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Dental Emergencies

Dental Care When You Need It Most

If you're facing a dental emergency, you can rely on Midtown Dental Group to provide prompt and expert care. Our team of top emergency dentists is committed to restoring your smile quickly and effectively. Don't hesitate—give us a call and we'll guide you through the steps to receive the urgent care you need.

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Why Choose Midtown Dental Group for Your Dental Emergencies?

At Midtown Dental Group, we understand the urgency and discomfort of dental emergencies. Our dedicated emergency services are designed to address your needs immediately, whether it’s a lost filling, a broken tooth, or severe toothache. With state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care, we ensure that your dental crises are handled with the utmost efficiency and comfort.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, Midtown Dental Group founder, interacting with a patient
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, Midtown Dental Group founder, interacting with a patient

Understanding Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are alarming and require quick action to prevent complications. Recognizing emergencies is crucial, whether it's a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or significant bleeding. Immediate response can save a tooth or prevent infections from spreading. Always contact your dentist promptly in an emergency. If that’s not possible, visit an emergency room for severe cases. Keeping a dental first aid kit with items like sterile gauze and saline solution can help manage the situation until professional care is available. At Midtown Dental Group, we provide swift, effective treatment to help you recover quickly and safely.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency includes any situation that requires immediate attention to relieve severe pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth. Common emergencies include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, loose or broken braces wires, and abscesses. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek professional help right away.

How to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have a tooth knocked out, time is of the essence. Retrieve the tooth by the crown (not the root), gently rinse it without scrubbing, and attempt to reinsert it into the socket. If that’s not possible, keep the tooth moist in milk or saliva until you can get to a dentist, ideally within an hour of the incident.

Managing Severe Toothache and Swelling

For severe toothaches and swelling, start by rinsing your mouth with warm water and gently using dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. If pain persists, apply a cold compress externally and avoid any painkillers directly against the gums as they can burn the tissue. Contact us immediately for further guidance and treatment.

Emergency Case Study

Same-Day Smile Restorations

Meet Nick, whose dental emergency was met with swift and compassionate care at Midtown Dental Group. After breaking two front teeth, our team worked diligently to restore his smile in just one visit. Watch our video to see the transformative results and hear how we prioritize your comfort and results, even in an emergency.

Before and After: Real Results for Real Emergencies

Explore our before and after slider showcasing the dramatic transformations we’ve achieved for patients in the midst of dental emergencies. Each case underscores our commitment to providing immediate, high-quality care to relieve pain and restore smiles.

Don't Wait, Act Now

Care is Just a Call Away

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait. Book an appointment online immediately or call us for urgent care. Our team is ready to assist you with speedy and effective treatments to alleviate your discomfort and address your dental needs.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Have more questions about dental emergencies? Browse through our FAQ section where we answer common concerns about emergency scenarios, treatment options, and how to prevent future dental crises. Our goal is to keep you informed and prepared, ensuring your dental health is never compromised.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation involving the teeth or gums that requires immediate medical attention to alleviate severe pain, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or save a tooth. This can include severe infections, abscesses, severe toothache, significant oral bleeding, knocked-out or broken teeth, and injuries to the gums or jaw. Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent the situation from worsening.

Where to go for a dental emergency?

In the event of a dental emergency, you should contact your dentist immediately. Most dental offices offer emergency contact numbers or instructions for after-hours cases. If you are unable to reach a dentist, visiting an emergency room or urgent care center, especially if the emergency involves significant trauma or bleeding, is advisable. However, for specific dental treatments like re-implanting a knocked-out tooth, a dentist is the preferred provider.

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

Yes, a broken tooth is considered a dental emergency, especially if the break is severe, exposes layers beneath the enamel, or causes pain and swelling. Prompt dental care can prevent infection, further damage, or loss of the tooth. Minor chips that don't cause pain may not require emergency care but should still be examined by a dentist soon.

Does insurance cover dental emergency care?

Coverage for dental emergencies depends on your specific insurance plan and provider. Many dental insurance policies include some form of emergency care, which often covers procedures necessary to alleviate severe pain, stop bleeding, or address acute issues that could lead to more serious conditions if not treated promptly. However, the extent and specifics of the coverage can vary widely. To ensure you understand what your insurance covers and any potential out-of-pocket costs, please call us right away. Our team can assist you in navigating your benefits and help you receive the urgent care you need as quickly as possible.

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