Dental Emergencies and Extractions
Dental emergencies can crop up without notice, interrupting your work or vacation schedule, and causing alarm. When you have a dental emergency, Dr. Helma Philips and the Advent Dental team are here when you need us most.
How Do I Know if I Have a Dental Emergency?
A toothache often begins with a small twinge of pain that gradually evolves into searing pain. The important thing to remember is that dental pain is an indication of a problem. When you address it in the early stages, we can often save your tooth. Letting a dental emergency go for too long can result in tooth loss and complicated oral health issues.
We recommend you contact our Midtown Manhattan dental office at the first sign of trouble.
Common dental emergencies we treat include:
- Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
- Broken, cracked, or fractured tooth
- Infection and swelling
- Damaged fillings, crowns, veneers, and bridges
- Lost fillings, crowns, veneers, and bridges
- Damaged dentures
- Trauma due to an accident or sports
What Happens at an Emergency Dental Appointment?
In most cases, Dr. Philips’ team will take an x-ray or two of the area to assist in diagnosing common problems like infection, decay, or fractures. Dr. Philips will examine the area and make recommendations for treatment.
The goal of an emergency dental appointment is to relieve pain and stabilize your condition. A follow-up dental appointment might be necessary to complete treatment and discuss ongoing dental care.
What if I Need a Tooth Extraction?
We provide gentle and efficient tooth extractions in our Midtown NYC dental office under local anesthetic. By taking digital x-rays of the area, Dr. Philips can plan for the most effective course to remove the tooth. In the rare event that we need to refer a complicated extraction to an oral surgeon specialist, Dr. Philips will recommend someone she trusts with a solid reputation for exceptional patient care.
Tooth Replacement Options Post-Extraction
For wisdom teeth, no tooth replacement is required, as wisdom teeth are non-essential to chewing and speaking. Many wisdom teeth become problematic because inadequate space exists in the jawbone for normal eruption. For other teeth, Dr. Philips will likely recommend one of the many tooth replacement options we offer at Advent Dental.
- Dental implants
- Fixed dental bridges
- Partial dentures
- Complete dentures
- Implant-retained bridges or dentures
Tooth extraction does not mean the end of a healthy and beautiful smile. Our professional team will guide you through the entire process.
Contact Us if You Have a Dental Emergency in Midtown NYC
We encourage you to contact us at the first sign of a change to your oral health. Fast action on your part, combined with the appropriate treatment, can make the difference between keeping and losing a tooth.