Emergencies in NYC
Glassman Dental Care provides 24/7 emergency dental services on the Upper West Side, NYC. Call 212-787-4860 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Your dental emergency is our priority. During our normal office hours, we will provide immediate attention to your situation and make arrangements to see you as soon as we can so you can get the treatment you need.
If you experience a dental emergency during a time when our practice is closed, call our office and follow the instructions provided. One of our doctors will return your call as soon as possible. In cases of serious or life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to your local emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
We consider it a dental emergency if you’re experiencing bleeding that won’t stop, unbearable pain, or need urgent treatment in order to save a compromised tooth. Other situations that may or may not require same-day dental care are broken crowns or bridges, fractured teeth, and loose dental implants.
Can you go to the ER for a dental emergency?
You can go to the ER for a dental emergency, but we don’t recommend it because the ER doesn’t provide dental treatment. While they can help with pain management and prescribe antibiotics in cases of infection, they cannot resolve the underlying dental emergency and you’ll still need to make an appointment to see a dentist. For this reason, we advise contacting us for an appointment instead, unless you’ve experienced severe facial trauma, have a medical emergency in addition to a dental emergency, or your bleeding is uncontrolled.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
If your tooth pain is unbearable, it’s a sign that you have a severe dental issue that needs prompt treatment. You may use over-the-counter pain medication, cold compresses, or numbing gel to help manage the pain prior to your appointment with us.
Can a knocked out tooth be saved?
Yes, in many cases a knocked out tooth can be saved, but only if you act swiftly. The best case scenario is to rinse the tooth gently, then push it back into the socket yourself; this helps preserve the tooth until you can get to our office. If you’re unable to do this, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment. Once the tooth is back in place, we will use splints to stabilize it so the gums can reattach.
What do I do if my crown comes off?
Keep your crown in a safe place and call our office. We will let you know if you need to be seen right away or if there are steps you should take to protect your tooth before your appointment with us. We may be able to reattach your original crown or you may need a new one if it or your tooth has suffered damage.