Emergency Care

DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY?

CALL (718) 849-9797

Do not hesitate to seek urgent dental care if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A Severe Toothache or Bleeding
  • Broken Tooth or Jaw
  • Lost Dental Filling or Crown
  • Object Stuck in Teeth

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What constitutes a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is sudden and severe tooth trauma or pain that requires immediate treatment. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
  • Tooth or jaw pain
  • Abscess
  • Bleeding tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken filling

Emergency dentists at Gentle Dental Family Care evaluate your condition, relieve your pain, and resolve your problem.

What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

If you’ve lost a tooth, there’s a risk that the tooth won’t survive unless you get medical care as quickly as possible. To improve your chances of saving the tooth, act quickly and follow these steps:

  • Rinse the tooth in milk or saline solution (do not use tap water)
  • Lightly press the tooth back into the socket
  • Bite down on a piece of gauze to hold the tooth in place

If you can't keep the tooth in its socket until you get to Gentle Dental Family Care, drop it in a small container of milk to keep it moist and preserve the roots (do not use tap water). If milk is not available, hold the tooth under your tongue or in your cheek until you arrive at the Gentle Dental Family Care office.

Getting help within an hour is imperative. A tooth may be successfully reimplanted if you receive treatment quickly.

What is included in emergency dental care services?

The dental care services you receive depends on your emergency situation. The goal for emergency dental care is to relieve your pain or swelling and stabilize your problem.

The oral health professionals at Dental Made Easy are highly skilled and experienced with all types of urgent dental needs, such as:

  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Reimplantation
  • Dental surgery
  • Pain management

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Gentle Dental Family Care welcomes walk-in appointments. You can call ahead or just come straight to the office. If you wake to pain in the middle of the night and need an appointment the next day, use the online booking tool for an early morning appointment.

If you need urgent help, call on the team of compassionate providers at Gentle Dental Family Care. Call now, book an appointment online, or walk into one of the offices in Forest Hills or Greenpoint, New York.