If you are experiencing severe mouth pain and/or have severely injured one or more teeth, Sunrise Dental Service will see you right away. After all, the last thing you need in a dire situation like this is to be told that your dentist cannot fit you in for another week! Here in Bohemia, NY, our dental office environment is ideal for emergency cases – comfortable, attentive, and free of any unfair judgment. We simply want to help you regain a healthy, pain-free smile in record time. You do not have to wait, call us today for emergency dentistry in Bohemia, NY!
So, what exactly counts as a dental emergency? Many patients are not sure when to call our dental office. Below, we have compiled a list of the most common emergencies that our team handles. If you fit into any of these categories, do not wait to schedule an emergency appointment. Your smile needs help now!
Dislodged tooth. This emergency may happen on a partial basis (where the tooth feels loose or out of place in the mouth) or as a full knock–out. If it is the latter, do your best not to lose the tooth, as reattachment may be possible.
Cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth.
The loss of a temporary or permanent dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or filling.
Serious tooth pain, which usually indicates an oral infection that will require root canal therapy to correct.
Inflamed or bleeding gums
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Time is of the essence in a dental emergency, so do not ever delay. Call us from Bohemia, Sayville, Ronkonkoma, Oakdale, Holbrook, Blue Point, or any Long Island location as soon as an urgent situation pops up and know the professionals at Sunrise Dental Service have it all under control!
Emergency Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Although no one ever expects to have a dental emergency, 1 in 6 Americans faces one every year. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, it is normal to have several questions. We do not want to see you waste valuable time or place your smile at risk because you do not know what to do. Your emergency dentist, Dr. Makadia, has the answers you need to get help right away.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Some dental emergencies are obvious, such as if you have a tooth knocked out or one breaks. Other times, it can be less obvious that you need immediate care, like if you have a toothache. We understand it can be confusing. A member of our team is only a phone call away if you have any concerns about an issue. We will tell you if you need an urgent appointment and how to provide first aid while you wait. Common dental emergencies include:
Knocked out or dislodged tooth
Chipped or cracked tooth
Object caught in teeth
Lost crown or filling
Should I see a dentist near me or go to the hospital?
As with any emergency, your first instinct may be to head to your local hospital instead of a dentist, but this may depend on the situation. Most emergency rooms are not equipped to provide dental services. As a result, they may not treat the dental issue. In most cases, you will want to visit your dentist; however, if you have uncontrollable bleeding, suspect a broken jaw, or have other injuries, head to the hospital first.
Can I wait until my next appointment?
No one has time in their schedule for an unexpected trip to their dentist. You may be tempted to wait until your next appointment to have the issue treated, but this could cost you your tooth. As with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. Depending on the problem you are having, leaving it untreated could lead to an infection. Now, instead of a simple treatment, like a dental crown, you may need an extraction. Therefore, it is best to see your dentist right away!
How much will it cost?
There is no set amount you can expect to pay because the cost is determined by your individual treatment plan. We will discuss costs after Dr. Makadia discusses and explains your needed treatment. We do not want to see finances stand in the way of getting the care you need, which is why we accept several forms of payment, including third–party financing with CareCredit.
Can I use my dental insurance?
Many dental insurance carriers provide some coverage for emergency visits. The amount covered varies depending on your plan. We can work with most insurance companies to maximize the value of the policy to reduce the amount that needs to be paid out–of–pocket. We will discuss your payment options to cover any remaining balance.
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Will my insurance cover dental emergencies?
Everyone’s insurance plan is different, so to offer a “yes” or “no” answer is impossible. It is best if you review your dental insurance policy to see what it states about dental emergencies. If you are unsure of what to look for or are having trouble finding the right information, do not hesitate to ask one of our staff members for help. We are happy to assist in reviewing your coverage and further explaining what is and what is not covered by your insurance. We will also file any claims to ensure that you get the most out of your insurance benefits and minimize any of your out–of–pocket costs.
When is a root canal necessary?
Does your tooth hurt, and it is not because of a sinus infection or lodged food? Have you taken over the counter pain medication and nothing seems to help? What do you do now? If the pain in your tooth has reached the inner layer, known as the pulp, it means the tooth is decayed or infected. The only way to find relief is to have a root canal. This procedure will safely and effectively remove the infection and eliminate the severe pain you are experiencing.
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