No one plans for a dental emergency, but unfortunately they happen often. Whether it’s a broken tooth, injury or severe toothache, many factors can contribute towards a dental emergency. We encourage preventative dentistry and regular dental check-ups to avoid emergencies from happening. 

If you are experiencing tooth pain and aren’t able to get into your dentist right away, here are a few things you can try to relieve your pain:

  • Use a cold compress on the outside of the mouth if swollen.
  • Over-the-counter pain medicine can help with swelling and ease your pain.
  • Floss around the area of pain to remove any food that may be lodged in between your teeth causing pain.
  • Rinse your mouth with saltwater to help with infection.

Ultimately, the best thing you can do in a dental emergency is call your dentist and try to get seen right away. Putting off a toothache or other dental issue can make it worse. If you find yourself in a dental emergency in New York City, we can help! We will get you into our office as soon as possible to provide you with care and address any pain you may be experiencing. If treatment is needed, your dentist can recommend the best treatment options.