Emergency Dentistry in Staten Island
Dr. Marshall S. Skopp’s practice administers several emergency dental services. If you experience a severely traumatic oral injury, you can count on Dr. Skopp’s expertise and care. This includes the full gamut of emergencies such as severe gum infection, cavities, abscesses, and more.
Contact us immediately at 718-982-5230 if you have one of the below dental emergencies.
Should you experience extreme pain, facial swelling, or other symptoms way beyond ordinary aggravations, you may have a toothache. This condition often requires medical intervention whenever conservative treatments (gargling Epsom salt water, OTC pain medications, etc.) fail to alleviate the problem.
Lacerated Lip, Tongue, or Cheek
Sometimes you may need to go to the emergency room with a bad cut to the face, but a lesser abrasion should lead you to call the dentist ASAP. In these scenarios, be careful to keep the area clean to avoid infection. Also, use some gauze to contain the bleeding as much as you can.
Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth
Try to recover the broken fragments of your tooth if possible. Rinse the affected area with warm water and apply something cold to it, especially if you’re experiencing pain around the injury site.
Missing Adult Teeth
Again, your top priority is to halt the bleeding quickly. You might not be able to reinsert the tooth, so try to preserve it in warm milk or water. Do not attempt to remove or alter the connective tissue or gum around the site of the missing tooth!
Damages to Braces
Sometimes the brackets and wires of orthodontic braces break and need replacing. Be careful of loose wires that can poke your cheek, gums, and tongue. You’ll want to temporarily adjust the wire into a position that stops it from jabbing you. When you arrive at the dentist’s office, they’ll replace the wire entirely.
Abscesses and Canker Sores
You should not ignore persistent oral abscesses since they are infectious, contagious, and can spread to other areas of the body. As usual, when you notice these along with lots of pain and swelling, it’s smart to call your dentist.
Don’t forget that the best way to avoid many of these emergencies is to practice effective daily oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and not chewing ice are the most important ways to reduce the risk of cavities, broken teeth, abscesses, and much more.
Dr. Marshall S. Skopp DMD provides many oral services, which include treatment procedures for dental emergencies, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and more! Call or stop by at 2040 Forest Avenue in Staten Island.