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Dental Emergencies

Madison Dental, PC

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in New York, NY

The dentists at Madison Dental are trained in treating a wide array of dental emergencies in adult and pediatric patients, using state-of-the-art techniques and technology at their Manhattan, NY, office to achieve optimal results.

Dental Emergencies

What are dental emergencies?

When people hear the words “dental emergencies,” they tend to think of issues that require immediate, emergency treatment in an emergency room setting, such as a broken jaw or multiple teeth that have been knocked out. But in reality, dental emergencies are much broader, and include any type of issue that requires immediate attention or care, including:

  • lost, cracked, chipped or broken teeth

  • lost or broken dentures, crowns or bridges

  • lost or loose fillings

  • pain affecting one or more teeth

  • damaged veneers or implants

  • infections or abscesses

  • damage to the jaw or gums

Some types of emergencies may be relieved with pain medication and ice packs until the next business day, while others require immediate treatment. Madison Dental makes it as convenient as possible for patient to get emergency care for quick relief.

Can a tooth that's been knocked out be saved?

That depends on several factors, including the condition of the tooth. If the tooth is healthy, it may be able to be saved by placing the tooth back in the socket, between the cheek and gum or in a glass of milk and getting immediate medical care.

What can I do to prevent dental emergencies from occurring?

One of the best things you can do to prevent an emergency is to have regular dental checkups to ensure your teeth are in the best shape possible, and to make sure restorations like fillings and crowns are also in good shape. Teeth that are decayed are far more likely to become damaged. It's also important to wear mouthguards when playing sports and engaging in other activities where the mouth could become injured.

As a leading dental practice in Manhattan, Madison Dental dentists use the most advanced, pain-free techniques for root canals, helping patients throughout the New York City metro region avoid tooth loss that can occur as a result of deep decay or trauma.

In-Network Insurances

We accept major forms of insurance. For more information, please call our office. 

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Principal Financial Group