Dental Emergencies | Long Island City, NY 11101

Dental Emergency Long Island CityIn the event you suffer a dental emergency, contact Into White Dental Arts right away at (718) 361-3050 and dial 8 to speak to Dr. Mantinaos.

Toothaches | Broken or Knocked Out Tooth | Knocked Out Tooth | Lost Dental Crown | Broken Braces/Wires | Abscess



Cleanse your mouth with warm water. If there is stuck food between your teeth, use floss to remove it. If there is any swelling, apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce pain. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as aspirin, can help to relieve pain. However, never apply the painkiller directly to the tooth. If the pain continues, contact your dentist right away.

Broken or Knocked Out Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water and retrieve the broken tooth. Gently rinse the tooth with water to remove any dirt and try to carefully reinsert it back into its socket. If you’re unable to reinsert it, put the tooth in a jar of milk or salt water mixture. See your dentist right away since the highest chances of saving a tooth are if it’s reinserted within an hour of being dislodged.  

Lost Dental Filling

Cover the cavity with some sugar-free gum or over-the-counter dental cement. Contact your dentist to have the filling replaced as soon as possible.  

Lost Dental Crown

Retrieve the lost crown and try to reattach it to the tooth with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive. If you’re experiencing pain, use a cotton swab and apply some clove oil to the affected area. Contact your dentist immediately to have the crown reattached or replaced.


Broken Braces/Wires

Use the eraser end of a pencil and gently push the exposed wire or bracket back into place. If it’s not possible, cover the exposed part with some orthodontic wax or a piece of gauze until you can see your dentist or orthodontist. Be sure to never cut the exposed wire since you can possibly swallow it.


Rinse your mouth with a salt water mixture to relieve the pain and draw out the pus. Because the salt helps to kill the infection, you should do this several times a day. Also, because abscesses are extremely painful and can spread to other areas of your mouth, you should have it checked out by your dentist as soon as you can.