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1835 Cynthia Ln
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Merrick, NY 11566

Emergency Dentistry in Merrick, NY

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Elite Family Dental Care provides Emergency Dentistry in Merrick, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies include unbearable tooth pain or pain in the gums. Any trauma to a tooth or teeth is also a dental emergency and needs immediate treatment. If you’re experiencing uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth, or have cracked a tooth, you need to seek emergency dental treatment. Likewise, the development of a dental abscess (a visible sign of infection in a tooth or gum) constitutes a dental emergency and you should seek treatment immediately.

Elite Family Dental Care provides emergency dental treatment to patients of all ages in Nassau County from our office in Merrick, NY.

Emergency Dental Treatments

Treatment for a dental emergency will be determined by your dentist based on the circumstances, cause, and risks to your health. Common dental emergencies include:

Knocked-Out Tooth

If an adult tooth has been knocked out, pick up the tooth by the crown. Avoid touching the root of the tooth. Rinse the tooth in water. If possible, try to place the tooth gently back in the socket. If you cannot position the tooth in the socket, try to hold it in your cheek, or place it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to our office. Dr. Stanescu or Dr. Annapolen may treat the tooth with a splint, clean the socket, or perform other appropriate emergency treatment.

Soft Tissue Injury

An injury to the jaw or the soft tissues of the mouth is often sustained in conjunction with a broken or knocked-out tooth. These types of injuries often occur as the result of trauma to the face from a hard fall, vehicular or bicycle accident, or a sports injury. If you’ve sustained cuts or severe lacerations to the inside of the cheeks, or on the gums, it is important to seek emergency dental care. Treatment may range from sutures to antibiotics.

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a pus-filled pocket that develops as the result of a bacterial infection. An abscess needs emergency treatment, as the infection can quickly spread to other areas of the body putting your health in jeopardy. An abscess may result from gum disease, an untreated cavity, or worn-out dental restorations that have cracked or chipped. Your Elite dentist will need to drain the abscess and provide antibiotics. In some cases, you may need an emergency root canal. In the most severe cases, a dental extraction may be necessary.

FAQs About Emergency Dentistry

How soon should I see a dentist after an injury to the mouth?

Preventive care including exams, cleanings, root canals and extractions to maintain oral health.

Should I go to the ER or my dentist if I’ve lost a tooth?

If you’ve been in an accident or experienced an injury that affects other parts of your body, go to the ER. However, emergency rooms don’t have dentists on staff. So if you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or your injury is limited to your mouth, call us immediately.

How do I know if a toothache is an emergency?

Occasional tooth pain is not an emergency. But sharp, throbbing pain in a tooth that is making it difficult to sleep, eat, or concentrate should be treated as a dental emergency as it may indicate an infection in the tooth.

Does my child need emergency treatment if a baby tooth is knocked out?

Yes. Although your child’s baby tooth will eventually fall out, a child who has had a tooth knocked out needs emergency dental treatment.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
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Cosmetic Dentistry
Our experienced dentists help patients enhance their smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and natural-looking dental implants.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments preserve your natural teeth wherever possible. Whether it be tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns (made in our onsite dental lab), or natural-looking dental implants – our team will restore your smile to health and beauty by leveraging the recent advancements in dental technologies.

Dental Implants
As the premium option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve your oral and overall health. Matching your natural teeth in color, size and shape, dental implants help restore your bite force, preserve your jawbone, and improve your confidence.

Invisalign offers discretion, comfort, and freedom to enjoy your favorite foods – all while getting a perfectly aligned smile. Our dentists have years of specialized experience in using these clear aligners to create beautiful, brilliant smiles.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Painless, professional-grade teeth whitening gives patients a megawatt smile – in just a single visit. Safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, Zoom! teeth whitening can bring out the best in your smile in just about an hour.

Periodontal Disease
Gum disease has the potential to lead to serious health problems. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease are essential to maintaining good oral health – and overall health.

CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns – also known as same-day crowns – are available at Elite Family Dental Care. Using computer assisted design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), your permanent crown can be made while you wait, eliminating the need for multiple visits to restore a damaged tooth.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are included in our preventative dental care. At your bi-annual checkup, you will be screened for any warning signs. Our digital imaging technologies also allow for the identification of symptoms beneath the surface of the mouth, cheeks, and gums.

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dental services are available for patients who experience a loose crown, knocked-out tooth, or trauma to the teeth and jaws.