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
The staff was friendly and made you feel comfortable. Overall I had an awesome experience.
Gwendolyn B.
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
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.
Dr. Patel was absolutely amazing. Very caring and patient. Fast results. His assistants take the time to listen and cares. They really about their patients. If I ever need a dentist again I will most […]
Sophia F.
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.
Dr. Friedman and Jessica did a great job straightening my teeth with the invisalign treatment. I am very happy with the results and Dr. Friedman is very attentive to his patients. Thank you.
Dan E.
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.
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.
Great Customer Service… =)
Rebecca D.
Wonderful Staff. Very good Doctor . Very clean.
Noel A.
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
I initially went here because my regular dentist doesn’t do root canals for some reason. Been there 3 times now for a painless and effective root canal by Dr. Stein, a thorough check up and […]
Phil G.
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.
Swift to assess the problem: quick, concise, and sure with the fix, and immediate care to address the blown-out molar. Amazing, really; and minimal to zero pain! Impressed with high level of […]
Anonymous
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.
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.
my whole family enjoyed the experience! the assistant Jessica J was very pleasant & helpful :))
Jordan W.
I loved the service and treatment that I received a the facility/clinic of the Family Dental Group located in Fishkill.
Michael G.
Dr. Brown was excellent. Very knowledgeable and patient in explaining everything.
Devin D.
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