Emergency Dentist Specialist

Glad Dental P.C.

Dentists located in Bronx, NY

Dental emergencies are rare, but when they do happen, Dr. Yakobashvili, Dr. Datikashvili, and the team offer emergency dentistry for patients at Glad Dental P.C. located in the Bronx, New York.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What are some of the most common dental emergencies?

The most common dental emergencies can include:

  • Trauma or injury to the teeth, face, or mouth
  • Infection or swelling of the gums, mouth, or face
  • Severe, unmanageable discomfort or pain in these areas

If any of these situations arise, seek dental assistance as soon as possible. Dr. Yakobashvili and Dr. Datikashvili have experience and training to handle many different kinds of dental emergencies. They offer a safe and comfortable environment offering the necessary diagnostic tools, anesthetics, and treatments for all of your dental needs or emergencies.

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What if I have a dental injury?

If you have a dental emergency, such as an injury, stay calm and focused. You should stop any bleeding that is present and protect the injured tooth or area of the mouth. It is not recommended to treat yourself, even with aspirin or ibuprofen, as they are anticoagulants and can cause excessive bleeding. Your dentist may recommend taking acetaminophen to help alleviate pain instead. Contact the office or your regular dentist as soon as possible.

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What should I do if I knock out a tooth?

If you knock a tooth out while working, playing sports, or as the result of a car accident, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. Making it to Glad Dental P.C. within an hour of your accident could mean the difference between saving and losing your permanent tooth. 

The first thing you’ll want to do is secure your tooth. Be careful not to touch the nerves or soft tissue at the bottom. Instead, gently pick up your tooth by the crown and rinse it of any debris with cool tap water.

After cleaning your knocked-out tooth, try and put it back into the socket. If your tooth wobbles around or won’t stay in place, fill up a glass of milk and store your tooth there. If you don’t have any milk at home, you can tuck your tooth inside of your cheek and keep it wet with saliva, just be careful so you don’t swallow it. 

After securing your tooth, call the team at Glad Dental P.C. and explain the situation. Dr. Yakobashvili or Dr. Datikashvili may be able to provide you with additional tips to limit pain or bleeding while you’re on your way over. If you knock out a tooth outside of normal business hours, follow the same steps, but visit your local emergency room instead of the Glad Dental P.C. offices.

What else is considered a dental emergency?

Most dental problems can wait until a standard appointment to get treatment. But there are some other orthodontic situations that should be considered an emergency and you should call your dentist immediately.

  • A poking wire – If a wire pokes out from your braces
  • Sores or allergic reactions - sudden and serious reactions, like swelling, inflammation or difficulty swallowing or eating
  • Severe pain - Commonly caused by debris below the gum line, a lost filling, a broken, or cracked tooth or an infection. The pain can be alleviated by applying ice 10-20 minutes each hour.

You should also visit the team at Glad Dental P.C. for emergency dentistry services if a foreign object, such as a toothpick or sharp piece of food gets stuck between your teeth. While it might be tempting to use a pin or knife to dislodge small objects, doing so increases your risk of cutting or scraping your gums.

Do you offer same-day appointments?

Dr. Yakobashvili and Dr. Datikashvili know that dental emergencies happen when you least expect them, which is why they are always able to set aside time for same-day appointments. If you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency during normal business hours, call the office right away or simply walk-in. The team will work quickly and do everything they can to preserve your tooth and prevent further damage.

Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely. Accidents and injuries happen, even if you take the necessary safety precautions. However, there are steps you can take to lower your risk and limit damage in the event of a dental emergency. 

For example, if you participate in contact sports like rugby, hockey, or football, you should wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a malleable, plastic tray that fits the unique contours of your teeth and gums. Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity can prevent cracked and chipped teeth and lower your risk of biting your tongue or cheeks. In addition, clinical research suggests wearing a mouthguard can lower your risk of concussions. 

If you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might want to consider investing in a night guard. A night guard is a type of mouthguard that you wear overnight. Night guards push your lower jaw forward and align your teeth while taking the pressure off of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). 

If you think you’re having a dental emergency, contact Glad Dental P.C. as soon as possible to receive immediate medical attention and prevent further damage.