Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S.
General Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Lower East Side, New York, NY
When you’re choosing a dental care provider, it’s important to find someone who’s there for you both in times of health and times of emergency. At Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S., located on the Lower East Side of New York City, the skilled dental care team offers emergency dentistry care when you need it. Get in touch by phone or use the online scheduler to get help now.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What are the most common emergency dentistry problems?
There are many problems that qualify as dental emergencies. Some of the most common are:
- A knocked-out tooth
- Broken tooth
- Torn gum tissue
- Serious tooth, gum, or jaw pain
- A permanent tooth that becomes loose
- Bleeding in your mouth
- Trauma to your mouth
- Severe mouth swelling
Other situations may be dental emergencies, too. If you’re concerned that you have a dental emergency, but aren’t quite sure, call the Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. office for guidance and an experienced team member will be glad to assist.
What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?
With a knocked-out tooth, time is crucial. Your knocked-out tooth can be saved through reimplantation if you get to the dentist within around an hour, preferably within 30 minutes. Call the Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. office to let the team know you're on the way.
Get the tooth, handling it only by the enamel part and never touching the root. If your tooth has dirt or debris on it, you can rinse it under a gentle stream of water. If possible, replace your tooth in the socket. If you're not able to do that due to pain or for some other reason, it's important to keep the tooth moist.
The ideal environment for a tooth is an emergency tooth preserver such as Save-a-Tooth®. If you don't have a tooth preservation kit on hand, put your tooth in a cup of milk. Regular cow's milk contains preservatives that can keep your tooth healthy until it's back in your mouth.
When is the dentist available for emergency care?
Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. prioritizes patient dental emergencies, so if you call during any regular office hours, a team member will make every effort to work you into the schedule right away.
The Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. office hours are:
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am-6pm
- Friday from 10am-5pm
- Saturday from 9am-4pm
- Wednesday and Sunday the office is closed
If you have a dental emergency, the Jerrold F. Heller & Associates D.D.S. team is here for you. Book an appointment anytime through the online scheduler or call the office in a dental emergency.