Emergency Dentist Specialist

Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist

Eddy Gindi, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Brooklyn, NY & West Long Branch, NJ

For those times when you can’t wait for a regular appointment, Eddy Gindi, DMD, at Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist offer emergency dentistry. If you crack or lose a tooth, or your child is suffering from a toothache, Dr. Gindi makes himself available for same-day appointments whenever possible. Having good emergency dental care brings peace of mind to patients in Brooklyn, New York, and West Long Branch, New Jersey, knowing that their dental needs are covered. If you have a dental emergency, call one of the two locations to find out about a same-day appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Typically, dental visits and cleanings are six months apart, and you make your appointments accordingly. But life doesn’t always work on a schedule and emergencies happen. From breaking your tooth on a popcorn kernel at the movies to a miserable child with a toothache, there are times when you need immediate care.

Dr. Gindi understands this, which is why he offers emergency dentistry. His offices are equipped to handle most dental emergencies, and he makes every effort to see you as soon as possible. Call in advance to find out when you can come in.

What are the most common reasons for emergency dentistry?

There are many reasons why you may need emergency dental care, but the most common include:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • A toothache (abscess or infection)

When it comes to compromised teeth, it’s crucial that you get in to see Dr. Gindi as soon as possible. The bacteria in your mouth are quick to seize any opportunity to get into your teeth, where they can cause real damage.

Many of these conditions come with considerable pain and discomfort, so the sooner you get in to see Dr. Gindi, the sooner you’ll find relief.

What should I do if I lose a tooth?

If you or your child loses a tooth, even a baby tooth, and you’re able to locate it, there are a few things you can do right away that may save your tooth:

  • Don’t touch the root area (handle only the crown)
  • Rinse the tooth with only water
  • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket
  • Hold the tooth in place by biting down on something soft (gauze or a teabag)

If you’re unable to put the tooth back in the socket, you can keep it in your cheek or place it in a glass of milk if there’s a risk of swallowing the tooth, especially with young children.

By taking immediate action and preserving your tooth, you may be able to save it. A freshly knocked-out tooth is still viable, and your body will accept it back and reintegrate it into your mouth.

If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, call Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist to get the first available appointment.

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