Your Astoria Dentist is Here for You
Dr. Leibowitz is happy to see patients with dental emergencies at any time, even if you have never seen him before. Simply call his office number, and he will work you into his schedule as soon as possible. If your emergency occurs after regular business hours, call the same number, and we will make arrangements for Dr. Leibowitz to meet you at his office.
Precautions to Take While Waiting for Your Appointment
Successful treatment of your dental emergency requires your participation as well as the expert care of Dr. Leibowitz. While you are waiting to see your Queens family dentist, take the following measures to ensure the best possible outcome:
- For a sudden toothache: Sometimes a toothache is due to food debris lodged between teeth. If flossing does not relieve your pain, call our office and we will arrange to see you promptly. You may apply a cold compress to your cheek to help with pain and swelling while you are waiting to see Dr. Leibowitz.
- For a broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with water and apply pressure with gauze if you are bleeding. Also, save the broken pieces and bring them with you to your appointment.
- In case of a partially dislodged tooth: Do not touch the tooth. Apply a cold compress to your cheek until you can see Dr. Leibowitz.
- For a knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth–holding it by the crown–and rinse it with cool water. Do not touch the root end of the tooth. Try placing it back into the socket, but if replacing it is unsuccessful, put your tooth in a container of milk or salt water and bring it with you. Chances for saving your tooth are greatest if Dr. Leibowitz can place the tooth back into the socket within one hour.
- For a lost filling or crown: Make an appointment to have your restoration repaired immediately. If you cannot make it to the dentist right away, dental cement, found at any pharmacy, can be used to replace the filling or hold your crown in place, temporarily.