What is a dental emergency? If you suspect that you’re having one, should you wait or call your dentist in the Upper East Side immediately? Many of our patients have asked us questions about emergency dental care, and so we have created these dental emergency FAQs to answer some of the most common questions our patients have for us.
Do I Have a Dental Emergency, or Should I Wait?
First, depending on your pain threshold, you may have trouble deciding whether or not you are actually having a dental emergency. To make it simple, if you have experienced trauma to one or more teeth resulting in significant damage or pain, this qualifies as a dental emergency.
Of all of the dental emergency FAQs we hear and answer on a daily basis, this is one of the most crucial. If you believe that you have a dental emergency or if you are in any doubt, do not hesitate to call your dentist on the Upper East Side or to go to an emergency dental care facility. In many cases, if treatment is given quickly, the tooth can be saved and further problems can be avoided.
Does Putting a Knocked Out Tooth in Milk Really Help?
Yes. This sounds like an old wives’ tale to some, and so a lot of our patients ask this and other dental emergency FAQs thinking that it will not be true. However, if you knock out a tooth, you should rinse it thoroughly and then place it in a container of either milk or saliva. Bring it with you to the emergency dentist, and we will likely be able to place it back in the socket.
Is a Cracked Tooth a Dental Emergency?
If you have a cracked, chipped, or otherwise significantly damaged a tooth, this should be considered a dental emergency. Call your dentist immediately and find out what you should do next.
Contact Our Upper East Side Dentist
These are only a few of the top dental emergency FAQs our patients have asked us at William Schlesinger, DDS. If you have more questions or if you need emergency dental care in the Upper East Side, please call us as soon as possible at 212-517-4660.