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Emergency Endodontics

If you get hit in the mouth while working or playing sports, emergency endodontics can limit the pain, reduce your risk of infection, and prevent the need for an extraction. At NYCEndodontics, in the Upper Eastside, the team of endodontic specialists provides a variety of emergency endodontic services, including same-day root canals and endodontic surgery. To make an appointment at the practice in New York City, call the office today or book online.

What is emergency endodontics?

Emergency endodontics provides same-day care for cracked or damaged teeth. If you experience a blow to the mouth due to a car accident, playing sports, or another routine activity, make an appointment at NYCEndodontics right away. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to experience potentially serious oral issues.

Who needs emergency endodontics?

Anyone who experiences a cracked or damaged tooth can benefit from emergency endodontics. 

The team at NYCEndodontics regularly provides emergency treatment for enamel damage caused by:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Bad habits, like nail-biting or chewing on pen caps
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Slip and falls

You might also benefit from emergency endodontics if you break one or more teeth while biting or chewing. 

What should I do if I experience an endodontic emergency?

If you experience an endodontic emergency, stay calm and act as quickly as possible. First, pick up any pieces of the tooth and carefully rinse them in tap water. Then, secure the pieces by putting them in a plastic bag or wrapping them in foil. 

Next, call the team at NYCEndodontics and explain the events leading up to the injury, including what you were doing and any associated symptoms like bleeding or swelling. The team will get you in for a same-day visit and make recommendations to reduce the pain on your way over.

What happens during an emergency endodontic appointment?

At NYCEndodontics, an emergency appointment begins with an oral exam and a discussion of your symptoms. Afterward, your provider uses an oral microscope to assess the extent of the damage and orders oral X-rays.

Your provider uses the information from these diagnostic procedures to develop a custom treatment plan. Depending on your needs, that might include dental bonding, fillings, a dental crown, root canal therapy, or an extraction.

How can I reduce the risk of an endodontic emergency?

The easiest way to reduce the risk of an endodontic emergency is to practice good oral hygiene. The team at NYCEndodontics recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing before going to bed
  • Visiting your dentist two times a year for an oral exam and teeth cleaning
  • Wearing a mouthguard 

If you require emergency endodontics, make an appointment at NYCEndodontics by calling the office today or booking online.