Emergency Dentistry Specialist

East Village Dental Center

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY

If you or a loved one experiences dental trauma or severe pain that can’t wait for a scheduled appointment, contact the team at 286 Madison Dental in Midtown Manhattan. They provide emergency dentistry for people living in and around New York City. When you’re in need of immediate dental care, call or book an urgent appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry allows you to visit your dentist when an unexpected or sudden dental accident occurs.

Normal cleanings and mild aches can usually wait for a scheduled appointment, but certain conditions require immediate dental care, such as:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • An object jammed between the teeth
  • A cracked, broken, or chipped tooth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Swelling in your cheeks or gums
  • A possible abscess in your tooth or gums

Visit the team at 286 Madison Dental as soon as you experience a dental emergency.

What are the types of dental emergencies?

If you have a knocked-out tooth, brush off any debris, but do your best to keep the tooth root intact. Handle the tooth by the crown, and do not touch the root. If possible, hold the tooth in your mouth, between the cheek and the gum, or place it in a container of milk and go to 286 Madison Dental right away to improve the chance of reimplantation.

For a cracked, fractured, or chipped tooth, visit 286 Madison Dental right away, so the team can evaluate the extent of the damage. You may need an emergency filling, crown, or extraction.

If you have something stuck in your teeth, try to loosen it with floss. 

For bleeding, rinse your mouth with water and use compression to minimize the blood flow. Swelling, severe pain, and abscesses benefit from a cold pack. Avoid lying down, which can promote greater inflammation.

How do I know if I need emergency dentistry?

If you’re not sure if your situation calls for emergency dentistry, talk to the team 286 Madison Dental. They can help evaluate if you have a serious dental concern and decide whether you need to come in immediately or if your condition can wait for a later appointment.

The team at 286 Madison Dental makes every effort to keep a few appointments open daily to address emergency needs as they arise. 

Don’t hesitate to contact 286 Madison Dental if you’re affected by a dental emergency. Call the office or book online to schedule an appointment today.