Emergency Dental Care in NYC
You lead a busy life—you don’t need a dental emergency ruining your day. That’s why at DDS Group, we provide immediate attention to all dental emergencies during our regular office hours. We’ll arrange to see you in our office as soon as we can so you can get the care you need in a timely manner.
If you need emergency dental care when our practice is closed, call our office and follow the instructions provided. Leave a message and a member of our team will return your call as soon as possible. In the case of a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
If you think you might have a dental emergency on your hands, call our office and we can help you decide if urgent care is needed. Generally speaking, a dental emergency is any situation in which immediate care is needed in order to save a tooth, you’re dealing with extreme pain, or you have uncontrolled bleeding. Other situations that may require emergency dental treatment are loose dental implants and bridges or crowns that have fallen out or broken.
Can I go to the hospital for a dental emergency?
If you’ve suffered severe facial trauma or have uncontrolled bleeding, you should go to the emergency room for treatment. Once the situation is under control, you can make an appointment with us to get the dental care you need. Emergency rooms do not have dentists on staff, so while they can help manage pain and prescribe antibiotics for infections, you’ll always need to see a dentist to treat the underlying cause of your dental issues.
Is a toothache an emergency?
If your toothache comes and goes or you only experience pain when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods, it’s likely not an emergency, although you should still make an appointment to see us soon. If you have tooth pain that is constant, that is so unbearable that it interferes with your ability to eat and sleep, and that produces a throbbing pain that extends to your jaw, call our office to make an emergency dental appointment. These are all signs that you may have an infected tooth.
Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?
Yes, when an adult tooth is knocked out, it can be successfully re-inserted, but only when we act swiftly. It’s important to call our office right away so we can prepare for your visit. For the best chances of saving your tooth, rinse off any debris with milk or water, then push the tooth back into the socket yourself. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment. We’ll stabilize the tooth with splints in order to encourage your gums to reattach.
Do emergency dentist appointments cost more?
No, our emergency dentist appointments cost the same as any other dental treatment or procedure. We don’t charge extra fees for emergencies.