Emergency Dentistry

Truth & Laughter Dentistry

Asma Muzaffar, DDS, MPH, MS

General Dentistry located in Midtown, New York City, NY

Living with tooth pain and discomfort doesn’t have to be your reality. When you need an emergency dentist in New York City, New York, turn to Dr. Asma Muzaffar at Truth & Laughter Dentistry for fast and convenient services. Dr. Muzaffar has worked on all types of emergency cases and is here to give you the relief you need and deserve at the time you need. Dr. Muzaffar has availability after work hours and over the weekend for any and all emergencies. Call the practice for more information, or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

When should I see an emergency dentist?

If you are dealing with persistent and painful toothaches, have noticeable bleeding or swelling around a tooth, or were in an accident that caused your tooth to become dislodged or fall out completely, you will need to see an emergency dentist.

Getting the care you need as quickly as possible is critical for saving your teeth. Waiting too long could compromise Dr. Muzaffar’s ability to restore your tooth and could lead to more oral health issues. Dr. Muzaffar has availability during the evening after work hours and over the weekend to ensure patients are able to get the emergency care they need as soon as possible.

You can call the practice or the emergency number after hours for immediate assistance.

What do I do in a dental emergency?

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can save your tooth and help the dentist fix the problem sooner than later. Here’s what to do in different situations:

Toothaches

Rinse the mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any debris or food that might be caught between teeth. Do not put aspirin on a tooth or gum tissue.

Objects Stuck in Mouth

Gently remove objects with dental floss but avoid using any sharp or pointed instruments that could damage the teeth and gums.

Knocked Out Tooth

Keep the tooth and gums moist at all times. If possible, gently push the tooth back into the socket without touching the tooth root and keep it there with a small hand towel until you can see the dentist. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a small container of milk and bring it into the office.

Cracked Tooth

Rinse the mouth with warm water and keep the area as clean as possible. Avoid eating or drinking anything as this could aggravate the tooth. Manage any swelling with a cold compress.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Keep the area clean by water only and apply a cold compress to manage swelling.

What services does your emergency dentist provide?

Dr. Muzaffar works with an experienced and compassionate team of dental professionals to provide fast and effective dental care when needed. She provides the following treatments and services in an urgent care situation:

  • Infection treatment
  • Tooth extractions
  • Toothache relief
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental repairs
  • Repair of lost or loose fillings
  • Relief from sore or inflamed gums
  • Cracked tooth repair

Learn more about how Truth & Laughter Dentistry can help during a dental emergency by calling the practice or schedule an appointment online.