Need an emergency dentist in the Bronx - Violeta Skevas, DDS and David Pinkhasov, DDS discuss what to do in the event of a dental emergency.

dentist Grand Concourse bronx Dr. Violeta Skevas is a compassionate and precise dentist treating patients in the Bronx. She believes each patient has unique needs and expectations and that all treatment must be customized according to the patient. Her approach to both cosmetic and general dentistry is professional, dedicated, and ethical.

If you need a emergency dentist in the bronx for a dental emergency after normal business hours and you’re already a patient with Right Family Dental P.C., then please contact our office and our leave a message with our answering service. We will get in touch with  you to speak or see an emergency dentist as soon as possible.If you  are experiencing bleeding inside your mouth then the first thing is to  stay calm.
Please do not take aspirin or ibuprofen.

These are blood thinners (anticoagulants) and will make your bleeding worse. If you need to reduce pain, then acetaminophen and apply ice to the impacted area.

Toothache

If you have sore gums or swelling in the jaw then you must see your dentist immediately as gum pain is usually a sign of a dental abcess either in the gums or the root of your tooth and could be a sign that you will need a root canal. Your gums can swell for many reasons but the only way to find out exactly what is wrong is to get a dentist to look at it as soon as possible.If you have a dental abcess that ruptures then you may experience an unpleasant tasting liquid in your mouth combined with a foul smell. Rinse your mouth out with warm salty water.

Chipped or broken tooth.

If you have a chipped or broken tooth then it may be possible to re-attach the broken pieces of your tooth, however only your dentist will be able to tell you if this is possible. It is important that you take the following steps and see your dentist right away. Remember to take the pieces with you.

Rinse your mouth out with warm water in order to clean it. You can then apply gauze to the affected area. Keep firm intermittent pressure to stop the bleeding. If you can find the chipped or broken pieces of your tooth right then keep them in a small container with some of your saliva.

Once the bleeding has stopped you can apply a cold compress to the affected area that will minimize the swelling. If after 10 minutes of constant, firm pressure it still continues to bleed see your dentist or immediately go to the emergency room.

Keep the pieces of the tooth and gently rinse them with warm water.

You must then place the pieces into a small container. You can then cover them with milk or water with a pinch of salt. You can also use saliva from the injured person.

Knocked out baby tooth

If your baby has completely knocked out a tooth then call your dentist immediately. If the child’s tooth has been completely knocked out then the chances are that it cannot be re-implanted and we must wait until the child’s permanent tooth grows in.
Call your dentist right away. If the child’s baby tooth is completely knocked out, chances are it cannot be re-implanted. If this happens, the missing tooth will be replaced naturally when the child’s permanent (adult) tooth grows in.

Knocked out adult tooth

If you have been unfortunate enough to have knocked out an adult tooth then you have a 1-2 hour window to save the tooth. This means that by getting to a dentist immediately you are increasing the chances for being able to re-implant the tooth and only the dentist will be able to tell you if it can be saved. It is important that you take the following steps and see your dentist immediately. It is also important that you take your protected tooth with you and take precautios that nothing bad can happen to it, as this could reduce the chances.

When patients have chipped or broken one of their teeth, then it may be possible to reattach those broken pieces of the tooth uisng a bonding resin process. Only your dentist will be able to decide if this is possible. It is important to take the following steps and see your dentist right away. Remember you must take the broken pieces with you.

You must rinse your mouth out with warm water in order to clean it and then apply gauze to the affected area. You must use firm pressure in order to stop the bleeding. It is important to find the chipped or the broken pieces of your tooth right away.

Once the bleeding has stopped you must apply a cold compress to the affected area. This must be done to minimize the swelling. If bleeding is persistent despite 10 minutes of constant firm pressure, then you must see your dentist immediately or go to the emergency room.
Remember to take the pieces with you.

Rinse your mouth out with warm water in order to clean it. You can then apply gauze to the affected area. Keep firm intermittent pressure to stop the bleeding. If you can find the chipped or broken pieces of your tooth right then keep them in a small container with some of your saliva.
Once the bleeding has stopped you can apply a cold compress to the affected area that will minimize the swelling. If after 10 minutes of constant, firm pressure it still continues to bleed see your dentist or immediately go to the emergency room.
Keep the pieces of the tooth and gently rinse them with warm water.
You must then place the pieces into a small container. You can then cover them with milk or water with a pinch of salt. You can also use saliva from the injured person.


If you have lost a filling or a crown

If your filling or crown has been knocked out or if it has been lost then you can relieve pain by preventing it from coming into contact with the air. You can use clove oil (you can get this in a local pharmacy) or you can dip a cotton swab and then apply it to the affected tooth. You can also put an ice pack on to reduce the swelling. You must then schedule an appointment with the dentist. This is not something that you should leave for a week or two as infection can set in quickly.

Lost Filling:
If you happen to have found your filling you put it in a safe place and then take with you schedule an appointment to see your dentist.

To reduce any pain and alleviate any discomfort you can fill the hole in your tooth with either tooth wax or cement (this is available at your local pharmacy). You must not use any household adhesives in your mouth.

Lost Crown:
If you found the missing crown then you can temporarily replace it yourself using bonding cement that you can find at the dentist. Use a small amount and this should hold you until you schedule an appointment to see your dentist.

You must gently clean any debris from inside the crown before replacing it. crown.
To the inside of your crown, apply denture adhesive, dental cement or toothpaste before slipping the crown back in place to protect your tooth.

We are dedicated to providing patients with the best care possible and we advise all patients with dental emergencies to see us as soon as possible to prevent damage to other teeth and to prevent your procedure from costing more than it should.

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