What is emergency dentistry?
A dental emergency refers to problems that affect your teeth and supporting tissues in your mouth that must be professionally treated. Dental emergencies usually involve extreme pain or cosmetic concerns that a person usually wants to resolve quickly to avoid further pain or change in their appearance. At Concerned Dental, we’re the go-to dental professionals for all kinds of dental emergencies, including a loose dental filling, chipped tooth, extreme toothache, and many other oral emergencies affecting patients in the Greater New York City Area.
When is a dental problem considered an emergency?
Though the exact definition of a dental emergency may vary from person to person, many consider the following dental issues to be dental emergencies:
Extreme Tooth or Gum Pain
If you experience pain that onsets suddenly, is severe, or affects your ability to eat and do other regular activities, you may have a dental emergency. Consult with your dentist if your pain is severe or doesn’t go away after a length of time.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, direct blow to the face, or other traumatic injury that affects your teeth or dental structures, you likely have a dental emergency. Contact a doctor immediately if you have visible cracking, chipping, bleeding, or other noticeable change in your teeth.
Lost or Broken Restoration
Losing your filling, crown, or other reparative dental device may be considered a dental emergency. Contact us at Concerned Dental to learn more about your options for an emergency filling replacement, denture replacements, and other restorative dentistry solutions. Often, we can see patients who have a dental emergency in the same day or shortly following your appointment request.
At Concerned Dental, we also see patients suffering from a full range of orthodontic emergencies, which include the following:
- Loose or broken braces wires/brackets
- Lost or broken retainer
- Wire or bracket poking mouth
- Infection or extreme pain following a tooth extraction