Emergency Dentist in Brooklyn, NY
Emergency dental care appointments are available at Friends Family Dental and Orthodontics for those who have emergency dental situations. We are here to ensure your emergency dental care is taken care of. Contact us or book an online appointment today to learn more. We serve patients from Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas.
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You may be dealing with a dental emergency, and not even know it. If you encounter a dental issue when you are on a holiday, on the weekend or in the middle of the night, and the dental issue is severe where it’s causing everyday normal things to become an issue, or you are suffering from severe amounts of pain, all of this can be considered a dental emergency and will need an appointment with your dentist.
To get a better idea if you are dealing with a dental emergency, below is a list of questions you can ask yourself to determine if you can wait to see a dentist or if you need to book an emergency appointment that cannot wait.
1. Are you dealing with severe pain? Severe pain associated with bleeding is a sign of an emergency.
2. Did you lose a tooth? Did dental trauma cause a tooth to be lost? If so, fast treatment can potentially save a tooth.
3. Are you noticing any loose teeth? Adults should not be losing any teeth. If you are dealing with a loose tooth, even if you are not noticing any pain associated with it, it’s still a serious issue and is considered a dental emergency.
4. Do you have an infection? If you have a serious infection or even an abscess within your mouth, it can cause life-threatening issues, and treatment is recommended as soon as possible. If you begin to notice any swelling within the gums, and swelling around the face, book an emergency dental visit immediately.
5. Is there bleeding occurring from the mouth? This is another sign of a dental emergency.
Any dental issues that occur and need immediate treatment to stop any bleeding, help with severe pain, or even save a tooth that may be loose, come out, or become cracked/broken are considered a dental emergency. This also applies to situations where you have a severe dental infection that can turn life-threatening.
Emergency dental appointments will vary in cost depending on the reason behind why you need an emergency dental appointment in the first place. To find out any estimates for an emergency dental appointment, contact our clinic today.
A few common dental emergencies that we often see in our dental office include the following:
1. Unexplained tooth pain
Tooth pain can be quite annoying and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Tooth pain is the red flag you should be aware of, as it’s a warning sign from your body that something is not okay.
2. Bleeding and/or swollen gums
While gum irritation can occur and is not considered a dental emergency by any means, gums that will not stop bleeding, particularly with pain and swelling may indicate there is an oral health issue that needs to be addressed.
3. Swollen mouth and jaw
If you are noticing a sudden swollen jaw or mouth, it is time to visit a dentist for an emergency dental appointment, as something is going on that may not be seen from your point of view.
4. Nerves that have been exposed
If you ever deal with exposed nerves, you will know how excruciating it is to deal with the pain. The pain normally will only get worse, it is best to call your dentist for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible if this occurs.
5. Teeth that have been knocked out
Having a tooth knocked out can be quite shocking; however, taking quick action will allow the dentist enough time to save the tooth if possible.
6. Missing Fillings
If a filling comes out or goes missing, an emergency dental appointment is needed as it will expose the tooth’s nerves which may lead to several dental issues that will require immediate treatment.
7. Broken Crowns
Broken crowns can occur and leave you exposed to more damage or an infection. By scheduling an emergency dental appointment to replace the crown, you are then able to avoid any expensive future dental procedure like extraction, root canal, and any other dental procedure.
8. Abscessed teeth
An abscessed tooth can cause potentially life-threatening and severe consequences which can lead to many issues within the body. Emergency dental appointments will help you from extensive amounts of pain, and years of recovery.
9. Lodged items in between teeth
If an item gets lodged into the teeth, there is no amount of flossing, brushing, or toothpicks that you can use to help get it unstuck. This is where a dentist and the tools they have available can help.
To book an emergency dental appointment, contact our dental clinic today to let them know what you are dealing with and if you think you may need an emergency dental appointment. Our dental staff will review the information you have provided and book you an appointment.
For more information, call us. We serve patients from Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York, NJ and surrounding areas.