The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how we operate, but our commitment to our patients remains the same. We are continuing to provide services for anyone who needs emergency or essential dental care.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office at 212-533-6782 and we will make the time to see you as soon as we are able. It’s our goal to treat all of our patients’ dental emergencies at our office in order to alleviate the already heavy burden many local hospitals are dealing with and to keep you from the risk of coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19 at the emergency room.
- Severe pain or swelling in the mouth or face
- Trauma involving facial bones or teeth
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- Wisdom tooth pain
- Abscesses or infection resulting in pain and swelling
- Tooth fractures resulting in pain or soft tissue trauma
- Teeth that have been knocked out or feel loose
- Any dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures
- Urgent biopsies
- Root canal treatments
During our regular office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible. After office hours, call our office at 212-533-6782 and follow the instructions provided on the recording. One of our dentists or staff members will return your call as soon as possible to provide you with assistance.
If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
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What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies usually fall into one of three categories: uncontrolled bleeding, unbearable pain, or teeth that need urgent care in order to be saved. If you are experiencing any of these three issues, contact us for immediate assistance.
Can you go to the hospital for a dental emergency?
If you’re experiencing uncontrollable bleeding or severe pain, you should go to the emergency room if our office is not open. When it is open, we will make the time in our schedule to see you right away.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
You can use ibuprofen, acetaminophen, cold compresses, and numbing gels for temporary relief, but when a toothache is unbearable, it’s usually a sign that something is very wrong with the affected tooth. Urgent dental treatment is almost always needed in these situations.
Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?
Many patients are surprised to learn that knocked out teeth can be put back in and saved. The key is to act quickly. Never touch the root of the tooth, rinse it in milk, and try to reinsert it into the socket yourself, then come in for an emergency dental appointment. If you can’t reinsert it yourself, place it in a small cup of saliva or milk and bring it to our office.
Can a fractured tooth be saved?
Yes, fractured teeth can be saved, but it’s important to get prompt treatment to prevent the crack from worsening. If the crack reaches the pulp of the tooth, it will require a root canal; if the crack extends beneath the gum line, the tooth will need to be extracted.
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