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Emergency Dentistry – Massapequa Park, NY

Same-Day Dental Care for Fast Pain Relief

Nobody expects a dental emergency to ruin their day, but you’d be surprised at how often these situations occur right here in Massapequa Park! Teeth can be knocked out while playing sports, broken while chewing on hard foods, or otherwise injured in a variety of ways – not to mention, seemingly ordinary toothaches can suddenly become something that can’t just be ignored! Whatever the situation might be, you can rest easy because Dr. Allan S. Mohr and his talented team are ready to help. If you have a dental emergency, just give our office a call and we’ll work to see you as soon as possible, even on the same day if necessary. Our goal is to never leave anyone waiting in pain!

Why Choose Dr. Allan S. Mohr for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Talented Dentist with Over 35 Years of Experience
  • Comfortable Dental Office with Modern Amenities
  • Same-Day and Walk-In Appointments Available

What to Do During a Dental Emergency

a person suffering from tooth pain

If you’ve suffered an injury to your smile, it’s important to remain calm; a clear head will allow you to quickly and correctly handle the situation. Here are three easy-to-follow steps if you or someone you know is dealing with a dental emergency:

  1. Call Our Office at Once – You should quickly call us and describe your symptoms over the phone; we’ll let you know when you need to come in, even if it’s that very same day! We can also usually provide you with basic first-aid tips over the phone; we know these situations can be alarming, so we’ll make sure you immediately begin receiving assistance.
  2. Attend Your Appointment – When you’re here, Dr. Mohr will perform an emergency examination, which sometimes can include capturing X-rays, to determine the best treatment route. Our team will also begin treating any pain you’re feeling; that’s one of our top priorities!
  3. Receive Urgent Care – Whether you need a simple treatment or a complex restorative procedure, we can fix the problem and send you on your way with a restored smile that looks as great as it feels!

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Even if you aren’t sure if your situation is an emergency, you should go ahead and give our office a call. Once you’ve explained your situation, we’ll let you know when you need to come in. But we know that sometimes, it’s assuring to begin getting help immediately. While you wait, here are some things you can do to take control during some of the most common dental emergencies:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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The cost of treating a dental emergency is always going to vary, since every case is inherently different. But once you’re here, we can quickly begin examining your smile and reviewing your treatment options with you, as well as relevant cost estimates. Keep in mind that it’s always best to seek out emergency care sooner rather than later, as it allows Dr. Mohr to quickly address a problem before it becomes more serious and costly to treat. In addition to accepting numerous insurance plans, our office also offers financing through CareCredit and LendingPoint to help you afford your cost of care. Just let us know what questions you have, and we’ll help you get the financials of your payment squared away!

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Realistically, it’s simply not possible to prevent dental emergencies entirely – but you can easily prevent the vast majority of them with a little careful planning and sensibility. Consider these tips:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day; a healthy mouth is much less likely to encounter urgent issues.
  • If you play sports or stay active, consider wearing a protective mouthguard.
  • Avoid biting into hard non-food objects or using your teeth as tools.
  • Continue to visit us semiannually for routine preventive care!

Remember, a minor toothache can quickly turn into throbbing pain if left untreated, and without immediate attention, the tooth may actually need a root canal, or worse – to be extracted! If you’re currently dealing with a severe toothache, you should also consider the following in addition to contacting us:

  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Lightly floss around the tooth to dislodge anything causing pain.
  • Use a cold compress or OTC medicine to help with any discomfort.

Dental Emergency FAQs

How Much Does Emergency Dentistry Cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend on the specifics of your dental emergency. Some patients just need a prescription, whereas others require root canal therapy or another major procedure. Our team will be upfront with you about pricing and help you explore your payment options. Remember, you should not let concerns about cost hold you back from receiving treatment. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the worse your oral health problem will become — and the more expensive it may be to treat!

How Can I Tell If My Toothache Is a Dental Emergency?

Toothaches are fairly common, making it tough to tell when your situation has escalated into an urgent matter. Your toothache qualifies as a dental emergency if it’s accompanied by symptoms like:

  • Severe pain that’s lasted for more than a day
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Sudden numbness in the tooth
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums
  • Signs of a serious infection, such as fever, fatigue, and swelling

When Should I Visit the ER Instead of an Emergency Dentist?

In most cases, ER personnel do not have the training necessary to address a dental emergency. However, if you have broken facial bones or are bleeding uncontrollably, a visit to the ER is in order. After you receive initial care, you can visit our office for follow-up treatment. If you are ever in doubt as to whether you should visit us or the ER, give us a call and describe the situation. We’ll let you know what your next steps should be.

How Long Can I Wait to See an Emergency Dentist?

Some types of dental emergencies, such as a partially or fully dislodged tooth, require immediate attention. If you receive care within an hour or two, it is possible that we can splint the tooth back into place. For other types of dental emergencies, such as a dull toothache, you may safely be able to wait a day or two before you visit us.

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling?

You can use Google or another search engine to find a local dentist who offers emergency care and who has good reviews. Ask the dentist to send your records to us so we can be ready to serve you when you return home and need follow-up care.

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