Emergency Dentistry

Woman smiling about emergency dental care with Dr. Todd Goldstein in New YorkYour mouth is prone to damage just like any other part of your body. When you experience a serious accident with your body, your first response is to go see a medical professional. When you experience dental trauma or something that could be categorized as a dental emergency, you should immediately seek a dental professional that offers emergency dental treatment.

Dr. Todd Goldstein offers emergency dentistry to patients in need of immediate attention regarding a serious accident.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry deals with the treatment of any situation involving your teeth, mouth, or gums that needs immediate attention and care.

In general, emergency dental problems are classified to include situations when a patient needs treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, or alleviate serious pain. This definition typically extends to cover knocked-out teeth, as well as situations involving serious infections such as advanced cases of gum disease.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

There are certain types of accidents that happen regularly enough that they are considered dental emergencies. Dr. Goldstein is comfortable seeing patients in need of serious dental attention after experiencing a traumatic event. You might be in an emergency situation if you or a friend or loved one experiences any of the following scenarios:

Damaged Tooth Crown or Dental Bridge

If you’ve damaged a crown or bridge severely, you will need to go see a dentist to correct the problems. If left untreated, this could jeopardize your other surrounding teeth.

Dental Abscess or Swelling

An abscess is a pocket of pus in the gums surrounding the tooth root. They are mostly caused by an infection, and they are often painfully swollen and tender.

Persistent Toothache

A steady, persistent toothache can be an indicator of bigger underlying problems. If you’re dealing with this kind of pain, it might be time to make an appointment.

Injury During Sports

Blunt force trauma during sports can cause a lot of pain and damage teeth as well as the surrounding tissues in the mouth. If you or a friend or loved one is hit in the mouth, a trip to the dentist might be in order.

Bleeding Cut

Emergency dental care patients smiling about urgent dental care in New YorkA cut in your mouth that won’t stop bleeding needs to be addressed by a dentist.

Knocked Out Tooth

If you have a tooth completely knocked out, make an appointment to see us right away. In the meantime, try to save the tooth until you get to the office. Dr. Todd Goldstein can give you some tips to help manage the knocked-out tooth and alleviate your pain until you can see us.

Broken Teeth

Trauma that has broken your teeth is serious and should be addressed by a dentist that offers emergency treatment—like Dr. Goldstein.

Tooth Infections

Serious dental infections like gum disease constitute a dental emergency that needs to be taken care of right away.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Severely impacted wisdom teeth can cause patients a great deal of pain. If the pain is bad enough, you should schedule an appointment for an emergency tooth extraction. 

Get Treated For Emergency Dental Situations in New York

Contact Dr. Todd Goldstein today with any emergency dentistry questions! He is happy to see and help patients who are in serious pain or who have experienced severe dental trauma. He can even give you a virtual consultation to let you know how serious your dental emergency may be.