Emergency Dental Care Overview
Dental emergencies are unexpected events that can bring about stress, worry, and discomfort. But when a member of your family needs urgent dental care, the team at PDADental is always here to help. Our comprehensive practice features a highly skilled, multi-specialty team of dentists who take the stress and worry out of dental emergencies. We routinely treat emergencies, like tooth or jaw pain, sports-related injuries, and knocked-out teeth, among other concerns. Broken teeth and dislodged fillings also present emergency situations that our team is ready to solve. If you or your loved one has emergency dental needs, please contact our practice located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY right away. We place emergencies as the highest priority and will work to get you in a soon as possible and provide the prompt, caring attention you need.
"Friendly, professional service from the front desk to the hygienists, dentists and other specialties. I've been a patient at this full-service practice for many years and I highly recommend them!"- D.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2020
"Dr. Erwin and her assistant fixed my chipped tooth."- T.W. / Yelp / Mar 14, 2020
"My teeth are finally straight and it took half the amount of time other orthodontists told me it would take! Dr. Ritholtz was so helpful and was able to explain everything incredibly clearly. I was also happy to hear the Invisalign treatment came with a free teeth whitening. I'll be using PDA for my future cleanings now just to keep seeing the kind staff and keep my teeth looking the way they are now. Thank you PDA!"- L.B. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2020
"Gus is the best dental hygienist I have ever been to - you can tell he knows what he is doing and leaves my mouth feeling clean and healthy. I would recommend him to friends and family."- K.G. / Google / Mar 12, 2020
"Great, easy experience, only took about 6 months or so. Our whole family goes here for dental."- G.C. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
Best Candidates for Emergency Dental Care
A number of scenarios may lead to the need for emergency dental care. While some situations obviously require fast, efficient care (such as oral trauma), other types of damage may not be as apparent. Please seek care right away, even if you are not experiencing any discomfort, as there may be hidden damage or concerns that could lead to swelling, bleeding, or other serious effects. Oral conditions calling for emergency care commonly include:
- Knocked-out teeth (avulsed)
- Unexplained swelling or bleeding
- Tooth or jaw pain
- Blunt-force trauma
- Soft tissue lacerations or bites
- Abscessed teeth
- Loose or broken fillings
- Damaged or dislodged crowns or bridges
Our team is extremely accommodating and will work to treat your emergency as soon as possible. If you or a family member do happen to experience a dental emergency, get in touch with our office immediately. A member of our caring team will guide you on how to best manage your emergency situation until you arrive at PDADental.
What To Expect with Emergency Dental Care
Upon arrival at our practice, our team will quickly assess your situation and determine your unique emergency needs. Digital x-rays may be taken to evaluate for any hidden damage to the tooth roots or jawbone. After an assessment, our team will talk with you about our findings and review your options for care. Whenever possible, we do our best to treat your needs the same day. Some situations, however, may require follow-up visits to fully restore your oral health. If you have significant inflammation or bleeding, for instance, we may allow you to heal for a couple of days before providing care. Our main goal in an emergency situation is to get you out of any discomfort and resolve any damage to your smile as quickly and comprehensively as we can.
Emergency Dental Care Recovery
At the end of your dental emergency visit, our dentists will review instructions on the best way to care for your mouth and injury as you heal. Depending on your needs and level of discomfort, a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication may be provided. The use of cold compresses for any facial or jaw swelling and eating a diet of soft foods for a few days may be suggested. A member of our team can also offer tips on how to avoid oral injuries in the future, such as avoiding ice crunching and other parafunctional habits and wearing a protective mouth guard when playing sports. Maintaining your oral hygiene each day through home care and attending routine dental cleaning and exam visits is essential for keeping your mouth in ideal condition following your emergency. We will continue to evaluate your oral health and healing during each of your subsequent visits to PDADental.
Emergency Dental Care Insurance Coverage
Insurance coverage for dental emergency care may vary, according to individual plans and companies. But even if your visit is not fully covered by insurance, we still want you to get the emergency treatment that you need. PDADental is pleased to accept a range of flexible payment options, including low-interest financing plans, and will work closely with you to find an option suitable for you.
Emergency Dental Care
At PDADental, we take the stress and worry out of dental emergencies. Our experienced team of dentists offers full-service care from our Financial District, Lower Manhattan, NY practice and is highly proficient in treating all types of emergency situations. When it comes to many dental emergencies, time is of the utmost importance. When you or your family experience any type of oral injury, contact our caring team right away for the immediate treatment needed to restore your smile.