Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Mineola Smiles

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Mineola, NY

Dental emergencies never come at convenient times. That’s why Andrew Sackser, DDS, provides concierge emergency dentistry services at Mineola Smiles in Mineola, New York. To ensure he’s able to connect with you at the first sign of an emergency, Dr. Sackser makes it a point to give all his patients his cell phone number. If you have a dental emergency, call Dr. Sackser today at Mineola Smiles or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on urgent dental problems that require immediate care. If you have a dental emergency, waiting to get help can have a devastating effect on your dental health. Even something as seemingly harmless as a cracked tooth can change the way your teeth fit together if you don’t seek help from a dentist right away.

Fortunately, Dr. Sackser provides concierge care for dental emergencies. All his patients are given his cell phone number. Making himself as available as he can to his patients ensures they always receive the care they need when they need it most.

What dental problems does emergency dentistry treat?

Dr. Sackser provides immediate care for a wide range of injuries and infections at Mineola Smiles, including:

  • Abscessed tooth
  • Root canal infection
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Soft-tissue lacerations
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Broken crown or filling
  • Chipped teeth
  • Swollen jaw

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Mineola Smiles right away. Dr. Sackser and his team can walk you through your next steps before your emergency visit.

What should I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out permanent tooth is one of the more anxiety-inducing dental emergencies. If you’ve knocked out a tooth, stay calm. Call Dr. Sackser right away for instructions to help preserve your tooth.

First, pick up the lost tooth by its crown and carefully rinse off any dirt or debris. Take extra care not to touch the root portion of the tooth. Once it’s clean, try to insert the tooth back into the socket and gently bite down to hold it in place.

While the goal is to keep the tooth in your mouth, don’t worry if it won’t stay in place. You can store it in a glass of milk and bring it to your emergency visit.

How does emergency dentistry treat dental problems?

How Dr. Sackser treats your dental emergency depends on the problem at hand. If you have a chipped tooth, he can rebuild it with a tooth-colored filling. Deeper cracks and fractures could require a dental crown.

For more serious emergencies, like severe tooth infections, a tooth extraction is often necessary to preserve your oral health. Tooth extractions involve removing a permanent tooth from its socket. They’re typically done if you have a severely decayed, damaged, or infected tooth that can’t be saved.

If your emergency requires a tooth extraction, Dr. Sackser can restore your smile with a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implants.

For a dentist that you can trust to make your dental emergency his top priority, call Mineola Smiles today or schedule an appointment online.