Emergency Dentistry in the Upper West Side, NY

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Upper West Side Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides emergency dentistry in New York, NY. If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, call 212-466-6984. In case of a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to the treatment of urgent dental conditions. When the situation is serious enough that it needs immediate attention, we prioritize your case either during or after business hours. Whether you’ve experienced dental trauma or have a severe toothache, we can do our best to address it as soon as possible. 

Benefits of Emergency Dentistry

Emergency dentistry provides a variety of benefits: 

  • Save your tooth. A tooth that is infected or damaged may be able to be saved if it receives prompt treatment. Waiting too long could result in loss of the tooth. 
  • Pain relief. Severe pain can be unbearable, even with over the counter pain medication. Emergency dental care can provide fast relief of your pain, whatever the cause. 

After hours availability. A dentist who offers emergency care will be available after hours if the situation is urgent.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

There are a variety of dental situations that could be considered emergencies. A severe toothache, severe pain anywhere in the mouth, a cracked or broken tooth, a dental or oral injury with bleeding, or any other situation that is too urgent to wait until the following day. If the situation is life threatening, such as uncontrolled bleeding, difficulty breathing, or loss of consciousness, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department. 

Why Choose Upper West Side Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Dental emergencies often require oral surgery of some kind to treat the problem. Upper West Side Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specializes in surgical dentistry. We have the necessary experience to respond to your situation appropriately and provide immediate care. When you contact us we will assess the urgency of your situation and make arrangements accordingly to provide treatment. Our caring and compassionate doctors and staff will help you feel at ease during this stressful time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if a tooth gets knocked out?

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the roots. Put it back into the socket and bite down on some clean gauze. If you can’t get it back in, put it in a cup of saliva or milk and call us. Don’t attempt to put a baby tooth back in the socket, as it can damage the permanent tooth underneath.

Should I save the pieces of my broken tooth?

If you can find the pieces of a broken tooth you should save them in saliva or milk and give us a call. Even a small chip should be saved if possible. Sometimes the pieces can be put back together to restore the tooth.

How will I know if my jaw is fractured or dislocated?

Trauma to the jaw can result in dislocation or even fracture of the bone. Swelling, bruising, and pain at the site are signs of a fracture. Dislocation of the jaw is characterized by misalignment of the bite, inability to open and close the mouth, and a lower jaw that is off center.

What is considered a severe toothache?

If the pain is unbearable and cannot be controlled with over the counter pain medication, it is an urgent matter. When the pain is severe enough that you can’t wait until the next day to get relief, call us immediately.

Call 212-466-6984 if you or a loved one has an urgent dental matter that needs immediate attention. If you are calling after hours, listen to the voicemail prompts and follow the instructions. In case of a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

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