No matter what type of dental emergency you’re experiencing, Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help. Our number one priority is to ensure patients are out of immediate pain, as we work toward a treatment that will pave the road to a full recovery and a beautiful smile.
Lost crowns, chipped teeth, broken dentures and damaged fillings should be addressed as quickly as possible. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot offer a wide range of emergency dental services, utilizing state-of-the-art procedures and technology in their Huntington, Long Island office. We understand how nerve-racking traumatic dental injuries can be, and provide detailed advice on the best ways to care for yourself until our staff can see you. If you knocked out a tooth, damaged your dental work, or have developed a painful abscess and infection, you’ll be in expert hands with Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot.
Leaving dental problems untreated is not recommended, even if you’re not in pain. Oral trauma, loose restorations and damage to the teeth and gums can eventually lead to more serious issues and health complications. It doesn’t matter if you are an existing patient or a new patient, you can be confident that you’ll receive superior care from our Long Island dentists.
Huntington, Long Island emergency dentists
A fractured or knocked out tooth is an obvious dental emergency, but the early symptoms of an abscessed tooth can be subtle at first. Many times, a tiny bump will develop on the gum tissue near the infected tooth. Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling in the jaw area, localized pain, and fever. An abscessed tooth is considered an emergency situation, as the infection can spread to other parts of the body.
If you are facing any type of dental emergency – from lost fillings to unusual bleeding of the gums, time is of the essence for treating the problem. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot have extensive experience diagnosing and treating dental emergencies.
We offer immediate treatment for dental emergencies including:
- Cracked, chipped or fractured teeth
- Teeth that have been knocked out
- Abscessed tooth
- Bleeding and tooth pain
- Lost fillings
- Loose adult teeth
- Tooth extractions
- Damage to dental implants
- Lost or broken crowns
- Soft tissue injury
- Facial swelling from infection
- Objects caught between the teeth
- Partially dislodged tooth
How to handle dental emergencies
Accidents happen to the best of us, so whether you were injured playing contact sports or lost a crown while eating dinner, knowing what to do during dental emergencies can be of great help.
- For a knocked-out tooth, place it in milk or between your gum and inner cheek until you can get to our office.
- For bleeding or soft tissue injuries, place a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to help stop bleeding and control pain.
- For a fractured tooth, rinse the mouth with warm water and save the fragmented piece if possible.
- For persistent toothaches, rinse the mouth with luke-warm water and take acetaminophen to alleviate pain.
- For a lost crown, try and save the restoration and put gauze with pure clove oil on the tooth
- For infection, rinse your mouth with a salt water solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water) three times daily until you can see us.
- Avoid OTC pain medications right before your appointment as it can mask symptoms