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4 Dental Emergencies You Should Never Ignore


Those who have previously experienced a dental emergency know how important it is to receive immediate dental care. Luckily, our emergency dentists at BowTie Dental Studio are always ready to help. No matter how simple your dental problem might seem or if you aren’t feeling pain at all, we advise you to visit an Emergency Dentist in Brooklyn if you or your family are facing any of the following dental issues:

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  • Toothaches

Tooth pain is one of the most common emergencies. This pain can result from multiple dental problems, like deep cavities, trauma, bruxism or periodontal disease. Our emergency dentist will evaluate your case and find out what’s causing the toothaches to provide immediate relief.

In the meantime

Rinse your mouth with salty warm water and use dental floss to keep the area clean. Apply a cold compress on the site if you detect any swallowing and take over-the-counter painkillers if required.

  • Broken Teeth

Dental fractures are frequent in kids and people who practice contact sports like football, ice hockey and boxing. The type of treatment required in these cases depends on the extension and severity of the fracture, so you’ll need to see your emergency dentist in Brooklyn to find the best way to restore your tooth function and aesthetics.

In the meantime, try to save missing pieces and clean the area by rinsing your mouth with salty warm water. If the trauma has caused bleeding, apply pressure with a gauze till it stops. You can also apply a cold compress in the area to ease the pain and prevent severe swallowing. 

  • Loose or Knock out Teeth

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out yearly due to accidents or dental trauma. This dental emergency might seem a nightmare initially, but if you are seen by an emergency dentist soon enough, you have a good chance of saving the knocked-out teeth.

In the meantime, find the missing tooth and grab it by the crown. Rinse it with water if it’s dirty and place it in a container filled with milk or a balanced saline solution (never water!), or keep it inside your mouth, so that it is in contact with your saliva. The successful reimplantation of a knock-out tooth is time-dependant, so visit the office as soon as possible!

  • Dental Abscesses

A dental abscess is an acute infection that accumulates pus beneath the gum tissue and typically causes pain and swallowing. This type of infection is a serious condition that can affect your overall health if it is not treated on time. Your emergency dentist will prescribe antibiotics and might need to perform some clinical procedures to drain the abscess. 

In the meantime

Make an emergency appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible and rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day until you visit the office.