If you are experiencing a dental emergency 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 and have an after-hours answering service for contacting the dentist on call.
Dental emergencies can occur at the most inconvenient time. From tooth damage to a knocked out tooth, in most cases, your dental emergency should be handled by your Corbin dentist for the best possible outcome. Corbin Dental treats dental emergencies for both current and prospective patients in any of our three New York area dental offices. We will evaluate your immediate needs and see you the same day when deemed necessary.
Corbin Dental recommends that you contact our office for advice to avoid additional damage or dental problems, but there are a few measures that can be taken 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 until you can be seen:
- 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 and should be addressed 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 or hold in the mouth between the cheek and gums. 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: a broken crown can be repaired or replaced, depending on the location and extent of the damage. Contact our office to determine the level of urgency and schedule an appointment.