Emergency Dentist in Long Island City
Are you looking for a dentist near you that will provide emergency dental treatment? Fear not, our team of emergency dentists in Long Island City can give you the pain relief that you're seeking!
Signs of a dental emergency
Are you wondering if what you are experiencing is considered a type of dental emergency? What should you do if it is? Do you literally drop everything that you are doing and find an emergency dentist immediately or should it just be as promptly as possible?
Here is a general guideline to differentiate what to do based on the symptoms that you're feeling.
Signs of a true dental emergency:
Dental abscess WITH facial swelling
Severe facial swelling from a very bad tooth abscess is the only condition where you should drop everything that you are doing and get emergency dental treatment immediately.
The reason is because the swelling can spread from your jaw and block your airway. That can cut off your ability to breathe, which makes it life threatening. So, yes a tooth infection can kill you.
That is the pinnacle of dental emergencies and you should contact one of our dentists in long island city immediately! In fact, if you're unable to get an appointment you should try to find someone else the same day or even go to the ER if you're unable.
Signs of dental urgency:
- Throbbing tooth pain that comes and goes
Tooth abscess or tooth infection
Your filling fell off
Tooth is very sensitive to temperature
All of these situations are urgent but not emergent. You should try to get an appointment as promptly as possible but if you are unable to secure one there is always tomorrow.
You may be in some pain and experience some discomfort but at least it is not life threatening. You'll survive to see the next sunrise.
The types of emergency dental treatments offered here
Our emergency dentists will try to get you out of pain as soon as possible. Sometimes we can provide definitive treatment and give you pain relief permanently but if we can't, we will at least be able to relieve your pain temporarily. Usually that means you'll need to see a dental specialist for a permanent solution.
Nonetheless, here are some of the emergency pain relieving services which is offered by our dentists in Long Island City. It is not all inclusive and only some of them are listed just go give you an idea.
We can drain that infection to reduce the swelling.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Removal
They can act up and cause you immense pain.
Get rid of that unbearable toothache.
Accidentally biting into a fork can chip your teeth.
Make the gums finally stop bleeding.
You can pop out fillings from flossing or eating!
Fractured teeth can cause a lot of pain if untreated.
A gum boil is an indication of an untreated abscess.
Should I go to the ER or see one of your LIC dentists?
If you are having tooth pain, your best option would be to see one of our dentists instead of going to the ER because they can't help you. If you lost a tooth filling or need a tooth removed, the ER will not do either of those procedures. They may give you some pain medication to hold you off until you can see a dentist but they will not take care of a toothache inside the ER.
The reason is because the ER is not equipped to perform emergency dentistry. There are no dental chairs with the saliva suction that you see at the dentist. There is no dental drill there either. Therefore, you should come to our LIC dental office instead of going to the ER if you're having tooth pain.
The cost to see an emergency dentist in Long Island City
Unfortunately, we are unable to give you an exact fee for an emergency dental visit because the fee would depend on what treatment was done. There are so many different types of dental emergencies that it is impossible to list. Typically there is no additional fee for the emergency consultation, you only need to pay for the exact procedure that was completed.
If you have dental insurance, most emergencies should be covered between 50-80%. How much that would be would depend on your insurance plan and what your insurance dictates is the fee. We do not have the authority to set the procedure fee.
Please see our list of accepted PPO dental insurances.
How to find us in Long Island City
Our office, 1311 Jackson Ave Dental, is conveniently located two blocks away from the MoMA PS1 located at 22-25 Jackson Ave so it is literally within walking distance. The directions to get to us is to walk south-west straight down Jackson Ave. It will take approximately 4 minutes of walking and you'll find us on the same side of the street.
In regards to public transportation, we're near the Court Square train station and also the 21st Street G train station.