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Of course, some people who are in need of dental treatment are suffering from dire pain and require more immediate attention. To this end, we are pleased to accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible, providing quick, effective treatment that reduces discomfort and establishes the groundwork for improved oral health. While we are able to provide emergency patients with instant relief from pain, most return to our practice for follow-up treatments, taking full advantage of our services and amenities.
If you are searching for superior cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry in Queens, our Bayside practice would be pleased to hear from you. Prior to making any decision regarding your dental work, we would be pleased to answer any questions you might have about your treatment choices, payment options, insurance, and other issues. During your initial visit, our renowned dentists will speak openly and honestly about the advantages and risks of the treatments in which you are interested, as well as about the results you can reasonably expect from each. Above all else, we want you to feel confident in every decision you make regarding your oral health.
Whether your dental goals require only a single visit or multiple visits to, we will happily welcome you into our extended family of patients. As one of our patients, you can expect to be treated according to the highest standards of professionalism, safety, and courtesy. We want to be your dental practice of choice throughout your lifetime, and to welcome family and friends you’ve referred to us because your expectations have been met or even exceeded. This is our overriding goal, one which motivates us continually to improve and expand the general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services we provide.
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When to Seek Emergency Dental Care
A dental emergency can happen to anyone, and in many cases, these emergencies can occur outside of normal office hours. Whenever you experience a dental emergency, it is crucial that you see a dentist as soon as possible. Delaying emergency dental care can increase the risk of permanent damage, and can also require you to undergo more expensive and complicated treatment. Find out what constitutes a dental emergency.
- Broken Tooth – Broken teeth typically occur as a result of trauma, such as biting down on something hard or being hit in the face. Extensive tooth decay and cavities can also cause a tooth to break. You should always see a dentist if you have a broken tooth. Although a broken tooth will not always cause pain, damage may have occurred to the tooth’s root. When this happens, intense pain and tooth loss may occur if emergency dental care is not received promptly.
- Severe Tooth Pain – A variety of dental problems can cause a toothache. When you experience pain in and around a tooth, it can indicate inflammation and a possible infection. You should be aware that a toothache will not heal on its own and requires dental care. Until you see a dentist, you can minimize severe tooth pain by rinsing your mouth with warm water, applying an over-the-counter antiseptic or taking a pain reliever.
- Swelling – An infected tooth with an abscess is the primary cause of facial swelling. An abscess is caused by a bacterial infection and requires prompt emergency dental care. Leaving an abscess untreated can cause serious complications and may even be life threatening. If you experience any of the common symptoms of a toot abscess, including a fever, facial swelling, throbbing tooth pain or tender lymph nodes under your jaw, seek emergency dental care immediately.
Other Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency is essentially any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop ongoing bleeding, save a tooth or alleviate severe pain. Examples of other dental emergencies include:
- Broken jaw
- Lost filling
- Lost dental crown
- Loose tooth
At Gentle Dental, we are always pleased to accommodate you in the event of a dental emergency. When you come to our office for emergency dental care in New York, you can be sure that you will receive prompt, effective treatment that will eliminate your discomfort. Once you experience our quality emergency dental care, you are welcome to return to our practice to receive follow-up treatments or long-term dental care.