We know tooth pain can be among some of the most unbearable experiences. If you have a dental emergency, call our offices in Manhattan or Brooklyn, as soon as possible and we’ll do our very best to get you in that day to be treated and feeling better in no time. A few types of dental emergencies are discussed below.
Dental trauma involving a lost tooth is a dental emergency! If your permanent tooth falls out of your mouth due to injury, Dr. Levingart suggests to gently clean off the root, if still in tact, and try to replace it in the socket in the appropriate orientation as soon as possible. If you can replace the tooth within 30 minutes, research shows a much higher percentage of keeping your original tooth! Other tips include storing the tooth in saliva (like in your cheek), or milk. You should not wait over two hours to be seen by a dental professional.
Dental trauma involving a broken tooth is a dental emergency. If you are experiencing pain, please come visit either of our Central Park West or Cobble Hill locations ASAP. We will do our absolute best to squeeze you into that day’s schedule.
Dental abscess is a dental emergency and should be treated immediately. Dental swellings could spread and become dangerous situations if not treated properly.
If your gums are spontaneously bleeding, yet you have regular cleanings and checkups, this is a dental emergency. Please visit your medical doctor immediately to check the status of your health, and let Dr.Levingart at Central Park Dentists know as soon as possible. Bleeding gums could be a symptom of more serious health conditions.
Fractured tooth or Broken cusp of Molar
Unless you’re in extreme pain, a broken tooth is not a dental emergency. For these cases, we will book you at our next available spot.
To properly evaluate the problem, we will take an X-ray of the affected area. Dr. Levingart will then complete an 15 - 30 minute oral evaluation to diagnose the issue at hand and formulate a treatment plan to take you out of discomfort.