We know that most dental surgeries, from dental implants to wisdom teeth extractions, are planned and scheduled procedures with our oral surgeon in NYC, Elliott Ostro DMD. We are well aware, however, that situations arise where unscheduled dental emergencies become an issue and we still want to be here for you when we can. Many dental emergencies, especially toothaches, happen during the night, and when you wake up in pain, or are experiencing another urgent dental situation, we will make every attempt to see you the following weekday.
We understand that painful or unsightly dental emergencies such as an abscessed tooth, broken dental crown, or fractured tooth, always seem to happen at the most inopportune times. Aside from the pain it causes, swelling and broken teeth can also make it uncomfortable to leave the house when you may have an important meeting or presentation that can’t be rescheduled. When a true emergency situation occurs, our oral surgeon in NYC urges you to call our emergency phone number for help and instructions. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible and evaluate the urgency of your situation. We do whatever we can to schedule same day tooth extractions whenever possible in any urgent situation.
Our oral surgeon in NYC also urges you to make an appointment with your regular dentist twice a year to make sure everything is in good shape. We know that some dental emergencies can’t be avoided but routine appointments with your dentist, along with regularly scheduled cleanings, will keep your teeth in great condition. The best remedy is prevention, of course, and catching problems before they actually become emergencies is the ideal way to avoid unexpected costs with tooth extraction or other oral surgery emergencies. If you should find yourself in an emergency dental situation however, don’t delay reaching out to us, and please don’t try to treat yourself at home. Dr. Ostro will explain that teeth don’t fix themselves and there is nothing that takes care of pain as quickly as eliminating the source of it.