Dental emergencies are often painful, but they don’t have to be frightening if your first call is to your Sunnyside emergency dentist, Dr. Weiss in Queens. Prompt treatment with Dr. Weiss is almost always required to alleviate pain and ensure your tooth has the best possible chance of survival. At our Sunnyside dental practice, we offer weekend treatment for dental emergencies, including traumatic injuries like tooth fractures, avulsed tooth, or cracked teeth. However, we also treat patients who has lost a filling or dental crown.
If your tooth has been knocked completely out of your mouth, it is essential to see your Sunnyside dentist, Dr. Weiss immediately. When a tooth is knocked out of your mouth, the mouth, tissues, nerves, and blood vessels become damaged. If the tooth can be placed back into its socket in a timely fashion, there is a strong chance the tissues will grow to support the tooth again. If you suffer from a traumatic dental injury that causes you to have an avulsed tooth, take the following sets. Call your Sunnyside dentist, Dr. Weiss for an emergency dental appointment. Pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it under warm water. Avoid touching the root. If it is possible, place the tooth back into its socket, if not tuck it into the cheek pouch. If you cannot put the tooth back in your mouth, place it into a cup of milk, saliva or water. This will prevent the tooth from drying out. Visit your dentist immediately and Dr. Weiss will try to replace the tooth in its natural socket. In some cases, root canal therapy may be necessary if the inner mechanisms of the tooth were seriously damaged.
Another common dental emergency is a loose or completely lost dental filling or crown. Usually, a dental crown can come loose while eating. Once a dental appliance is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may be incredibly sensitive to temperature and pressure. Dental crowns often become loose because the tooth beneath is decaying, which can cause shape changes. If you lose a dental crown, keep it in a cool and safe place while you wait to visit your Sunnyside emergency dentist, Dr. Weiss. In the interim alleviate discomfort and apply clove oil to the tooth or smear the top with dental cement.