East Islip Emergency Dentist
A dental emergency is often a sudden and completed unexpected event, and one that can feelings of panic. That’s why it’s so important to have a trusted dental team that you can turn to during these trying times. At East Islip Dental Care, we’re committed to always being available for our valued patients – that’s why we’re open seven days a week! If you experience a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible. We can provide important guidance and arrange an emergency appointment for you as soon as possible.
What exactly is a dental emergency?
Here are just some of the situations that we feel require immediate attention and care:
- Partially dislodged tooth
- Fully dislodged tooth
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- An object is stuck between the teeth and cannot be safely removed
- Lost filling or crown
- Loose or broken brackets for patients who have braces
- Persistent bleeding in the mouth
- Injuries involving the soft oral tissue
- Injuries to the jaw
While several dental emergencies occur because of truly unavoidable circumstances, such as a painful fall or a hidden infection, there are ways that patients can increase their chances of keeping their smile safe and healthy. You should never try to open packaging with your teeth, and when participating in physical activities such as sports, we strongly recommend that you always wear a mouthguard, which have been shown through studies to prevent facial injuries and even reduce the severity of concussions. While these precautions may seem relatively simple, they can be a big help in maintaining your oral health.