Shalman Dentistry

Dental Emergencies

Emergency toothache relief is front of mind when you’re in pain. Your Downtown NYC dentist can help. When you call Dr. Alex Shalman during business hours, he’ll get you in quickly because he operates a boutique practice that gives him the freedom to make accommodations for emergencies. Urgent dental care follow-up after a hospital visit due to an accident is another priority at Dr. Shalman’s office. He has the expertise to ensure that the injury doesn’t affect your long-term dental health or your appearance. No matter what your dental emergency, call your Lower Manhattan dentist as soon as possible.

When Do I Need Emergency Dental?

Emergency dental visits are for situations that require immediate or rapid treatment. If you’re severely injured, such as from a car accident, go directly to a hospital emergency room. Otherwise, you may be able to wait until your dentist’s office opens. Warning signs that you’re in need of urgent dental care — when you don’t have other life-threatening injuries — include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Cracked, chipped or broken teeth, following an accident or sports injury
  • Lacerations to your gums
  • A dislodged tooth
  • Lost fillings
  • A broken jaw
  • Loose teeth
  • A swollen jaw and jaw pain
  • An excruciating headache after a dental injury

Gum and teeth sensitivity make most conditions that require emergency attention painful. In such situations, you need the best dental care. Visit Dr. Alex Shalman, a family dentist in Lower Manhattan. He has a boutique practice, which means that he has the freedom to move appointments around and see you as soon as possible.

Dr. Shalman also makes time to give you his utmost attention. One of the best cosmetic dentists in NYC, he ensures that your emergency care treatment includes attention to your appearance, in addition to treating your injury.

What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency?

While waiting to see your dentist to take care of your dental emergency, you can take a few simple steps to ensure your treatment goes smoothly. Avoid further trauma by:

  • Staying calm despite the pain
  • Contacting your Downtown NYC dentist for instructions
  • Avoiding mouthwash or other chemical-based solutions
  • Placing a tooth or fragment that’s fallen out in a glass of milk and taking it to the dentist
  • Gargling warm salt water
  • Using a cold compress on your cheek to reduce swelling and pain
  • Not taking any pain medication before you see your dentist

When you have a dental emergency in Downtown NYC, Dr. Shalman is available during regular working hours. The comfortable office in his boutique practice is conveniently located close to the 9th Street PATH train station. If you call ahead, your dentist can better prepare for your emergency visit.

Why Is Emergency Dental Care Important?

If you have a painful dental issue or a dental emergency, consult with your dentist as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment of painful or unexpected dental trauma allows your dentist to:

  • Prevent an escalation of gum damage
  • Avoid permanent tooth loss
  • Protect your jaw bone from permanent damage
  • Save the costs of future dental procedures
  • Restore your dental functions
  • Improve your appearance, in the case of chipped or cracked teeth
  • Reduce the risk of oral infection, which can lead to long-term health concerns

When you contact Dr. Shalman, he advises first aid before coming to the clinic. Early care for your damaged tooth can often save it, while reducing any pain you’re experiencing. During your visit, you receive personalized care to treat your dental emergency.

How Are Dental Emergencies Treated?

Every dental emergency is unique, and your dentist chooses the best treatment after assessing your injuries. Some of the treatment and procedures Dr. Shalman may recommend include:

When you have a relationship with Dr. Shalman, your records are complete and he already knows your history. He can begin appropriate treatment quickly. If you’re a first-time guest at his boutique dental practice, you’ll be amazed at the quickness and attentiveness you receive. If you’ve been seeing him for regular checkups, he may be able to help you prevent accidents and minimize injuries.

How Can I Avoid Dental Emergencies?

It’s easier and less expensive to prevent dental emergencies than it is to treat them. In addition to a regular schedule of preventive dental screenings and teeth cleanings, other precautions you can take to prevent dental emergencies include:

  • Wearing a protective dental device when playing contact sports
  • Not chewing hard items, such as ice cubes
  • Cutting things with scissors, not your teeth
  • Staying diligent in your daily oral hygiene
  • Taking proper care of your dental veneers, bridges, crowns, implants and other dental devices
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Urgent dental care often means painful and uncomfortable circumstances. Tooth pain affects your life, leading to missed days of work or school. At his Downtown Manhattan boutique dental clinic, Dr. Alex Shalman offers immediate dental care for any emergencies during working hours. For the best emergency toothache relief and follow-up dental care, contact the practice today.

This page was published on Jan 31, 2021, modified on Apr 10, 2021 by Dr. Alex Shalman (Dentist) of Shalman Dentistry

Shalman Dentistry
44 W 10th St #1A
New York, NY 10011
(10th St, between 5th & 6th Avenue)
(212) 658-1093
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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLYThis website's purpose is to provide general dentistry information. None of the details given is intended to be taken as authoritative dental advice. It's important to speak with a dentist in NYC about your problems, as it may be a symptom of a serious underline condition. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, a detailed oral examination should always be performed. Make an appointment with your nearest healthcare provider or call our Lower Manhattan practice to set up a consultation.

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