Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Handling Common Dental Emergencies

It is essential to call a dentist whenever you or a family member has a dental emergency. While dental emergencies are rare, they do occur, and can cause major problems for your oral and overall health. Common emergency situations include a broken or cracked tooth, a knocked-out tooth, and a severe toothache. Continue reading to find out how you should handle these common dental emergencies.

Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth can be extremely painful and cause damage to the surrounding gum and soft tissue in the mouth. If you chip or break a tooth, rinse the mouth with warm water. If there is any bleeding, apply a piece of gauze until the bleeding stops. Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as you can, and apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth in the meantime.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is one of the most common emergencies in general dentistry. Unfortunately, the trauma caused by such an injury may lead to root canals down the road. If you have a tooth knocked out, try to retrieve the tooth and rinse it right away. If possible, try to put the tooth back into its socket. If you aren’t able to do so, place the tooth in a small container of milk until you can see your emergency dentist.

Severe Toothache

Severe toothache is sometimes a sign of advanced tooth decay, or a cavity. While fillings may be required to treat a cavity, a toothache can also signify other problems, including an infection known as an abscess. If you have a toothache that lasts for more than two days or have a fever or earache, call your dentist immediately. While you are waiting for your appointment, apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and take an over-the-counter pain reliever

If you have a dental emergency and you need to see a dentist serving New York, contact Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. by calling (212) 279-1232 right away. Our dentist office will do everything in our power to ensure that you can see a dentist that same day. We offer a wide range of dentistry procedures, including wisdom teeth extractions, root canals, and fillings.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday