Emergency Dentistry

Ben Elchami, DMD -  - Dentist

Chami Dental

Ben Elchami, DMD

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Emergency patient care is focused on providing fast relief of symptoms, including pain, while also preventing further damage to the teeth or injured areas of the mouth. As a top-ranked general and cosmetic dentist in Midtown East, Manhattan, Dr. Ben Elchami is skilled in the comprehensive array of emergency dental treatments available at Chami Dental.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What kinds of issues are considered dental emergencies?

Virtually any issue that causes pain, swelling, or dysfunction can be considered a dental emergency. Decay, disease, and trauma can all cause injuries ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache
  • Broken or loose teeth, crowns, veneers, implants, or dentures
  • Teeth that are knocked out or restorations that fall out
  • Swollen, tender, or infected gums
  • Traumatic injury to the teeth or soft tissues of the mouth
  • Persistent mouth sores

What kinds of emergency patient treatments are available at Chami Dental?

Dr. Elchami is skilled in all sorts of emergency dental care, offering advanced solutions for both simple and complex issues. Patients with emergency care issues are seen as quickly as possible to relieve pain and prevent damage. Hours in the office are customizable over the weekends and during the week for patients incurring a dental emergency by contacting the office.

What should I do if I break a tooth?

If a tooth is broken, whether it’s a major fracture or a smaller chip, it’s very important to call Chami Dental right away and schedule an emergency appointment to relieve painful symptoms associated with tooth fractures and chips, and also to protect the tooth and prevent additional damage and decay.

What can I do to prevent dental emergencies?

One of the best ways to prevent dental emergencies is to visit Chami Dental as needed for a dental checkup and cleaning. Having regular dental care ensures small problems are treated before they become major issues. Proper brushing and flossing also help maintain optimal tooth and gum health. When playing sports, be sure to wear a mouthguard to provide cushioning and protection for teeth. Never use teeth as prying instruments, and avoid chewing ice or hard candy to prevent fractures and damage to restorations.