Emergency Dentist — Gramercy Park, NY
Quickly & Painlessly Restoring Smiles
Are you or a loved one experiencing a dental emergency? These instances can happen in the space between one moment and the next, and often when it’s most inconvenient to boot. Pick up the phone right now and contact Dr. Newman here at Gramercy Dental Studio! We do everything we can to see emergency cases as soon as possible and give you the relief and skilled support you need most during this trying time.
Why Choose Gramercy Dental Studio for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Get Scheduled in the Evening and On Weekends
- Nitrous Oxide In-House for Anxious Patients
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Same-day appointment: When you get in touch with our office, we work quickly to get you seen the same day as well as offer first-aid tips over the phone to help manage any symptoms you are experiencing. On top of providing same-day appointments, we’re happy to be open on weekends and during evening hours of the day for your convenience.
- Emergency exam: After you arrive at our office, Dr. Newman will perform an emergency exam and determine if digital X-rays are needed to better understand your dental issue. He’ll also do what he can to immediately mitigate any and all discomfort.
- Review findings: Following your exam, our team will break down our findings with you and recommend services that will treat your symptoms and prevent future problems. This treatment plan is customized for you and includes estimated costs and the amount of time it will take to complete.
- Get the care you need: Common services we may recommend for your dental emergency include but are not limited to dental fillings, crowns, non-surgical periodontal therapy, root canals, and tooth extractions.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Toothaches, damaged and knocked-out teeth, and oral infections are just a few of the dental emergencies we treat at Gramercy Dental Studio. Our office also provides professional care for the dental emergencies found below. You can learn how to best manage these situations before you arrive at our office. Just don’t let them be a substitute for calling and scheduling an appointment with Dr. Newman!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
The cost of treatment for every dental emergency will vary, and one of our team members will carefully explain every step of the treatment process, including cost when you visit us during an emergency. We will also be happy to process your dental insurance claims to help offset the out-of-pocket costs of your treatment.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Not all dental emergencies can be avoided, but you can alter some of your habits to reduce your risk for oral health concerns. Some changes you can make to avoid dental emergencies include:
- Brush teeth for two minutes at a time at least twice a day
- Floss teeth daily, taking special care to clean both sides of each tooth to the gum line
- Visit our dental office twice a year for preventive dentistry checkups and teeth cleanings
- Wear protective mouthguards for teeth grinding and clenching and during athletic events
- Avoid habits like biting fingernails, opening packages with teeth, or chewing ice
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
If you’re facing a dental emergency, you probably have questions. Not to worry. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions about dental emergencies to help you get back to your life more quickly and easily. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our Gramercy Park office.
What If My Child Knocks Out a Baby Tooth?
If an adult loses a tooth, you should try to reattach it if you can. However, do NOT do this for a primary tooth. A baby tooth should not be replanted. It could cause damage while the underlying adult tooth is still developing.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
X-rays are a perfectly safe and normal part of a visit to the dentist’s office. They only have a very small risk, because the levels of radiation are kept so low. Still, they are necessary after a dental emergency so that Dr. Newman can see what’s wrong and come up with a plan to treat you. High-speed films are used to keep your exposure to radiation to an absolute minimum.
Do Root Canals Hurt?
If your tooth is chipped to the point where the nerves are exposed, or if your tooth has fallen out and needs to be reattached, Dr. Newman may recommend a root canal. This is where the nerve of a tooth is removed and replaced with synthetic material. Root canals have a reputation of being scary and painful, but thanks to modern dentistry, there is nothing to be afraid of. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Newman will make sure you are nice and numb, so you don’t feel a thing. In addition, sedation is available for our more anxious patients to calm their nerves.