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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Aaronson & Associates

Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Emergency dentistry is a lot like emergency medicine because it addresses mouth injuries and infections with specialized care. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in Midtown East, Manhattan, in New York City, the team handles dental emergencies swiftly and effectively. If you have a serious tooth injury or unexplained pain, call Dr. Aaronson & Associates or book a visit online right away.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the care you receive from a dentist soon after you experience a serious mouth injury or health complication that needs immediate care. 

Sometimes, the emergency is very apparent. In other cases, you may be in a lot of pain and need to find answers and quick relief. In any case, Dr. Aaronson & Associates is equipped to handle any dental emergency.  

Visit Dr. Aaronson & Associates for emergency dentistry as soon as you can in the event of a dental emergency. Arrive quickly to improve your chances of saving the affected tooth and your oral health. Sometimes an extraction may be necessary depending on the underlying issue.

No matter your circumstances, the team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates works hard to save the tooth if they can or get you equipped with a quality custom restoration as soon as possible. 

What are some common reasons for needing emergency dentistry?

Acute injuries account for many dental emergencies. These are oral injuries that happen unexpectedly and usually from apparent causes, like impact to the face or biting down on a solid object.

You can also experience a dental emergency related to an oral disease that has developed over time and reached a point of needing urgent treatment. 

Here are some of the many possible reasons why you may need to access emergency dentistry services at Dr. Aaronson & Associates:

  • Broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Dislodged braces
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost crowns
  • Excessive mouth bleeding
  • Excessive mouth pain
  • Tooth abscess (pus pocket)

You might think you should go to the emergency room for some of these injuries and conditions. That is not always the right choice. But if you do go to the hospital, a physician may be able to give you helpful pain medications and antibiotics. 

Even if you do go to the emergency room first, head to Dr. Aaronson & Associates for emergency dentistry soon after.

How should I manage a dental emergency?

There are some key steps you can take to ease pain immediately following a dental emergency and preserve any missing tooth fragments or restorations on your way to the office. 

The team suggests taking these steps between the emergency event and your arrival at Dr. Aaronson & Associates:

  • Evaluating the situation
  • Locating any missing pieces, artificial or natural
  • Keeping any missing pieces secure
  • Controlling the bleeding
  • Contacting the office

Once you get to the office, your dentist may prescribe you medications to help manage the pain. They assess the injury or condition and figure out the most effective treatment for it. They may make repairs right away so you can leave the office with a full and intact smile. 

In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Aaronson & Associates right away or book online as soon as you can.