At Hollywood Smile Dental, our caring team understands how disconcerting a dental emergency can be, especially if you are in pain. That little twinge you felt a couple of weeks ago has now become a full-blown, excruciating toothache, and you are ready to drop everything to get relief.
And when you’re ready, we’re here for you. Dr. Yefim Khanimov knows that there’s nothing more important to you than receiving prompt attention. Whatever time of the day or night you have a serious problem, a member of our team is always available to answer your questions.
Same-Day Emergency Treatment
In the majority of cases, we can see you the same day. If your emergency occurs during business hours, we will make time for you in our schedule that day. And if it’s after hours, a member of our team is always on call to help.
Some of the same-day emergency treatments we can provide are:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth extractions
- Dental bonding for chipped teeth
Tips for Handling Your Emergency
It can be challenging to think clearly when you have an emergency, so it’s a good idea to know what steps you can take for self-care until you can get to our office.
If you experience an injury to your face or jaw or excessive bleeding, please call 911 or get to an emergency room as quickly as possible.
Knocked Out (Avulsed) Tooth – This is the most serious of all dental emergencies and requires immediate attention, so please call us right away. The two most important steps are to handle the tooth by the crown only and keep the tooth root moist. You should put the tooth in a container of milk, water, or saliva until you get to our office.
Toothache – There’s no pain quite like the pain of a decayed or damaged tooth. You can find some temporary relief with over-the-counter pain relievers or applying an ice pack on and off your face at 20-minute intervals. But tooth pain is a sign that something serious is occurring and requires attention as soon as possible.
Lost crown or filling – If you lose a crown, wrap it in tissue until you get to our office. In many cases, a lost crown can be cemented back in place without any other treatment. A lost filling will need to be replaced, so please call us for an appointment so we can protect the tooth from damage.
Avoiding Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies happen to everyone, but you can minimize your risk for certain emergencies like toothaches or lost crowns. When we see you every six months, we can check for cavities and treat them before they cause you pain. During your checkups, we will also examine your crowns and fillings to make sure they are in good shape.
Your Rego Park Emergency Dentist
If you have an emergency, you want to know that you can turn to dental professionals who understand your needs. You can count on the team at Hollywood Smile Dental to be there for you whenever you need us. Call us at (718) 830-0110, and we’ll get you the relief you need. If we happen to be on vacation, we will refer you to a trusted dentist in the area who can take care of you right away.