In life, accidents happen, and at Levy Dental Arts, we’re prepared to help you with any dental emergencies that may arise. Not every dental issue will require an emergency trip to the dentist, however. Our office is here to help you, no matter the issue. From an agonizing toothache to a knocked-out tooth, our dental experts can assist you with any dental emergency.
If you need attention after hours, call Levy Dental Arts, our answering service will take down all of your details and we will return your phone call first thing in the morning.
Common dental emergencies include:
Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
Permanent tooth knocked out
Object caught between teeth
If you are looking for emergency dental care, call us ASAP! We are open Monday through Friday and late evenings for your convenience.
Remember, for same day emergencies call (212) 751-5448. We will get you out of pain and give you a reason to smile!
Any trauma to a tooth or the entire jaw classifies as a tooth injury. An injury may cause the tooth to be loosened up or even become removed from its normal position. Immediately seek help from your routine local dentist if this happens to you or contact Emergency Dental Service to find a dentist 24 hours a day. Our emergency dentist will treat your tooth injury within 24 hours to restore the tooth or teeth to the normal state of the tooth before the injury. Most dentists will recommend that you don’t try to fix it on your own in order to avoid further damage.
If you have a knocked-out tooth due to some trauma or accident, you have little time to waste. The tooth can be re-fixed to its socket but only if it receives emergency care within 2 hours of being knocked out. When faced with this dental emergency, gently rinsing the tooth in saline or salty water to remove any visible debris or blood is the first thing you should do. If you do not have saline available, put the tooth in a small container filled with saliva and then schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists.
Toothaches that are unbearable should not be ignored. They usually signal serious problems like infection or decay. Depending on the toothache, rinsing with either cold or warm water can temporarily help. Over the counter painkillers are recommended until you can schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists (Dr. Uri Levy, Dr. Samantha Shapiro, Dr. Nina Kokilashvili, Dr. Shari Klein, and Dr. Lauren Kerpel).
Notice a painful swelling filled with pus on your gum? It could be an abscess, which is an infection that attacks a tooth’s root or the space between the gums and teeth. Leaving the infection untreated can cause it to severely damage surrounding tissue on your teeth and even spread to the rest of the body. Get an emergency dental appointment immediately without wasting time.
If a wire in your braces has broken or come loose, it may poke and scrape your gums, cheeks, or tongue. This calls for seeking emergency dental services with a dentist near you. As a temporary measure, you can try covering the wire end with a piece of gauze or a small cotton ball. Once you stop the wire from causing any further damage, schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
Small cracks in the tooth can be fixed with filling. More serious cases may require procedures like tooth extraction or root canal therapy. At any rate, attend to the damaged tooth as soon as possible because it may lead to bacteria penetration into the inner tooth chamber thus causing infection.
If your restorations like crowns, bridges, fillings, etc. have fallen out of place, then you’ll need emergency dental services to fix them back to their original state.