Emergency Dentist in Hudson Valley, 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 a location near you

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 dentists at Family Dental Group are ready to help.

If you have a dental emergency, call our office that is nearest you 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.

What are 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 emergency dental appointment at Family Dental Group, the 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.

What Types of Emergency Dental Treatment Are Available?

The type of treatment you require depends on the cause of the problem.

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.

Root canal treatment removes the infected pulp from the tooth, which eliminates the pain and save the natural tooth. Either a general dentist or a root canal specialist called an endodontist will perform the root canal treatment. Then the dentist will cap the tooth with a crown to prevent food particles and bacteria from entering the tooth.

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.

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. Our dentist will discuss the best option for replacing the missing tooth with you.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I’ve been here on multiple occasions in a short period of time and have always had a pleasant experience. Every staff member I’ve crossed paths with has been kind, professional, and efficient. I […]
ERICA V.
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 absolutely love this dental group Dr. Mila, the pediatric dentist and her assistants alway make sure my boys are comfortable and pay special attention to them during their visits. I was always […]
Shanda M.
The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
Professional and pleasant staff. My son’s dentist is amazing!!
Pharaoh W.
Nicole is a wonderful dental hygienist!
Anonymous
I have used many dentists throughout my life, and I find the Family Dental Group to be among the most supportive, gentle, and competent teams I’ve visited.
Anonymous
My experience with Family Dental Group and Dr. Lucchese has been amazing! He truly has been understanding & has done incredible work with me. *My true SMILE has returned because of his wonderful […]
Carla S.
I have been a patient of Family Dental Group Fishkill for about 7 years. I have had dental problems my entire life and have been worked on by numerous dentists. I have never had a better dentist work […]
Joseph R.
I went in on 8/30/17 for an initial consultation. I saw Drs. Oh, Ayuke, and Chernim. I was told all my teeth needed to come out (about 15 that were left). The consultation lasted about 2 hours total […]
James G.
Amazing dentists. Dr Stein & Dr Chernin have done so much amazing work on my teeth (mostly root canals and crowns). I choose to drive 30 minutes to this location to see Dr Chernin rather than go […]
Christine B.
They have a friendly and helpful staff. They put my mind at ease about my three extractions.
Ian-William F.
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.
I live far away and was visiting relatives when I encountered a dental emergency. FDG gave me an immediate appointment and treated me like I had been their patient for decades. This was on a […]
David S.
We love this office, everyone is very polite. My son is 9 and he isn’t afraid of getting a cavity filled…..great Dentist!!!!!!
Pietro D.
Nice office, wonderful and caring staff!!!!! $$
Lisa P.
It was a great experience
Edelmira B.
Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are great! They listen, are so kind and make me feel comfortable.
Grace M.
Very friendly and very accommodating. Love this practice! My kids are especially fond of their peds dentist too!
Vicky K.
Amazing staff ,Very friendly ,very clean my kids love the visit every time .
Gabriella V.
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