Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524

Emergency Dentist in Fishkill, NY

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (845) 764-9315

Toothaches and mouth injuries can happen at any time. Whether you have a painful toothache, swelling, a cracked tooth, a lost crown or filling, or another dental problem, our emergency dentist in Fishkill is ready to help.

If you have a dental emergency, call our office during regular business hours and will do our best to have you come in that same day. Our goal is to diagnose the problem, eliminate the pain, and determine if further treatment is needed to ensure the problem doesn’t happen again. We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Common Reasons for Toothaches

It’s a common question: Why does my tooth hurt? There are a number of reasons why you may have a severe or persistent toothache. Some of the most common reasons for toothaches include:

  • Dental decay (cavities)
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Crown came off
  • Loose filling
  • Cracked tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Tooth knocked loose
  • Tooth knocked out
  • Enamel worn thin by teeth grinding
  • Sinus pressure

When you come in for an appointment at Family Dental Group in Fishkill, our emergency dentist will examine the problem area and take any x-rays needed to diagnose the problem. Then our team will discuss the problem with you and formulate a treatment plan that will eliminate the pain and restore your smile.

Tooth Sensitivity can be a Warning Sign of a Dental Emergency

Sometimes a toothache comes on suddenly. Other times, it may start with mild sensitivity to hot, cold, acidic, or sweet foods and beverages. Even cold air can irritate the tooth.

Tooth sensitivity is very common. Approximately 40 million Americans experience tooth sensitivity each year, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. As the enamel that protects teeth wears down or is damaged, it exposes the soft dentin in the middle of the tooth, which contains the nerves of the tooth, causing the tooth to be more sensitive.

Even a hairline crack in the tooth could cause a painful toothache. When you bite down, you put pressure on the tooth, causing the crack to widen. When the teeth pull apart, the pressure is released and you can may feel sensitivity or pain as the crack closes again. That opening-and-closing motion can irritate the pulp and nerve tissue inside the tooth.

If you experience any tooth sensitivity, call our dentist today for an appointment. It’s always best to treat a dental problem early, before it has a chance to worsen.

Root Canal Treatment: Save Your Natural Tooth

The most common dental emergency is pain brought on deep cavities. If dental decay is caught early, it can usually be treated with a filling. If it is left untreated, the decay spreads from the enamel to the pulp of the tooth, which contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels. The nerves become irritated, infected and inflamed, which can be extremely painful.

Our emergency dentist in Fishkill performs root canal treatment to eliminate the pain and save the natural tooth. The dentist will remove the nerves from the root canals and then cap the tooth with a crown to prevent food particles and bacteria from entering.

While many people joke they’re rather do anything than get a root canal, the root canal procedure is actually very comfortable. Most people say it feels about the same as getting a filling. Best of all, you’ll go home from the root canal pain-free.

Tooth Extractions

In some cases, the tooth can’t be saved after a dental emergency. If you had a tooth knocked out, cracked beyond repair, or too deeply damaged by cavities, then the best option may be for the emergency dentist to remove the tooth.

Tooth extractions eliminate toothaches, but obviously you’re left with a hole where the tooth had been. If that space is not replaced with an artificial tooth, then the surrounding teeth can drift out of position. That can impact how you speak and how you chew. It can also impact your self-confidence, especially if the gap is visible to others.

Fortunately, there are many ways to replace a missing tooth:

  • Dental Implant: A dental implant is a stable, long-lasting tooth replacement option. It is placed into the socket left by the missing tooth so it mimics the tooth roots and reduces bone loss in that area. A dental implant can be topped by a crown. READ MORE
  • Dental Bridge: A three-point dental bridge is a popular option for replacing a missing tooth. The healthy teeth on either side of the gap are topped by crowns attached to an artificial tooth in the middle. READ MORE
  • Partial Denture: A partial denture is another common way to replace a missing tooth. READ MORE
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Patient Reviews
Friendly receptionists and professional doctors. Love the way they send emails/texts to confirm appointments. They do such a great job every visit and the experience is always great.
Kelley V.
I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
Karen I.
Love, love , love my hygienist Lesia she is the best. I have been. Her patient for years she is extremely thorough when cleaning my teeth she really cares. I also love Dr Gelbart and my other dentist […]
Susan W.
The dentist was wonderful. He had genuine concern and my visit was pain free and he took his time explaining everything he was going to be doing. I’ve been a patient at family dental for over 20 […]
Michelle B.
Excellent service and care
Wanda C.
Great quality in dental care, kind and informative staff and clean office. As someone who has been receiving dental care for 10+ years here, I highly recommend this office!
Noelle T.
The people there are very helpful and I really appreciate the care they provided. Good job!
Wenjie Q.
Our 3 daughters see Dr. Hinkle and he is so amazing with them. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. My middle daughter is 6 and had to have 3 route canals before we switched to Dr Hinkle. […]
Holly A.
Front end staff — professional, courteous and efficient. Dentist to dental assistant are knowledgeable, caring, and have great attention to detail. Great dental group — awesome! Thanks a million […]
Maricelle D.
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Catherine S.
The hygenist was extremely efficient, helpful and knowledgeable about my teeth and gums. A very pleasurable experience. The receptionists were very friendly The office is clean and comfortable.
Anonymous
I am and have always been a very nervous and scared dental patient. After being absent from visiting any dentist for years, I decided it was time to be brave and give it a go. I restarted at Family […]
Adriana B.
I have been a patient of Family Dental Group for nearly 20 years. I have the highest regard for Dr. Gelbart and his staff.
Stella K.
This was my first visit to Family Dental. I was greeted nicely as soon as I walked in. Filled out the new client paperwork, and was taken back to see the dentist all within 10 minutes. Dentist, […]
Anthony C.
Great work
Kevin W.
Thank you Dr. Hinkle for making feel at ease during my filling. I really appreciate family dental care for always listening to my concerns and fears being at the dentist. They have always taken their […]
Adriana B.
My surgery was quick and easy, all the staff were super nice and made sure To go over everything when they did it and what I needed to know for post surgery. Great experience!
Maryellen D.
I was very nervous about my procedure and everyone from the receptionists to Dr. Oh were very kind and comforting. Also, the wait time was very short which also eased my anxiety.
Jessica J.
The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
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I loved the service and treatment that I received a the facility/clinic of the Family Dental Group located in Fishkill.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (845) 764-9315
Fax: (845) 440-7609
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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