4 Dentists found in Hempstead, NY
Milhim Lewis G DDS
514 Fulton Ave, Hempstead NY 11550
Simmy Arora, DDS
400 Fulton Ave Suite E, Hempstead NY 11550
400 Fulton Ave, Hempstead NY 11550
Oasis Dental: Pavanjit S. Chhabra, DDS
400 Fulton Ave, Hempstead NY 11550
What You Need to Bring to Your Hempstead Emergency Dentist Appointment
Same Day Denture Repair in HempsteadFrantically searching “denture repair Hempstead” is considered a dental emergency, as well, which is also one that we can help with! Because many of the emergency dentists have close working relationships with denture lab technicians, same day denture repair in Hempstead is more than possible. Whether you need to be fitted for a new set of dentures or your current set requires some minor repairs, it can all be done on the same day.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies Dentists SeeUnfortunately for us all, some dental emergencies show themselves as soon as they occur, while others rack themselves up over time. You typically won’t know about the emergency until the pain has already set in. Major dental emergencies are typically lost or knocked out teeth, severe toothaches, and oral infections, while minor dental emergencies are badly chipped teeth, for example. Before we get started with the most common dental emergencies, it’s important for you to know and understand that any sustained trauma to the head means you need a trip to the emergency room.
Lost or Knocked Out TeethIf you’ve lost a tooth or had one knocked clean out, and you’re also 100% sure that you haven’t received any head trauma, you can still save the tooth. In order to properly preserve the tooth in hopes of having it planted back into the empty socket by the emergency dentist we book you an appointment with, you must make sure you pick the tooth up by the crown. Picking it up by the root, the bottom of the tooth, is the best way to damage it and stop the process of saving it before you’ve even started. Next, rinse the tooth off with some water and try to put it back into the socket yourself. If you can’t, however, you can also preserve it by putting it in a cup of milk or water. Putting it back in the socket is the best way to preserve it until we can get you help, but forcing it in will cause damage to both the tooth and the socket.
Abscessed Teeth and Oral InfectionsOral infections are a nasty dental emergency to deal with. They are time-sensitive, destructive, and even potentially life-threatening if they’re left to run rampant and fester throughout your mouth. Like an infection anywhere else in your body, they can cause blood poisoning and death. Patients typically don’t realize they have an abscessed tooth, or an oral infection, in general, until they’re in massive amounts of pain, but there is a way to catch them early before they become an unbearable problem. Using a small mirror, look closely and carefully around your mouth to see if you can find anything that looks like a red bump or a pimple. If you’ve found one, call us straight away. Oral abscesses spread through the roots of your teeth and later into the tissues of your mouth.
A Lost Filling or CrownFillings and crowns are there to protect a tooth from further harm, whether the hole or structure of the tooth was due to a severe cavity or a bad fracture. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever, especially if they’ve aged over the years and/or have been damaged. If you’ve lost a filling or a crown, you need to make sure the hole is temporarily covered at all times until we can book you an appointment with an emergency dentist. If you leave the hole without protection, it could potentially be damaged to the point where the whole tooth has to be extracted instead of refilled or recapped. Dental cement is the best way to keep the tooth fully protected until your appointment. If you can’t find or get dental cement, however, use pieces of gauze and cotton balls. They are the next best thing and will keep the tooth protected for the time being.
Emergency Tooth ExtractionsIf you’re facing an emergency tooth extraction, don’t panic just yet. The emergency dentist we book you with will work with their team to try anything and everything they can to save the tooth in question before the decision is made to remove it, so there’s still hope. If there’s no other option than an emergency tooth extraction, though, rest assured that the entire area will be completely numb before anything else is done. You won’t feel any pain whatsoever, just some minor pressure. Once you and the emergency dentist are in full agreement over the area being completely numb and ready to go, he or she will use a set of dental pliers to gently rock the tooth in the socket until it pops out. Sometimes, however, this method doesn’t work for whatever reason. If this is the case, the emergency dentist will carefully break the tooth up into smaller fragments and remove each piece. Before you go home, the emergency dentist will take some time to go over important aftercare instructions. You will need to follow their instructions to ensure that the extraction site is properly taken care of, otherwise you’ll be looking at an oral infection.
Trip to the Emergency Room vs Trip to the Hempstead Emergency DentistMaking the swift decision of where you need to go first all depends on a couple of different factors that are all based on one major injury – whether or not you’ve sustained any head trauma. Remember, head trauma means an immediate trip to your local emergency room. Emergency room doctors aren’t able to save your teeth, but they are able to treat head trauma, major injuries, and help you with pain management. Hempstead emergency dentists can’t treat head trauma, but they can save your teeth, oral injuries, and are equipped enough to help with a fraction of pain management.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.