Emergency Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies are unforeseen. That’s why you need a practice such as Rockefeller Dentistry in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York, New York, you can rely on if you have a mishap or injury. Marc Gainor, DMD, MAGD, and the expert dental team provide emergency dentistry services to take care of your immediate oral health needs. Call the office today or use the online booking tool anytime to learn more. 

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate treatments for oral health issues that require urgent attention. These can include any injuries or conditions that cause severe pain and discomfort, bleeding from the mouth, or damage to teeth, gums, or jawbones. 

Emergency dental treatments at Rockefeller Dentistry aim to relieve pain, restore damage to your oral health, and prevent further complications that might arise from untreated dental conditions.

When would I need emergency dentistry?

You might need to visit Rockefeller Dentistry for emergency dentistry services if you experience any of the following:

  • Toothaches or severe pain in the teeth and gums
  • Severe gum inflammation
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Dislodged or knocked-out teeth
  • Abscessed or infected teeth
  • Bleeding or sore gums
  • Lost or broken dental crowns or fillings
  • Jaw pain or injuries

These dental conditions can occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Delaying treatment may lead to complications that can increase the risk of permanent damage or tooth loss. Seeking emergency dental care immediately ensures prompt relief and diagnoses for these conditions.

What can I expect at an emergency dentistry visit?

Your visit begins with a detailed evaluation to identify the underlying cause of your dental problem. The exam usually includes a dental X-ray to determine the extent of damage or infection.

Once you have an accurate diagnosis, your dental professional provides immediate treatment to relieve any pain and discomfort. Treatment options may include:

  • Antibiotics for infection
  • Extraction of damaged teeth or roots
  • Filling and sealing of cavities
  • Reshaping and bonding of broken teeth
  • Dental implant
  • Root canal
  • Dental crowns or bridges

The Rockefeller Dentistry team provides follow-up care instructions on how to treat the affected area, whether it's changing your eating habits or taking antibiotics. You will also be advised on when to see Dr. Gainor at the practice for further care and checkups.

Seeking emergency dental care at the onset of a dental emergency is critical for preventing further complications, such as tooth loss or damage to the nerves or bones in your jaw. If you ever experience dental pain or trauma, seek emergency dental care promptly.

To learn more about what to do if you have a dental emergency, call or book an appointment online at Rockefeller Dentistry today.