Emergency Dentistry in Midtown NYC
If you call us during our regular office hours, we will give immediate attention to your dental emergency and arrange to see you as soon as we’re able. After hours, call our office and listen to the recorded message, then follow the instructions provided. One of our team members will return your call as soon as possible.
**On our website, we have a 24 hour live chat feature. Our team will help you schedule an appointment. This is a new feature, that our patients and referring doctors have given great feedback.
If you are experiencing a severe or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or visit your local emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry
Is a loose dental implant an emergency?
If your dental implant feels loose, we’ll have you come to our office so we can determine the cause. Usually when a dental implant seems loose, it’s actually the healing abutment or restoration attached to the implant (the crown, bridge, or denture) that is loose, not the implant itself. However, if it is the implant that is loose, prompt care is needed in order to save it, which is why we’ll want you to come to our office regardless.
Can a loose implant be saved?
When only the restoration attached to the dental implant is loose, it can be tightened and the implant itself is rarely compromised. If the dental implant is loose, either due to trauma, implant failure, or infection, we may or may not be able to save it—the sooner you come in for treatment, the better our chances of saving the implant. If your dental implant cannot be saved, we will need to remove it and allow time for the soft tissue and bone to heal before determining whether a new implant can be placed.
How do I get an emergency dentist or oral surgery appointment?
If you need an emergency appointment with one of our oral surgeons, call our office as soon as possible. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a same-day visit if you call earlier in the day.
Can you get emergency wisdom tooth removal?
If there is an emergency or infection related to a wisdom tooth, the sooner it’s treated the better. If you believe one or more of your wisdom teeth is infected, call our office to schedule an appointment.
How do you know if you have a wisdom tooth infection?
The most common symptom of a wisdom tooth infection is pain. You may also have an abscess, which is a small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth. An infected wisdom tooth produces constant, throbbing pain that radiates to the head and jaw. You may also notice that the tissue surrounding the tooth is warm and swollen and you might have a foul odor or discharge in your mouth.
Will an oral surgeon pull an infected tooth?
Oral surgeons can pull infected teeth, but your situation will be carefully evaluated before we suggest treatment. If your general dentist recommends removing a tooth that cannot be saved or if you’re considering an extraction; call our office for an emergency appointment.
What are the signs of dental implant failure?
The signs of dental implant failure include inflammation in the tissue surrounding the implant, gum recession, difficulty eating, severe pain, and an implant that feels loose or has shifted. While dental implant failure is rare, it’s important to call us right away if you suspect your implants are compromised, as the sooner we’re able to provide treatment, the more likely it is that your implant can be saved.