Emergency Dentist

Tribeca Dental Studio

Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Tribeca, New York City, NY

Dental emergencies might not be expected, but when they happen, they require immediate attention. That’s why the team of top-rated dentists at Tribeca Dental Studio in New York City provides as-needed urgent care appointments to patients of all ages who are in need of immediate professional care. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Tribeca Dental Studio or book your same-day appointment online today.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What’s a dental emergency?

Any oral injury, trauma, acute pain, or problem that you can’t successfully remedy, manage or relieve on your own counts as a dental emergency. The team at Tribeca Dental Studio treats all kinds of emergency dental problems right in their office, including:

  • Injuries to any soft oral tissues
  • Acute tooth pain and infection
  • Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Gum pain, swelling, or abscess
  • Loosened or lost permanent teeth
  • Broken or damaged dentures
  • Loose or lost crowns or fillings

If you experience a dental emergency during regular office hours, call Tribeca Dental Studio as soon as possible for a same-day urgent care appointment. If your dental emergency happens outside of normal office hours, head to your local urgent care center or emergency room for immediate attention.

What can I do for a lost adult tooth?

If you or your child has had a permanent tooth knocked out in an accident or while playing sports, it’s important to seek immediate professional care. Receiving proper, timely care can mean the difference between saving your natural tooth or requiring an artificial replacement.

But before you reach Tribeca Dental Studio, there are a few steps you should take to ensure the lost tooth stays vital. After you rinse it gently to remove any dirt or debris, you must keep it moist. You can accomplish this by setting it back in its socket or immersing it in a small, clean container of water or milk.

If you do try setting the tooth back in its socket, do so gently; pushing it down too hard can damage the delicate tissues that make future bone reattachment possible. 

How should I handle a broken tooth?

Immediate injury care for a broken, cracked, or severely chipped tooth begins by gently rinsing your mouth with warm water. If you’re in a significant amount of pain, you can take ibuprofen (not aspirin) and place a cold compress or ice pack over the area to reduce swelling. 

Then, as soon as you can, call Tribeca Dental Studio for a same-day urgent care appointment. Once you arrive at the office, your dentist can evaluate the extent of your problem and decide the best course of action.

Can I prevent a dental emergency?

While no one can prevent unexpected or sudden accidents, you can take steps to safeguard your oral health — and your child’s oral health — in certain situations.

Many pediatric dental emergencies happen during sports play. Simply having your child wear protective gear like a mouthguard can go a long way to preventing a lost or broken permanent tooth.

Likewise, most emergency root canals are the result of a deep, long-standing tooth infection that could have been prevented with routine professional cleanings and exams.

Staffed by experienced specialists, including pediatric dentists who specifically treat children’s emergency dental problems, Tribeca Dental Studio is well-equipped to handle any urgent dental needs. To learn more, call or book online today.