Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Wall St Dental Spa

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Financial District, New York, NY

If you experience a dental emergency, it’s important the care you receive is quick and effective. The team at Wall St Dental Spa, located in the Financial District of New York City, is ready and equipped to care for your loose tooth, oral infection, or severe dental pain. For skilled emergency dentistry and same-day treatment, call or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

You may need emergency dentistry at Wall St Dental Spa if you have a problem with your teeth or mouth that requires immediate attention to prevent worsening pain, spreading infection, blood loss, or tooth loss.

You should seek emergency dental care if you have:

  • Sudden, severe tooth pain
  • Traumatic tooth loss or loosening
  • Broken or chipped tooth with pain
  • Bitten through lip or tongue
  • Excessive bleeding from the mouth
  • Oral infection, especially with fever
  • Facial swelling and pain

All of these situations are best dealt with sooner than later. Effective treatment could prevent long term-complications, including systemic infection and permanent change in your smile.

What is not a dental emergency?

Not all dental complications are considered an emergency, and in some situations, it may be fine to wait a day or two to get an appointment at Wall St Dental Spa.

Non-emergency dental problems may include:

  • Chipped tooth with no pain
  • Loss of crown or filling
  • Mild pain, without swelling or fever
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat

If you have any of these problems, call your dentist for an appointment. In most of these cases, quality treatment does not need to be immediate.

What should I do if I lose a crown or filling?

If you were to lose a filling, you could use sugar-free gum to fill the space until you get to the dentist. Call for an appointment, and plan to see the Wall St Dental Spa dentists within a few days.

If you lose a crown, attempt to use dental adhesive or dental cement to secure the artificial tooth back in place. Don’t use super glue. Call the dentist for an appointment within a day or so.

What should I do if my tooth is broken or knocked out?

If you lose a tooth due to trauma, it’s important to recover the tooth. Run the tooth under water, but do not scrub or attempt remove any tissue from the tooth. Place the tooth back in the socket, and go to the dentist immediately.

If you break or chip your tooth, it’s only an emergency if you have severe pain or uncontrolled bleeding. In this case, rinse your mouth with warm water, apply a cold compress to your face, and go to the dentist.

If you break or chip your tooth and don’t have pain, it’s okay to wait a day or two to see your dentist.

If you think you may have a dental emergency, call or book an appointment online for an appointment with Wall St Dental Spa.

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