Inwood Emergency Dentist
At the offices of Elliott Gutman, DMD, our Inwood emergency dentist
is on call so that you can have your dental emergencies fixed as quickly as possible. We provide emergency dental work on Sundays and for patients who are having emergencies. We’re open on weekends, at night and on holidays, and Dr. Gutman is also the on-call dentist at Yeshiva University.
Our Inwood emergency dentist
knows that just a few hours can make a big difference when saving a tooth, that’s why we stay open for emergency dental services. Broken teeth should be fixed as quickly as possible, because the tooth only has a few hours before it begins to die. If a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, it should be kept moist or put back in the socket without damaging or touching the root. If the tooth is cracked, the mouth should be rinsed immediately with warm water and a compress put on the face to reduce any swelling. For serious emergencies like a broken jaw, patients should apply a cold compress before coming into our emergency dental care office or an emergency room.
Toothaches may not be cause for a dental emergency, but they may be painful enough to warrant a trip to our Inwood emergency dentist
. In this case, patients can try rinsing the mouth with warm water and using dental floss to remove the food inside the teeth, or using a topical anesthetic if the pain is severe. Sometimes the pain may be due to an infection inside the tooth, which is considered a dental emergency. Any and all concerns with teeth and teeth that have been knocked out of the mouth should be fixed by us if possible so that the tooth isn’t damaged. Over time, damage and cracks can cause the tooth to decay severely.
Elliott Gutman, DMD
801 West 180th Street
New York, NY 10033