Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Broken Teeth

An injury to your teeth or gums can be dangerous. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well the need for more extensive dental treatment later on. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when a dental emergency will strike, so you won’t always be down the road from your dentist when a problem develops. To help ease the pain and prevent further damage while you wait to see your dentist, here are some tips on handling common dental emergencies.

Toothaches

When a toothache strikes, rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any food lodged between your teeth. Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek where the toothache is originating. Even if the pain goes away, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause of your toothache.

Broken Teeth

If you have any teeth that chip or break, save as many pieces as you can. Rinse your mouth with warm water, and rinse any broken pieces that you saved. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the cheek or mouth near the broken or chipped teeth to keep swelling down and relieve pain until you can see your dentist. 

Loose Crown

If a crown falls out, use a cotton swab to apply clove oil to the sensitive area. If you can, slip the crown back over the tooth to protect the exposed nerves. You can use an over-the-counter dental cement to keep the crown in place until your dentist can reattach the crown.

No matter how big or small your dental emergency, Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and his associates can help. Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue, Dr. Marks is your Manhattan dentist. To schedule an appointment, please call (212) 279-1232.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday