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Emergency Dentist in Hewlett

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Hewlett Dental Excellence provides emergency dentistry in Hewlett, NY. Contact us at 516-569-5566 for urgent dental treatment.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to an urgent dental situation that requires immediate treatment. It could be a toothache, a knocked out tooth, or a dental injury of some kind. Prompt treatment increases the chances of saving a tooth, so call us right away, at any time of the day or night.

Why Choose Hewlett Dental Excellence?

We are available for emergencies 24/7. Our office is always on call and reachable to respond to dental emergencies. Dental emergencies can be scary, but we provide calm, compassionate care to put everyone at ease. It helps to have a dentist that provides emergency services so you know exactly where to go in an urgent situation. Familiar surroundings and faces can take some of the stress out of the experience. With over 40 years of experience in the field of dentistry, we are prepared to handle any dental emergency with the best possible outcome.

Procedures Offered

  • Toothache. A toothache can be an urgent situation depending on your level of pain. If the pain is severe, call us at any time, even after hours.
  • Knocked out tooth. A knocked out tooth can often be saved if it is put back in place quickly. If you can, put it back in the socket, touching only the crown of the tooth and bite down on some clean gauze. If not, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva.
  • Soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury may need immediate treatment if the bleeding cannot be controlled or if the cut is deep enough to require stitches.
  • Cracked or fractured tooth. A cracked or broken tooth is at risk of infection and should be treated as soon as possible.
  • Painful abscess. An abscess is a pocket of infected tissue that can be painful. If the pain is severe, call us at any time.

Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.

In the case of a toothache...

Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a lip, gum, cheek, or tongue gets cut...

Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.

If a baby tooth gets knocked out...

Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out...

Call our office right away and take these steps.

  1. Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water.
  2. Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place.
  3. If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.
If a tooth gets chipped or broken...

Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of the broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

Why can’t you put a knocked out tooth in water?
Water will start to break down the tooth material and reduce the chances that the tooth can be put back in place successfully. Milk or saliva are best to keep the tooth from drying out.
How do I know if my emergency is urgent enough to call after hours?
This one can be tricky. If the situation seems urgent enough that it can’t wait until the next day, please give us a call. Even if you’re not sure, call us and we will get more information from you to decide if the situation needs immediate treatment.
How long can a tooth be out of the mouth and still be saved?
It is best if the tooth can be put back in place within 30 minutes. However, if the tooth is stored in water or saliva it may be possible to save it for up to an hour.
What treatment will a toothache need?
A toothache is typically a sign of an infected tooth. It will most likely need a root canal and crown, but the chances of saving the tooth are good.
When is an emergency life threatening?

An emergency becomes life threatening if:

  • There is uncontrolled bleeding.
  • The patient is having difficulty breathing.
  • The patient loses consciousness.

Call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department if any of the above occur.

Looking for a practice in the South Shore of Long Island area? Contact us at 516-569-5566 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Hewlett Dental Excellence
1229 Broadway #204
Hewlett, NY 11557
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