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Whether you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you have a tooth that is severely cracked, or you are experiencing any other dental emergency, you’ll want to seek care immediately. The same goes for if your child is experiencing an emergency.

If you are experiencing a major oral health issue involving your teeth, gums, or jawbone, don’t wait around for your next scheduled appointment. Reach out to Forest Hills Dental today about emergency dentistry in Forest Hills NY. Our practice offers emergency dental services for patients of all ages. Even if you aren’t currently a patient of Forest Hills Dental, we are happy to help in the case of an emergency.

You may be considering going to the emergency room if you have a dental emergency. This generally isn’t required unless you are experiencing excessive bleeding, a potentially broken jaw, or major swelling. This is because emergency rooms can only provide short-term relief. They aren’t equipped to handle oral healthcare issues. Instead, reach out to Forest Hills Dental so we can get you into the office as soon as possible.

Am I Experiencing a Dental Emergency in Forest Hills NY?

It can be difficult to tell if your oral healthcare issue is an emergency or not, as we often think of emergencies as something that affects other areas of the body. If you aren’t sure if you are experiencing an emergency, consider the following:

Am I able to continue my day with this level of discomfort?
Is there swelling?
Is this getting in the way of eating/drinking?
Will I sustain permanent damage if this isn’t addressed?
There are situations in which a tooth is chipped, or you are experiencing mild pain. These may not be instances where an emergency service is required. If your issue involves severe discomfort, swelling, the inability to eat, or other major problems, you will want to contact Forest Hills Dental about an emergency appointment. If you have any questions about whether or not you are experiencing an emergency, feel free to give us a call. We’ll let you know if an emergency appointment is needed. If not, we’ll get you scheduled for a regular appointment.

Whether it’s an emergency or not, if you have a damaged tooth or teeth, damaged gums, or issues with your jawbone, you should contact Forest Hills Dental so the issue can be resolved as soon as possible.

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary. You aren’t used to emergencies occurring, so you may not know how to handle an emergency if it occurs. There are a few things that you’ll want to consider if you are having a dental emergency.

If the emergency is due to a broken tooth or a tooth that has been knocked out, you’ll want to collect the missing fragments or find the missing tooth. If you are able to do this and get to a dentist quickly enough, they may be able to repair the tooth. Generally, you’ll need to get your tooth or fragments to the dentist within two hours.

Once you find the tooth or fragments, wash off any debris with water. Do not touch the root, and don’t scrub the root. From there, place the tooth or fragments in a sealed container with milk or saline solution. If you don’t have either, consider tap water with a pinch of salt.

You may consider reinserting the tooth. You can try this but don’t force it. There may be a bone that is broken. Even if you are able to reinsert the tooth, you still need to visit the dentist immediately.

If you are experiencing bleeding, use a clean cloth or tissue and apply pressure to the area. Your mouth has lots of blood vessels, so it can bleed easily. If the bleeding doesn’t slow down or it is severe, visit an emergency room.

If you are experiencing swelling, you can use an anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen (unless your doctor has indicated you should avoid this medication). This will help both with addressing the swelling and the pain.

Low-Cost Emergency Services

Emergency services cost more than regular services. With that said, they shouldn’t break the bank. At Forest Hills Dental, we believe in providing low-cost emergency services to help those in need. If you have dental insurance, let us know! We’ll work with your insurance company to guarantee you get the coverage you are entitled to.

If you don’t have insurance, that’s okay. We offer low-interest, flexible financing plans with 0% interest. Generally, you can apply for coverage on the spot. Expenses shouldn’t get in the way of you receiving the treatment you need and deserve! We will help to ensure you get the care you need when you need it.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Forest Hills NY

At Forest Hills Dental, we make sure to leave openings in our schedule throughout the day for emergency services. We want to see you as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency. This includes seeing you the same day.

If you are experiencing an emergency after hours, contact our office and follow the message prompts. We will have someone reach out shortly. In the case of an extreme emergency, Dr. Mark may be able to meet you after hours. If he is unable to meet you, we will make sure you are scheduled for as soon as possible.

Preventing Injury

A lot of dental emergencies involve accidents and sports injuries. If your child or you play sports, make sure you are always using a mouthguard to protect your teeth. There are many ways in which teeth can be chipped, cracked, knocked out, or otherwise damaged during sports activities. The best way to lower the risk of orofacial trauma is to purchase a quality mouthguard.

For the best protection possible, reach out to Forest Hills Dental for a custom mouthguard. This mouthguard will fit perfectly and won’t fall out. Custom mouthguards offer a higher level of comfort and protection. They are also helpful in avoiding concussions. Let us know if your child or you play sports, and we will create the perfect mouthguard to meet your needs.

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Ongoing Care Services

An emergency shouldn’t be the only reason you visit your dentist. You should have an appointment scheduled for every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup. These cleanings and checkups help you to avoid gum disease, tooth decay, infections, and other oral health issues. If you don’t already have a regularly-scheduled appointment in the books, reach out to Forest Hills Dental today so we can book you an appointment.

Proper oral healthcare also includes daily activities like brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day, every day. The better you take care of your oral health, the lower the chances you’ll need more advanced and costly procedures like deep cleanings or root canal treatment.

Why Forest Hills Dental?

While there are many dental practices in the area, if you are in need of an emergency service, Forest Hills Dental is the best choice. Dr. Gregory Mark has extensive dental training and is able to handle emergency and general services. You can rest assured that when you schedule an appointment with Forest Hills Dental that your emergency will be properly addressed. You are sure to be happy with the service you receive.

We care about our patients and their oral health. Don’t wait around if you have an emergency. Reach out to Forest Hills Dental now.

Experienced Care You Can Trust

Dr. Gregory Mark has over 30 years of experience in the field of dental care. This includes general dentistry, emergency care, implantology, oral surgery, Invisalign treatment, and more. Dr. Mark is dedicated to providing patients with the best oral healthcare services possible.

The team at Forest Hills Dental is made up of caring professionals that believe in providing outstanding customer service. We understand that visiting the dentist (especially for an emergency service) can be stressful. That’s why we do everything in our power to provide quality care with a smile.

Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental!

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, reach out to Forest Hills Dental today. If we can, we’ll set an appointment to see you same day. If not, we’ll make sure to get you in as soon as possible. Let us know if you have a tooth that has been knocked out so we can reinsert and save the tooth!

Forest Hills Dental also provides a variety of other dental services, which include cleanings, checkups, Invisalign treatment, veneers, fillings, dentures, and more. We are happy to speak with you and get you scheduled for an appointment.

We believe in treating our patients like family. This has led to multiple generations of patients from the same families! We will provide you with the same level of care that we would provide for our own family members.

Reach out to Forest Hills Dental today to schedule your appointment!


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