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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Lake Success Dental Care

Dentists located in New Hyde Park, NY

Patients seeking emergency dentistry can trust the established professionals at Lake Success Dental Care, located in New Hyde Park, New York, with their emergency dental needs. By offering extended patient hours from 7am-9pm every day of the week, Lake Success Dental Care ensures patients have access to the state-of-the-art treatment they need in emergency situations.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Generally speaking, a dental emergency is a situation that either results in unbearable and unmanageable pain or creates risk of losing a permanent tooth. This can result from severe untreated dental decay, an abscess, or trauma. A lost permanent tooth also constitutes a dental emergency; in some cases the tooth can be successfully replanted if dental care is sought early enough.

Are there options for patients who can’t afford treatment?

Lake Success Dental Care offers a unique program for uninsured patients; for just $249 annually they are able to receive preventive dental care at no additional cost and deeply discounted restorative, major, and emergency services. Lake Success Dental Care also accepts insurance and submits claims directly for patient convenience.

Is an appointment required in advance?

Walk-ins are welcome at Lake Success Dental Care. Dental emergencies are often unpredictable, and there are many reasons patients might delay treatment until the pain becomes unbearable. Understanding and empathizing with each patient, the team at Lake Success Dental Care provides compassionate, patient-focused care.

What treatment is provided on an emergency basis?

Treatment depends on the presentation. In some cases, an extraction may be the only option to alleviate pain and infection. In other cases, a simple filling or root canal can both alleviate pain and save the tooth. In the case of trauma, the solution can range from replanting the tooth to filling a broken tooth or making a crown or bridge. Some treatments require a return appointment.

What dental problems can wait until the next available appointment?

Anytime the pain is tolerable, patients may choose to schedule an appointment rather than seek emergency dental services. Taking special care to keep the teeth and mouth clean by brushing after eating, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash at least once a day may prevent decay from worsening.

How can patients manage pain from home?

In most cases, dental pain is a sign of an underlying dental problem and requires evaluation and treatment from a dentist. However, there are a few measures patients can take to manage pain until they’re able to see a dentist:

  • Over the counter anesthetic, like Orajel®
  • Over the counter oral pain relievers, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Salt-water gargle

Patients can also avoid foods and drinks that trigger pain (things that are very hot, very cold, or sweet might trigger pain).