tooth. Most patients can be seen as soon as possible and, in most cases, same-day care is available. In a dental emergency, call FiDi Dental or visit the office as soon as you can.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
Why would I need emergency dental care?
One of the most prevalent reasons for emergency dental care is accidents that involve injury to your tooth or teeth. When emergency care is received as soon as possible, in many cases, your tooth can be saved. Common reasons for emergency dentistry include:
- Moderate to severe toothache
- Swollen or sore tooth or gums
- Knocked out tooth from an injury or trauma
- Cracked or chipped tooth after a trauma or injury
If you think you have a broken jaw, visit your local emergency room as soon as you can.
What do I do with my knocked out tooth?
There are important steps you can take to protect your tooth and your oral health if your tooth gets knocked out. It’s essential you handle the tooth carefully and hold the tooth by the crown (the top part) and not the root.
Gently rinse your tooth under running water, and, if you can, try placing your tooth back into position and hold it in place with a gauze or a piece of cloth.
If it’s too painful or uncomfortable for you to keep your tooth in the socket, put it in a container of saliva or milk to help preserve it while you seek prompt dental care.
What causes a severe toothache?
A severe toothache is an especially common reason for emergency dental visits. Severe toothaches are usually caused by tooth decay. In the beginning, tooth decay often occurs without any symptoms.
Bacterial plaque builds up on your teeth and creates an acid when it reacts with sugar in the foods and drinks you consume. The acid gradually softens your enamel — the harder outer layer that covers the front surface of your teeth.
Tooth decay can progress to the deeper layers of your teeth without the right professional dental treatment. You might experience discomfort, pain, and increased tooth sensitivity when tooth decay reaches the dentin — the layer of tooth below your enamel.
Infections can take place when decay and bacteria reach the center pulp part of your tooth that contains blood vessels and sensitive nerves.
What are the symptoms of tooth decay?
Some of the symptoms of tooth decay include:
- Red gums
- A discharge from the tooth
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
When you have an untreated infection, tooth decay can get more serious and spread to other parts of your body. A tooth infection should be treated as soon as possible since it’s considered a dental emergency.
If you or your family are in need of quality and urgent dentistry, don’t hesitate to visit FiDi Dental. In most cases, you can be treated on the same day.