Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Inna Trogan, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, NY
What do you do if you have a dental emergency? You can rely on the expertise and services of Inna Trogan, DDS, and her professional dental team at Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry. Conveniently located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the highly regarded dental professionals provide exceptional emergency dentistry services. If you experience an urgent dental trauma, call the New York City office immediately. You can also book an appointment online for less urgent concerns.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry treats urgent dental needs that require attention right away. In certain cases, waiting more than 30 minutes before seeking care can be the difference between saving or losing your tooth.
Dr. Trogan understands the importance of providing immediate treatment for your dental trauma. Seeing a dentist who provides emergency dentistry can give you confidence that your oral health will always be their top concern.
When is emergency dentistry needed?
Common dental emergencies include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Persistent bleeding from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- Severe toothache
- Objects piercing your gums or soft tissues
- Loose permanent tooth
- Swelling in your mouth, tongue, or gums
- Cracked tooth
- Broken tooth
- Lip laceration
- Signs of infection or an abscess
If you experience any of these, call Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry immediately to find out what steps to take. The office staff can give guidance on tooth-saving actions before you arrive at the practice.
How does emergency dentistry work for a knocked-out tooth?
If your tooth gets knocked out, it may be able to be saved if you take immediate action.
First, find your tooth. Then pick it up by the crown instead of the roots. Rinse the tooth off gently with water. You should also rinse your mouth carefully with warm water.
If possible, put the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place with gauze or a clean cloth. If you can’t do this, then put your tooth in a cup of milk to maintain the roots’ fluid balance. You can also place the tooth in your mouth between your cheek and tongue to keep the roots moist.
Call the office as soon as possible, or have someone else call who can explain what happened.
What can I expect when I arrive at my emergency dentistry appointment?
Your treatment depends on the dental trauma you experience. Dr. Trogan and her team’s primary goals are to relieve your pain and save your tooth.
If your tooth has been knocked out, they reimplant it. If you have a damaged tooth, Dr. Trogan may give you a temporary restoration to protect it until you’re scheduled for a permanent one.
If you have bleeding, pain, or dental trauma, call Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry right away or use the online booking tool.