New York dentists can reopen statewide. Dentists' offices will be subject to safety and social distancing guidelines. Schedule a visit here.

Emergency Dentistry

Vanguard and Achury Dental

General Dentistry located in Garden City, NY & Jackson Heights, NY

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. At Vanguard and Achury Dental in Garden City, Long Island, and Jackson Heights, Queens, experienced dentists Camilo Achury, DDS, and Diva Puerta, DDS, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you have a dental emergency, call either office in New York City or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. 

Making it to Vanguard and Achury Dental within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Is it a dental emergency?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Trauma to your mouth or face
  • Uncomfortable swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

If a tooth is slightly chipped and doesn't hurt, though, you might not be dealing with a dental emergency. 

That said, feel free to contact an experienced dentist at Vanguard and Achury Dental if you're concerned. They can explain how to take care of your tooth until you can make it into the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Without immediate dental care, you could lose the tooth entirely. 

Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. 

Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Vanguard and Achury Dental. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. In the event of a dental emergency, call Vanguard and Achury Dental for expert assistance.