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Chelsea Dentists

Manhattan Dental Office 10011

Chelsea Emergency Dentist

Many dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients and our Chelsea dentist is no different. The first thing to do is call Chelsea Dental Arts and provide them with as much detail as possible about your condition. Pain is a signal that something is wrong and even if the pain subsides, you should be checked by our Chelsea dentist if there was a problem. We will recommend some easy treatments when you find yourself with a dental emergency and are able to tend to it before getting in to our office. For a severely bitten lip or tongue, clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If there is bleeding and it doesn’t stop, get to our office or a hospital emergency room immediately. If you have a broken tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area then hold a cold compress on the area to keep any swelling down and call Chelsea Dental Arts right away.

Dental Emergencies Chelsea

Dental Emergencies Chelsea

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth that is recommended by our Chelsea dentist. Wearing a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities will reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, tongue and cheeks. Chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy can crack a tooth so they should be avoided. Even though precautions can be taken, accidents do happen and knowing what to do when one does can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

If your tooth is knocked out, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If at all possible, gently insert the tooth back into its socket and hold it there. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get yourself, and the tooth, to our Chelsea dentist as quickly as possible. Toothaches can be painful and linger if there are underlying problems. First, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to make sure there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth and never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact our Chelsea Dentist immediately.

Emergency Dental Care in Chelsea
363 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
212-206-9977

Categories: Emergency Dentist

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