Emergency Dental Care
Dental Emergencies and Toothaches
We are proud to report that patients who visit our Merrick dental office regularly for dental cleanings, examinations and treatment have very few incidences of dental emergencies and toothaches. However, even with the best oral care, dental emergencies may arise.
There are simple precautions you can take to avoid injuries or accidents to your teeth:
- Avoid chewing hard things such as ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Use scissors to tear or cut things rather than your teeth.
- When participating in sports or other recreational activities that may pose a danger to your teeth be sure to wear a mouthguard.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Should a traumatic injury knock out a permanent tooth, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in tepid water if its dirty. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments! Try to reinsert it in the socket and hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If thats not possible, transport the tooth in a cup of milk or water and call our office as quickly as possible.
Whether you are a new or existing patient, it may be comforting to know that should you have a dental emergency our Merrick dental office will always get you in as quickly as possible the same day you call.
Steven M. Levy, DMD and Kinjel Gatha, DDS are your emergency dentists and are available to treat dental emergencies from Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, East Meadow, Freeport, Baldwin, Long Beach, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Roslyn, Mineola, Garden City, East Hills, Albertson, Herricks, Plainview, Plainedge, Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Melville, Farmingdale, the South Shore of Nassau County, the South Shore of Suffolk County and the surrounding areas of Long Island. Steven M. Levy, DMD and Kinjel Gatha, DDS are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your dental emergencies.
During office hours, or after hours please call Merrick Office Phone Number 516-378-8600.