Emergency Dentist New York City
Are you having a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can be especially stressful. It’s good to know that our New York City office is especially considerate of people calling in with pain, or with a cosmetic emergency, to help them as soon as possible. Many people feel stressed because they have put off treatment as long as they could, and now they can’t any longer. We understand. Our priority is to relieve your pain and return you to comfort.
If your emergency is a broken front tooth, bring the fragment or tooth with you.
Dental Emergency symptoms
- Cold sensitivity generally means that something is irritating the nerve of the tooth. Often than means a cavity, but it could also mean that your teeth are exposed to acids. Most beverages, other than water, are acidic. Juices, bottled tea, and sodas are particularly sensitizing to teeth. Initially, the teeth become sweet or cold sensitive. Later, cavities are likely to form. Cold, or sweet sensitivity is mostly reversible by treating the tooth decay, and eliminating the sources of sugar and acid.
- Hot and cold sensitivity may mean that the dental nerve isn’t healthy, and that a root canal procedure is required. Please don’t be anxious about that phrase. Root canal is a very comfortable procedure most of the time. If you are nervous about this, please tell Dr Siegelman or Dr. Currier. They will answer your questions and reassure you.
- Hot sensitivity, throbbing, a sensation that goes back to the ear, lasting pain that starts on it’s own are root canal symptoms, that need treatment as soon as possible.
- Facial swelling is an urgent problem, and you should have antibiotics right away. If our office is not available immediately, for any reason, it’s best to contact your physician, or an urgent care center. While a dental procedure may be needed, at least the antibiotics will control any infection.