Hemali M Ajmera, DDS
Dentist located in Queens, Woodside, NY
Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. Hemali Ajmera, DDS, and the dental experts at Ajmera Dentistry are located in Woodside, Queens, New York, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or use the convenient online booking system.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What does an emergency dentist do?
Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Making it to Ajmera Dentistry within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.
Besides accidents or injuries, Dr. Ajmera also regularly treats general pain, wisdom tooth pain, and jaw clicking. She can perform emergency root canals to treat infections, wisdom tooth extractions, or targeted care to treat jaw clicking or popping.
When should I call an emergency dentist?
Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergency situations include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Broken tooth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Extreme mouth or tooth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- Trauma to your face or mouth
- Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
- A badly cracked or broken tooth
- A cut or tear on your lips
Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of Ajmera Dentistry's experienced dentists. They'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?
Trauma, or injuries related to impact, is one of the most common accidents Dr. Ajmera sees. These incidents can often result in knocked-out teeth. A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Ajmera Dentistry. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out.
In the event of a dental emergency, call Ajmera Dentistry for expert assistance.