If there is a dental emergency our Upper Manhattan emergency dentist Dr. Darryl Lieberman, DDS is available to respond to it. There are several dental traumas that our practice handles. Often an infected tooth and roots are an emergency situation, especially if there is a great deal of pain involved or an abscess has formed. Other emergencies deal with trauma or injury to a tooth.
Often a dental emergency involves traumatic injuries to teeth. As a result of some sort of blow to the mouth or injury teeth may become dislodged, pushed partially out of their socket. Our Upper Manhattan emergency dentist will reposition the tooth in the socket and stabilize it. If the pulp or root of the tooth is intact the tooth will heal itself. If the pulp is damaged or infected a root canal treatment may be necessary to clean out the damaged pulp. Another emergency injury is when a tooth is completely knocked out or avulsed. If this should happen keep the tooth moist by placing it back in the socket if possible, or if not by placing it in milk or water. Our doctor will treat the tooth and place it back in the socket, the treatment depends on how long it has been detached and the condition it is in.
Another dental emergency involves teeth that are cracked or fractured. A crack or fracture can occur as a result of a sudden trauma but is usually the result of many years or even decades of clenching and grinding of teeth, which can cause a crack in the hard outer layer of the tooth. These fractures are sometimes very difficult to find and may eventually cause pain, difficulty chewing and thermal sensitivity. Whenever you feel pain or sensitivity in your teeth or experience a trauma to the mouth call our Upper Manhattan emergency dentist as soon as possible.
If you get a cracked tooth, it is important that you come in to see our dentist as soon as possible. At our dental practice, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, our emergency dentist Bronx NY, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, can provide you with emergency care for a cracked tooth.
There are many different types of cracks that can develop in a tooth. Some cracks are purely surface cracks and can easily have their appearance fixed with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. However, superficial dental cracks will not affect the integrity of your tooth. Yet, there are other cracks which can be very dangerous. Sometimes when a tooth is cracked, the patient will only know it because they are experiencing tooth pain. A tooth crack can cause intermittent pain so it can be difficult to diagnose. A tooth that is cracked can allow decay to enter the interior of the tooth, causing the tooth to need a root canal procedure. A cracked tooth can also move and constantly irritate interior pulp so that it becomes damaged. In this case, the patient will also need to have a root canal procedure to save the tooth. Sometimes, when a tooth is cracked, especially when the crack continues below the gum line, the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. Then the tooth will need to be replaced either with a dental bridge or with a dental implant. These treatments can all be performed by our dentist. It is important that cracked teeth, and tooth pain, are always immediately brought to the attention of our emergency dentist Bronx NY. There are many things that our dentist can do to save your cracked tooth. It is always important that cracked teeth are treated to keep a dental situation from worsening. Cracked teeth can also cause tooth pain, which often leads our patients needing to see our dentist on an emergency basis.
For an appointment to see our emergency dentist Bronx NY for a cracked tooth, or for another dental emergency, simply contact our office to let us know the reason for your call.