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Emergency Dental Care on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Dental West is here for your dental emergency treatment in NYC. Doctors are on call 24/7 and even offer teledentistry appointments in addition to visits at our Upper West Side practice. If you experience a toothache, chipped or broken tooth, or other trauma, please know that you can call us immediately.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Tooth Pain or Toothache

A tooth that is painful may be a signal from your body that something isn’t right. If you have a toothache that is affecting daily activities like eating and talking, this is a good time to contact an emergency dentist. Generally, the cause of a toothache like that won’t get better on its own. Some common causes of toothaches are:

  • cavity
  • abscess, or infection
  • teeth grinding
  • trauma

If you have a toothache in NYC and know or suspect that one of the above applies, give Dental West a call.

Sensitive Teeth

Not quite the same as a toothache, a sensitive tooth is one that hurts when it comes into contact with heat, cold, or pressure/touch. Some people have sensitive teeth as a fact of daily life, but anyone experiencing new, acute sensitivity that lasts longer than a day or two may be having a dental emergency. This could be the result of a cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged tooth. If you’re experiencing acute tooth sensitivity in NYC, call Dental West.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

If you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, call us right away. We’ll get you in to see a dentist quickly and we’ll go over treatment options with you. Whether you need a crown, veneer, or simple bonding, Dental West is here for you.

Dental Trauma

If you’ve fallen, been hit, or run into something and injured your mouth, you may have a dental emergency. Some circumstances, such as facial injury or unconsciousness may call for a trip to the emergency room instead, but some dental-emergency trauma situations may be:

  • severe bleeding of lip, gum, palate, or tongue tissue
  • a broken or badly displaced tooth
  • knocked-out tooth
  • loose permanent tooth
  • jaw fracture

If you have a dental trauma in NYC, know that you should receive care immediately. Give Dental West a call so we can help you get your mouth back to health.

Other Dental Emergencies

Consider calling us immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • broken crown, bridge, or denture
  • filling came out of tooth
  • foreign object (food or otherwise) lodged between teeth or between tooth and gum
  • exposed nerves
  • swelling of soft tissue or jaw
Leora Walter


Leora Walter

March 8, 2024

Dr. Leora Walter is a surgically trained prosthodontist and an elite dentists, with an expertise in cosmetic procedures at Dental West NYC on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.



(212) 580-4520
115 Central Park West
Suite 4
New York, NY 10023
Hours: Monday – Friday / 9am – 5pm
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