Emergency Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlem, New York, NY


Emergency Dentistry services offered in Harlem, New York, NY

Emergency dentistry can rapidly address serious dental concerns like knocked-out teeth, abscesses, and bleeding from soft tissues in your mouth. In the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Harlem, in New York City, Leslie Azran, DDS, and the team provide emergency care for various tooth injuries and sudden complications that need attention right away. Schedule your appointment at BH Dental NY over the phone or online at the Manhattan, New York City, practice today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

You can trust BH Dental NY with all of your emergency dentistry needs. This is a service that addresses sudden and severe oral health problems and injuries that require immediate dental care. 

The team at BH Dental NY always reserves some time to take care of dental emergencies because they’re unpredictable and can happen at any time. If you or someone you know has a dental emergency, you should call ahead and be sure to collect and take care of any knocked-out teeth or tooth fragments. 

If you’re bleeding, you should take measures to control the blood flow on your way to BH Dental NY. However, if the bleeding is excessive and unmanageable, you should skip the dental visit and go to the emergency room instead. 

When do I need emergency dentistry?

People commonly need emergency dentistry to treat injuries, which can happen at any time, but emergency dental care is also necessary for some oral diseases that cause immense pain. You should consider calling about emergency dentistry if you experience:

  • Major tooth breakage
  • Immense dental pain
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries in your mouth
  • Tooth abscess

You might not know your diagnosis until the team at BH Dental NY examines your mouth and takes X-rays. Severe tooth pain should never be ignored, as it often indicates a dental emergency that needs immediate attention. 

How can I avoid needing emergency dentistry?

Emergencies happen on a whim and are often events you can’t predict or prepare for. However, there are steps you can take to generally lower your risk of experiencing a dental emergency. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean should be a priority, and it lowers your risk for tooth injuries and disease. 

You can reduce your risk of dental emergencies by:

  • Brushing and flossing every day
  • Getting professional cleanings at the dentist
  • Avoiding biting down on solid objects and candies
  • Wearing mouthguards when applicable, like while playing contact sports

You should also be sure to visit the dentist at the very first sign that something is wrong rather than waiting for any discomfort or other symptoms to get worse. 

As soon as a dental emergency happens, call BH Dental NY for the next available appointment or schedule online to learn more today.