ABOUT EMERGENCY DENTISTRY
What are emergency dentistry services?
A dental accident or emergency is no different from any other emergency. If you’re hurt, you need immediate care to prevent your injury from getting worse. Unlike with common dental issues, which can wait a day or two until regular dental practice hours or the next available appointment, time is critical for dental emergencies. You must receive medical treatment within the next 24 hours to avoid long-term health problems.
Neighborhood Dentistry PC offers emergency dentistry services for life’s unplanned dental injuries.
What is a dental emergency?
The most common causes of a dental emergency are typically a vehicle or sporting accident. However, sometimes your pain may be caused by an untreated dental issue. Schedule an emergency appointment if you experience the following:
- Severe toothache
- Knocked-out tooth
- Gum, tongue, or cheek injury, especially if bleeding
- Broken or loose braces
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Lost filling or crown
- Loose tooth
Dr. Blank and the Neighborhood Dentistry PC team strive to see you as soon as possible to provide fast relief and treatment.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Often, the person needing emergency dentistry is hurt and shaken. If you or the injured party has been in an accident and have other wounds, always visit an emergency room before seeking emergency dental care. In the meantime, you can call Dr. Blank and explain what’s happened so he can offer advice on how to care for your mouth until he sees you. He can also prepare for your visit.
An ice pack or cold compress applied to the injured side of the face can help reduce swelling and ease the pain until your appointment with Dr. Blank. Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Advil®) may also help.
If neither of these works, ask for further pain relief options when you call Neighborhood Dentistry PC to schedule your emergency dental appointment.
How can I prevent needing emergency dentistry?
It’s impossible to avoid accidents altogether, but you can take preventive measures to reduce the risk of a dental emergency.
- Attend twice-yearly checkups
- Always wear recommended protective head and mouth wear
- Avoid using teeth to open bottles or hard-to-open items
- Schedule a checkup before an extended vacation or trip
If you have a dental emergency, call Neighborhood Dentistry PC immediately or reach out through this website.
Neighborhood Dentistry PC
Emil Blank, DDS
General Family Dentist located in Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY
Dental accidents and emergencies occur when you least expect them, yet they still need immediate attention if you wish to avoid long-term damage and tooth loss. This is why Emil Blank, DDS, offers emergency dentistry services at Neighborhood Dentistry PC in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Along with his team, he ensures you get the care you need when you need it. If you have a dental emergency, reach out online or call the practice for immediate assistance.