Emergency Dental Care in Syosset, NY

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Barkoff Dental provides emergency Dentistry in Syosset, NY. Call 516-921-1133 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

During this time we are available for urgent care appointments for our existing patients as well as new patients.  All emergency and essential care appointments can be made by contacting our office at 516-921-1133 or by email at info@barkoffdental.com.  We are committed to doing our part to serve the healthcare community by keeping dental emergencies out of the hospital emergency rooms.  Patients with an urgent dental care emergency are encouraged to contact our office for an appointment. 

Dental Emergencies

    • Infection and/or swelling that may effect the ability to breathe
    • Facial or dental trauma 
    • Bleeding

Urgent Dental Care

    • Dental pain causing difficulty with eating
    • Pericoronitis or third-molar pain
    • Abscess, or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling
    • Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma
    • Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation
    • Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures
    • Biopsy of abnormal tissue

What is Emergency Dental Care?

It can be difficult to determine whether or not a situation requires emergency dental care. Here are some examples of cases that are urgent, but don’t necessarily require after hours care.

  • Pain that can be managed with over the counter pain medication.
  • Mild bleeding that stops and remains stopped.
  • A small chip or crack in a tooth that doesn’t hurt.
  • A loose permanent tooth.
  • Anything else that is out of the ordinary, but not causing severe discomfort.

If any of the above situations occur during regular office hours, please give us a call and we will try to work you in. If it is after hours, but not urgent, please wait until the following day to give us a call.

Benefits of a Dental Practice that Offers Emergency Dental Care

Not all dental practices provide emergency dental care, but there are many benefits of being a regular patient of one that does.

  • Familiar dentist. Emergencies can be scary, especially for children. It helps to see a
  • familiar face when you are being treated.
  • Familiar location. Rather than try to look up directions to somewhere you’ve never been, you can simply drive to a familiar location where you go for routine appointments.
  • Insurance is already on file. If you’re a regular patient, your insurance information is already on file, which will save you time.
  • Medical and dental history is easily accessible. It helps the dentist to have your medical and dental history readily available to provide the best possible care.

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office a call at 516-921-1133 and follow the instructions provided and you will be forwarded directly to the doctor on call. If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies

Why should I call the dentist instead of going to the emergency room?

Emergency rooms are often flooded with patients who have urgent needs. You will most likely get faster treatment from your dentist than in a hospital emergency room. Your dentist is more skilled and equipped to handle dental emergencies than typical hospital ER doctors. You’ll also free up space for patients with life-threatening emergencies.

Why should I keep a knocked out tooth in milk or saliva?

For a tooth to have a better chance of being successfully put back in place in your mouth, it is important that the tooth doesn’t dry out. The pulp inside of your tooth contains blood vessels and nerves that will die without being quickly returned to your mouth. Keeping it wet with saliva is best.

Should I call the dentist or a doctor for a split lip?

If the injury is only affecting the lip but not the teeth or the inside of the mouth in any way, it should be handled by an urgent care or hospital doctor. External injuries to the face are not usually considered to be a dental emergency.

Emergency Dentists at Barkoff Dental

If you or a member of your household experiences a dental emergency in Syosset, please call 516-921-1133 right away. If you reach us after hours, please follow the instructions and your situation will be handled according to the level of urgency. For a life threatening emergency, call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department.

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