Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental has 4 convenient Long Island locations to take care of unexpected dental emergencies. The Nesconset, West Islip, Massapequa Park, and Northport locations are usually open five to six days per week, with early morning and evening hours across our four locations. Aside from being available during those times, our dentists are always available to speak after hours by choosing the emergency option when you call our practice. You will speak with a doctor, not an answering service.
After office hours, please give the office a call and follow the instructions provided. If your child is experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
The team at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental are committed to care for dental emergencies, including:
- Tooth or mouth swelling
- Broken/chipped teeth
- Mouth bleeding
- A loose tooth due to trauma
- A knocked out tooth
- Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek
- Cold or canker sores
Don’t wait out a dental emergency. If your child suffers from any of these issues contact our office so that we can help.
PEDIATRIC DENTAL EMERGENCIES FAQS
In general, a knocked out baby tooth is not as serious as a knocked out permanent tooth. A baby tooth can not be put back into the mouth. However, your child should still come to the office for an exam.
If this happens, call the office immediately if you have a tooth that is knocked out. The tooth needs to be kept in cold milk or Hank’s solution. The tooth needs to be placed back into position and stabilized with a wire. Always pick up the tooth by the base of the tooth, not the root. For the highest likelihood of success this should be done within one hour.
Call our office immediately if more than half of a tooth is broken off. Have your child rinse their mouth with lukewarm water and use a cold compress to bring down any swelling. If you can find the broken piece of tooth, place it in a small cup of cold milk and bring it to our office.
Applying pressure to the area with a clean washcloth or sterile gauze. Use an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling once bleeding is controlled. If bleeding continues, call your child’s pediatrician or visit your local emergency room for treatment.
Have your child rinse their mouth with warm water, then gently floss around the affected tooth. In some instances, toothaches are caused by food particles lodged in the tissue around the tooth. Call our office to make an appointment.