Emergency dentistry is a type of dental care that provides immediate relief from pain and discomfort associated with dental emergencies. It is designed to restore the mouth to its pre-injury state and reduce the risk of long-term damage.

Emergency dentists are trained to perform a range of treatments for a variety of dental emergencies, including tooth loss, severe toothache, mouth trauma, and infections.

Most dental emergencies can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, and avoiding injury or trauma to the teeth and gums. However, if an emergency does occur, the following tips can help you get the relief you need:

1. Rinse your mouth with warm water. This can help to flush out any debris and reduce the pain.

2. Apply a cold compress to the affected area. This will help to reduce swelling and discomfort.

3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help ease the pain.

4. If you have a toothache, try flossing or gently brushing the area to remove any food particles that may be stuck between your teeth.

5. If you experience a severe toothache or pain, avoid eating or drinking anything until you see a dentist.

6. If a tooth is knocked out, rinse the tooth off and place it in a cup of milk. Then, contact your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment.

7. If you experience a cut or laceration to the mouth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the area. Contact your dentist right away to determine if stitches are needed.

8. For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.

9. If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

10. For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

By following these tips, you can help minimize the risk of long-term damage and get the relief you need. If you experience a dental emergency, contact your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment. We are here to help. Call today: 718-621-0827. Onatsky Dental Clinic is located at 2960 Ocean Ave 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235.