Dr Sammy Goldstein DDS and Dr Jacob S. Cohen DDS
707 Summit Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 537-5322
Teeth Whitening Union City Implant Dentistry Union City Get Dental Veneers 07087

Office Hours

Monday:         7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday:        7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday:     7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday:            7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Dental Factoid

The first electric toothbrush was marketed in 1880, though the Swiss developed the first effective electric toothbrush just after World War II. It was introduced in the United States around 1960. A year later, the first cordless model was developed and proved to be popular with consumers and dentists.

Emergency Care

A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.

Temporary or Permanent Crown Came Off/Knocked Off
If ther is no post in it, try to place it back on the tooth and bring it with you to your appointment if you cannot.

Broken, Knocked Out, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth
A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken.

If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist.

First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris and place a cold cloth or compress on the check near the injury. This will keep down swelling.

If you cannot locate the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown - not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or the victim's own saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist's office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling.

If the tooth fracture is minor, the tooth can be sanded or if necessary, restored by the dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged.

If a child's primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel; in some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.