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
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Excellent care
Irma K.
Lili the hygienist was so sweet to my daughter!!!!
Michelle M.
Great staff!!!! My kids are VERY comfortable coming here Dr.Brown is awesome with kids, I love bringing my children here.
Josbeltys P.
I was expecting an hour wait while our daughter had surgery, but 25-30 minutes later she was done with part 1 of her treatment. Very impressed with Dr Gelbart and team!
Celina S.
In an expression of utmost gratitude I would like to thank Dr. Gelbart & his amazing staff for their contribution to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. A donation of nearly 1000 toothbrushes […]
Vivo L.
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.
Had dental implants installed with a great staff who work together. I was frightened but the Doctor Gelnart and staff where the best.
Minnie T.
My daughter had an 4:30 appointment,That’s the last appointment of the day and the staff was very friendly and took there time with her love the staff Tiffany was so nice and Star did her cleaning […]
Jazzy C.
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.
They have a friendly and helpful staff. They put my mind at ease about my three extractions.
Ian-William F.
Dr Kesselman was excellent. Did a root canal for my wife. He was caring and thoughtful to our needs and concerns.
Zhen L.
Prompt, professional, & pleasant.
Natalie G.
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.
This office was very clean, the staff were very professional and helpful, and the entire experience was a pleasure. That doesn’t happen often when thinking of a dentist appointment. I have found my […]
Alycia T.
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.
Great dental work and Dentist
Monique L.
My girls go every 6 months to get a cleaning.. We get all 4 kids done and they never give me a hassle about the schedule.. The staff and Dentist are one of a kind
Andrea L.
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.
Always a good experience. The staff is professional and personable. The dentist and dental hygienist were great.
Chanel H.
Excellent. The staff and professionals are very knowledgeable and friendly
Michael S.
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