Emergency Dentist - Your Urgent Care Solution at NYC Dental Lounge, Midtown Manhattan

Emergency Dental Care

When your day-to-day routine is disrupted by dental discomfort, you want to seek out emergency dental care near you immediately. At NYC Dental Lounge in Midtown, we want to eliminate that discomfort as soon as possible. You may be wondering if your situation is an emergency. Are you hurting? Yes? Then, you have an emergency!

Dr. JoAnna Pufnock sees clients or advises for the following dental emergencies:

  • Painful cavity
  • Toothache
  • Sudden heat or cold sensitivity
  • Broken tooth/teeth
  • Knocked-out tooth/teeth
  • Infected, sore, or swollen gums
  • Broken or lost restoration (filling, crown, etc.)

Anything that is causing you dental pain or limits your ability to chew or talk can qualify as a dental emergency. Let’s take a look at some common dental emergencies and how to handle them.

Toothache: What to Do

Emergency Toothache Relief

To treat your toothache, procedures will vary according to the cause. We will quickly identify the cause of pain and may recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Filling: If a simple cavity causes your toothache, a filling may be the solution.
  • Scaling: Occasionally, excessive plaque under the gum line can cause dental pain, which we can alleviate by scaling away the buildup.
  • Antibiotics: Infections are a common cause of tooth pain, and often require further treatment such as an extraction or root canal. However, first we may need to clear the infection so it doesn’t spread.
  • Root canal: If your toothache results from an infection inside your tooth’s root, you may need a root canal. 
  • Extraction: If a tooth has cracked, or has decay beyond a point of restorability, the tooth may need to be removed. 

Damaged Tooth

A chipped tooth or cracked tooth is indeed a dental emergency. If you chip or crack a tooth, give us a call right away. We’ll get you in as soon as possible to repair it!

Broken Tooth

If a sizable piece broke off of your tooth, you’ll want to recover the piece(s) if possible and store it in a container of milk. Once that’s handled, give us a call so we can get you in to have a look. Bring along the broken piece from your tooth in case it can be restored.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If a tooth is knocked out altogether, recover the tooth if you can and place it in a container of milk so you can bring it along to your appointment. Do not attempt to place the tooth back into the socket, as this can cause an infection. Call us right away, and we’ll see you ASAP!

Gum Problems

Not all dental emergencies have to do with your teeth. You may experience gum pain, swelling, or infection. Gums can also be injured due to trauma like a fall or accidental bite. If any of these concerns are causing you disruptive pain, please contact us immediately for emergency treatment and relief! 

Emergency Dental Care Near Me

Dr. JoAnna Pufnock prioritizes her clients’ care and comfort, especially during a dental emergency. We are available to respond to your needs if a dental emergency arises. 

At NYC Dental Lounge, we tailor our care to meet your needs while making each appointment a relaxing experience.

Emergency Dental Care Services

We specialize in resolving common dental emergencies with expert care and precision. Following are common dental emergencies:

Get in Touch - Your Smile is Our Priority

At Dental Lounge, we’re here to ensure your dental health is never left to chance. Whether you’re experiencing a sudden emergency, interested in enhancing your smile with teeth whitening, or just due for a routine check-up, our friendly team is ready to assist you with the highest level of care and compassion.

Don’t Hesitate, Reach Out Today!

Experiencing discomfort or have concerns about your dental health? Our doors are open, and our experts are ready to provide you with the solutions you need. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities, and we’re here to offer immediate assistance, answer your questions, and schedule your appointments.

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FAQs for Emergency Dental Services at Dental Lounge

A dental emergency is any situation that involves severe pain, bleeding, or trauma to the teeth or gums that requires immediate attention. Common emergencies include knocked-out teeth, severe toothaches, abscesses, fractures or chips in teeth, and lost fillings or crowns. If you are experiencing any of these issues or any other condition causing significant discomfort, it’s important to seek emergency dental care promptly.

Yes, Dental Lounge welcomes walk-in patients for emergency dental services. However, calling ahead, if possible, allows us to prepare for your arrival and provide quicker service. We make every effort to see emergency cases as soon as we can.

Our goal is to see emergency patients as quickly as possible, often on the same day. Our team understands the urgency of dental emergencies and strives to provide prompt and efficient care to alleviate pain and address the issue.

If you have a knocked-out (avulsed) tooth, handle the tooth by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), not the root. Gently rinse the tooth with water without scrubbing and try to reinsert it into the socket. If that’s not possible, keep the tooth moist by placing it in milk or your saliva and bring it with you to the dental office immediately. Time is critical in saving a knocked-out tooth.

Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage dental pain until you can see the dentist. Applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the painful area can also reduce swelling and discomfort. However, these measures are temporary and should not replace seeking professional dental care as soon as possible.

While not all dental emergencies can be prevented, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, wearing a mouthguard during sports, avoiding hard foods that can crack or break teeth, and visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings can significantly reduce the risk of emergencies.

Dental Lounge provides contact information for after-hours dental emergencies. In the event of a severe emergency that cannot wait, we recommend visiting an emergency room or urgent care center equipped to handle dental emergencies.

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