3V Dental Associates is proud to offer emergency dental care at our Port Washington, NY dental office!
- Broken Tooth Repair
- Tooth Loss and/or Trauma
- Emergency Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Enamel Damage
- Loose or Broken Crowns
- Bad Porcelain Dental Veneers
- Urgent Cosmetic Dental Care
- Bad Dental Implants
- Bleeding Gums & Gum Disease
- Tooth and Gum Abscess Pain
- Jaw Pain Relief
- Fast Denture Fixes
- And more
For immediate assistance with an emergency dental issue, please contact our office at (516) 944-7000
Oral health is usually a long-term issue, with prevention key to the development of serious problems. However, sudden events may occur in your teeth and gums that require immediate emergency attention. It is on these occasions that you need help from an emergency dentist. 3V Dental, your local Port Washington dental team, is at your service!
Dealing With Dental Emergencies
Accidents and participation in contact sports are common causes of dental emergencies. Trauma to the mouth can cause a laceration of the gums and potentially serious bleeding, or can even fracture a tooth. Minor chipping may not be considered an emergency, but the serious cracking of a tooth will require immediate attention. In serious blows to the head or mouth, teeth can be driven into the gums or even completely dislodged from their respective sockets. Some dental emergencies may arise from problems in the teeth themselves, such as the formation of an abscess. Dental problems can be as painful as any other illness and, if not treated, can also lead to serious complications.
Types of Emergency Dental Services
A tooth that has been in some manner damaged in a traumatic event will need to be stabilized, which includes its placement back in the proper position. If the pulp inside is otherwise untouched, the tooth may not need further treatment. However, extensive damage will probably require root canal treatment. In this procedure, the pulp is removed from the tooth and replaced with a special substance, and the treated area is then fitted with a crown. Even a tooth that has been knocked out might be saved, depending upon the amount of time it remained out of the mouth. This type of injury requires immediate attention, as do other types of dental problems, including abscessed teeth or gums.
Protecting Your Teeth Against Emergencies
The best way to prevent dental emergencies is to protect yourself with mouth guards while participating in physical activities. Proper care of the teeth, including regular dental examinations and cleanings, can also prevent many dental emergencies. When these steps are not enough, and emergency dental need does occur, 3V Dental Associates is on call to help.
This article has been reviewed and/or authored by Dr. Irina Kellerman