Your guide to dental emergencies in New York City.
You’ve taken care of every detail for your visit to New York City. If you’re on business, you have your game face on. You’re ready to strike that deal, sign that contract, and make a great impression. If you’re on vacation in one of the best cities in the world, you’ve planned every possible activity such as Broadway, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you’ve spent a considerable amount of time and money to execute the perfect time in the Big Apple.
Nothing can interrupt a well-planned trip like a dental emergency. Dental emergencies range from those that are causing you a considerable amount of pain, to those that are damaging your appearance for your selfies with Lady Liberty you were planning to post on Instagram. Dental emergencies can include:
- Tooth Pain
- Broken Crown or Veneer
- Cold sores and ulcers
- Lost crown or filling
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Emergency root canals
- Replacing or re-cementing dental crowns and bridges
- Replacing or re-cementing veneers
- Broken denture
- Abscess or Infection Treatment
- Replacement of filling
- Emergency teeth cleaning
You’ll need to consider what type of dental emergency you’re experiencing. There are steps you can take immediately while you make your way to a dental office that offers emergency dentistry.
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Consider using a natural alternative when rinsing. Myrrh, German Chamomile, Peppermint, Clove and Tea Tree oils added to your warm rinse can help relieve some of the pain and discomfort you are experiencing. Remove any lodged pieces of food with dental floss. If you have swelling due to your ache, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
Save any part of your tooth that you can. Apply gauze to any areas that are bleeding until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth closest to the place where the chipped tooth is located in order to keep swelling down and to relieve pain.
Keep the tooth, if possible. Hold it by the crown (the part that is exposed in the mouth). Do not rinse or scrub the tooth so you don’t remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to gently put the tooth back in place, but don’t force it. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a small container of milk or keep it in your mouth in between the gum and cheek or under your tongue. Get to a dentist within 1 hour, teeth re-implanted into their socket within 1 hour has the highest chance of being saved.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
To relieve pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area. Gently rinse with natural pain relievers such as Myrrh, German Chamomile, Peppermint, Clove and Tea Tree oils. Get to the dentist as soon as possible.
An abscessed tooth is due to an infection that has occurred around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. See a dentist right away to get the right treatment plan to fight the infection and prevent further damage.
You’ll also need to search for a dental office that specializes in dental emergencies, most dental offices book appointments weeks in advance. While in New York City, you’ll need to consider location, getting there is half the battle. Les Belles NYC specialize in emergency dentistry. Les Belles NYC is located in grand central terminal, the hub of all travelers.
Les Belles NYC knows your life cannot be stopped by your dental emergency. We specialize in making your dental emergency a quick, easy and as pain free for children and adults. We cater to the New York lifestyle that demands immediate attention for your fast-paced life. We will get you back to your regularly scheduled events in New York City efficiently and with care.