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Emergency Dentist in Lower Manhattan NYC

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DDS Group provides emergency dentistry in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NYC. Call 212-269-6655 for urgent dental treatment.

General Dental Emergencies

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office a call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.

In the case of a toothache...

Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a lip, gum, cheek, or tongue gets cut...

Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.

If a baby tooth gets knocked out...

Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out...

Call our office right away and take these steps.

  1. Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water.
  2. Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place.
  3. If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.
If a tooth gets chipped or broken...

Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of the broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.

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.

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