EMERGENCY DENTISTRY AT CORBIN DENTAL
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Bayside please call one of our offices immediately for advice on how to proceed. We make every effort to see patients with emergencies the same day when necessary. Our dental practice has an after-hours answering service for contacting the dentist on call.
EMERGENCY DENTISTRY IN LONG ISLAND
Dental emergencies can occur at the most inconvenient time. From tooth damage to a knocked-out tooth, in most cases, we can handle your dental emergency at Corbin Dental for the best possible outcome. Corbin Dental treats dental emergencies for both current and prospective patients in any of our two New York area dental offices. We will evaluate your immediate needs and see you the same day when deemed necessary.
Dr. Bruce Corbin and Dr. Richard Corbin recommend that you contact our office for advice to avoid additional damage or dental problems. There are a few measures that you can take at home to minimize pain and stabilize the situation. In most situations where trauma has occurred, the use of a cold compress on the outside of the cheek to reduce swelling and an over the counter pain medication can minimize discomfort.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR MANAGING A DENTAL EMERGENCY
- Chipped or damaged tooth: The need for a same-day appointment will depend on the severity of the damage. If it is a significant chip and you can recover the piece of tooth, wrap it in wet gauze if available and bring with you to our office.
- Tooth pain: Sudden or throbbing pain can indicate a range of dental problems or infection. Address tooth pain at our office by your Corbin dentist as soon as possible. Contact our office and we will discuss your symptoms to determine the best course of action or the need for immediate attention.
- Knocked out tooth: Call your local Corbin Dental office immediately in the event of a knocked-out tooth. If possible, recover the tooth and place in a container of warm milk. You can also hold it in your mouth between the cheek and gums until you can get milk. We may be able to place the tooth back in the socket and support it with a small brace to allow for reattachment to occur.
- Broken dental crown: We can repair or replace a broken crown, depending on the location and extent of the damage. Contact our office to determine the level of urgency and schedule an appointment.
DENTAL EMERGENCY FAQS
WHAT DO I DO IF MY TOOTH IS KNOCKED OUT?
Please contact our dentist’s office immediately. If possible, retrieve the lost tooth. Lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk to transport it to us. We may be able to replace a tooth that you preserve like this within one hour of loss.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FEEL SEVERE TOOTH PAIN?
You can take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. In severe cases, tooth decay or an abscess can be causing your pain. Schedule an appointment with our dentists if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY DENTURE OR DENTAL BRIDGE BREAKS?
If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. We will help you determine the best treatment plan for replacing the denture or dental bridge.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY DENTAL FILLING OR DENTAL CROWN BREAKS?
Contact our office and one of our dentists will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental crown or other restoration. DO NOT attempt to re-glue your restoration, as this can cause more pain, infections, and harm to your body.
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If you require emergency dental care, contact our Bayside or Oyster Bay office. Our dental team will help you find a solution to your dental problem.
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Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay are a family owned and operated Bayside and Oyster Bay dentist offices for patients of all ages. Our team is committed to improving smiles through patient-focused comprehensive dentistry.