We Offer Emergency Dental Treatments For All Dental Emergencies Including Chipped Teeth, Cracked And Broken Teeth And Root Canal Re-Treatments.

We Provide Treatment For Tooth Pain And Other Dental Emergencies For Patients In Astoria, Ny, And Surrounding Areas In Queens, Ny. In The Meantime, You Can Follow The Tips On This Page For Dental Emergencies.

At Steinway Family Dental Center, we understand that some dental emergencies require immediate attention. For very severe problems, you can visit the emergency room of the hospital that is closest to you or come to us for emergency dental care. We provide treatment for tooth pain and other dental emergencies for patients in Astoria, NY, and surrounding areas in Queens, NY. In the meantime, you can follow the tips on this page for dental emergencies.

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  • Broken Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Jaw Pain
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Knocked Out Tooth
  • Wisdom Tooth Pain

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  • X-rays
  • Scan (Intra-Oral Camera)
  • Examination

Dental emergencies can range from sudden, severe pain to trauma or injury to the mouth and teeth. Here are some main types of dental emergencies and what you should do in each case:

Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it. Use dental floss to remove any debris trapped between teeth. Avoid placing aspirin or other medications directly on the gum or tooth as it can damage tissues. Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment.

Broken or Chipped Tooth: Save any broken tooth fragments. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked-Out Tooth: Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Rinse it gently with water if it's dirty, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissue. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket, holding it in place with gauze or a clean cloth. If reinsertion isn't possible, store the tooth in milk or a tooth preservation solution and seek immediate dental care.

Lost Dental Filling or Crown: Keep the restoration if possible. Apply a dental cement or over-the-counter dental adhesive to temporarily cover the exposed area. Visit your dentist promptly for a permanent solution.

Abscess or Gum Infection: Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Seek immediate dental treatment as gum infections can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.

Broken Jaw or Severe Facial Injury: Immobilize the jaw using a bandage, scarf, or towel. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Go to the nearest emergency room immediately. Orthodontic Emergencies (e.g., broken braces or wires): Use orthodontic wax to cover any sharp or protruding wires or brackets. Contact your orthodontist for guidance and adjustments. 

If you have a dental emergency in Astoria and you need an emergency dentist in Astoria then call our office on (276) 288-8721 or make an appointment online using the appointment button. We will do our best to fit you in and we normally have at least two dentists in the office at any one time, so you can be rest assured that someone will be able to take care of your emergency. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in the middle of the night or after 6pm - you may as well request an appointment anyway. A staff member will be able to assist you by calling your phone number after hours. 

Remember - dental emergencies are not the end of the world, they just feel like it at the time. The quicker you see an emergency dentist, the quicker that you stop the pain and the quicker you will be on the road to recovery. 

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What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is something that you need to have immediately taken care of. If you're in pain, you have a dental emergency. The required procedure will be determined by the doctor, but first of all, you would need to call your dentist and schedule an appointment so your emergency can be addressed.

When do I need to go to an emergency room versus scheduling a regular dental appointment?

If you just need a regular cleaning or if it's time for your regular checkup but nothing is bothering you, then it is not an emergency. However, if you do have pain, then you would want to call your dentist and see if they can take you on an emergency basis. If you are swollen, you should go to the emergency room, but make sure that the emergency room has an oral surgeon on staff.

What are common types of dental emergencies and what can be done?

There are several dental emergencies to consider. For example, if a tooth comes off from your dentures, it qualifies as a dental emergency. In this case, you should contact your dentist immediately and ask if they can see you on an emergency basis to reattach the tooth to your dentures as soon as possible.

Another dental emergency involves non-removable dental work, such as a fixed bridge or crown, coming loose. If this happens, it's essential to visit your dentist promptly for reattachment. Additionally, if you feel that a filling has come out, it's crucial to understand that there might be an underlying issue, such as decay around the filling. In such cases, you cannot merely reattach the filling to a compromised structure. You'll need your dentist to clean out the decay and potentially replace the filling. Sometimes, this might even require a crown or a root canal.

Dental pain itself is another dental emergency. If you're experiencing dental pain, you should seek emergency dental care to alleviate your discomfort as quickly as possible. Swelling in your face is also a dental emergency. If your face starts to swell, it's important to see your dentist promptly to address the underlying issue and seek necessary treatment.

When do I need an emergency dental extraction?

You would need an emergency dental extraction when it's not possible to save your tooth, like in the case that the tooth is fractured vertically, exposing the root of the tooth. It is the last resort and most of the time any dentist would try to save your teeth first.

Why might I need an emergency root canal?

You might need an emergency root canal if you wake up in the middle of the night with pain from a tooth. Your dentist will determine if a root canal is necessary.

Do you offer same-day care?

Yes, we do offer same-day care for dental emergencies, if it is possible and you're not coming at the very last minute of the day.

Can I schedule late hours appointments?

Yes, you can try to schedule a late hour appointment and we might be able to stay and help you out. For late hour appointments, you are advised to call the office and ask to speak with the scheduling coordinators, who are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Can I be seen on the weekends?

Yes, we are open one Sunday a month at least at this moment and you can come in on that Sunday and be seen, even if it is a dental emergency.

If you have a dental emergency, you can give us a call here at Steinway Family Dental Center at (276) 288-8721 or you can schedule an online appointment on our website.