Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry -  - Prosthodontics

Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry

Prosthodontics & Periodontics located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. When they do, the team at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry provides emergency dentistry services at their locations in Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Treating a dental emergency at the first sign of trouble can help preserve your oral health. With a state-of-the-art office and a conservative approach to care, the Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team can treat nearly any dental emergency in-house. To learn more, call the nearest New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses on oral health problems requiring immediate treatment. 

In many cases, a dental emergency simply can’t wait. Addressing the problem as quickly as possible reduces your risk of permanent damage to your oral health.

That’s why the Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team provides emergency dentistry services to its New York City patients. Emergency care ensures that you receive prompt treatment, sometimes outside of normal business hours.

What does emergency dentistry treat?

It’s hard to know when you have a dental emergency, but waiting too long to seek treatment increases your risk of permanent damage. Common dental emergencies that the Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry team treats include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Broken fillings or crowns
  • Tooth infection
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Soft tissue lacerations
  • Tooth pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Severe gum inflammation
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth

If you experience sudden tooth pain or a rush of foul-tasting liquid in your mouth, call Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry right away. These abrupt changes can indicate a ruptured abscess, which increases your chances of widespread infection.

What should I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

When cared for properly, a knocked-out tooth can be reinserted into its socket. Try to pick up the tooth from the crown without touching the root portion. 

Carefully rinse off any debris, but make sure not to disturb the roots. If possible, insert the tooth back into the empty socket and gently bite down to hold it in place.

Your gums may be too swollen or too painful to reinsert the knocked-out tooth. If this happens, store the tooth in a glass of milk to preserve it until you see your dentist at Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry.

How can I prevent the need for emergency dentistry?

Unfortunately, you can’t always prevent a dental emergency. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, which reduces your chances of an emergency.

Professional teeth cleanings and dental exams can help identify early signs of decay. By addressing decay early on, your dentist can treat it before it degrades the shape or size of your tooth. 

If you have early signs of gum disease, routine brushing, flossing, and teeth cleanings can reduce your risk of infection, tooth loss, and decay.

Those who are active in sports should consider a custom-made mouthguard to prevent injuries to the mouth.

Don’t wait to seek help in the event of a dental emergency. Call Integrated Aesthetic Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.