Emergency Dentist in Ithaca on Oral Injuries
Dr. Comisi knows that emergencies wait for no one. At any point in time, we can be subjected to a trauma causing not only physical pain, but some mental and emotional as well. In order to help you deal with some of the most common dental injury emergencies, your top emergency dentist in Ithaca has composed this blog today. To contact us in case of emergency, you can review This Page of our website…and for more serious issues, always remember to call 9-1-1 or to consult a hospital.
Our teeth are fragile and placed in such a fashion on the body that they can be left wide open to injury from a variety of circumstance. Rather it is by roughhousing or in some sort of accident, our teeth can be knocked out or dislodged from their gums. If this occurs to you, the first step is to find the tooth and wipe off any debris it may have on it. The tooth may have some tissue still connected to it that can be essential to replacing it, so should not be washed in water necessarily. If you can, try to place the tooth back into the void from which it came without twisting it or forcing it. If you do not want to attempt this feat, place the tooth in milk overnight or until you can come into our office.
From the very same set of seemingly infinite circumstances as dislodgment can come a fracturing or cracking of the teeth. If you happen to break a tooth, again, the first step is to locate any large fragments of the tooth that you can and hold onto them. These shards can be essential in helping your emergency dentist in Ithaca in constructing restorative options for you. Store the pieces in milk and make sure not to probe the area of injury with your tongue- as the sharp edges of the tooth can cause further injury. Make sure to apply a cold compress to the area of trauma and call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
No matter the cause of injury or the unfortunate result, every patient should know they are in the best of hands with Dr. Comisi- the top restorative and emergency dentist in Ithaca.
To schedule an appointment, emergency or not, call our Ithaca dental office today at (607) 272-3433.