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 take both of my boys here that are 4 and 2. I absolutely love them! The dentist is so good with the kids and my kids love going to the dentist! I recommend going here or bringing your kids here.
Dee F.
The dental office is very clean and has a kid friendly atmosphere. The dentist (Dr. Hinkle) and his assistant (Gladys) went above and beyond to make my three kids comfortable.
Carmine G.
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.
You cannot go wrong if Dr. Brown is your dentist! He is absolutely amazing. Patient, kind, and truly wants what is best for the kids he sees. My son is timid and gets nervous easily, but Dr Brown […]
Anonymous
Dr. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
For a person who didn’t like to go to dentist due to the fear and being In embarassed I have to say that ever since I took my daughter for cleaning and talking to Hope the hygienist about my […]
Yadira R.
It was a pleasure to be seen by Dr. Oshman. She made my periodontal disease seem manageable. She educated me on care of my teeth and gums. She was honest and friendly and approachable. She’s a […]
Anonymous
Amazing experience. Lillia, Dr.Atwell, Wendy, and the rest of the staff were simply wonderful. Made a otherwise unpleasant experience of getting cavities filled pleasant by the level of comfort and […]
Jaclyn R.
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.
professional and rewarding experience
John O.
Dr Kesselman was excellent. Did a root canal for my wife. He was caring and thoughtful to our needs and concerns.
Zhen L.
Hope and Renee are 2 of the best hygienists that I have ever had work on my teeth. They take the time to do a GREAT job.
Vincent M.
This was my first visit to Family Dental in Fishkill. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the ladies at the front desk. I filled out the new client paperwork and was taken in the back to see the […]
Anthony C.
Absolutely wonderful experience, every single time! Doctors, hygienists, receptionists, always smiling! Staff genuinely care about their patients and the kid friendly office is warm and relaxing! A+ […]
Melissa G.
The dentist and the whole staff was super nice and helpful! My daughter, who has a fear of doctors, was treated so well and the dentist really kid friendly!
Megan T.
I was seen as soon as I walked in and the level of care was exemplary. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but was quickly put at ease by the professional staff here at Family Dental. Dare I say […]
Michael R.
I was very pleased with my experience at Family Dental Group. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the […]
Anonymous
After moving from Westchester to Orange county it has been a challenge finding a good dentist. I called in urgency for an appointment for my husband. The staff was very knowledgeable, comforting and […]
Zatea T.
I think Lesia is an amazing hygienist. She is very thorough and never causes any pain!
Bernadette S.
I have been to this dental office for about 15 years. I may be a dentist’s best case scenario because of my relatively excellent oral/dental health (or was that a dentist’s worst case […]
Harrison L.
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