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No emergency situation happens at a convenient time, and almost all emergencies are stressful situations. Dental emergencies are no different, but knowing how to handle a dental emergency should one arise can help you or a family member receive the proper treatment and have the best chance at full restoration. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone become familiar with what to do in a dental emergency so that the best outcomes can be achieved.

The most dreaded dental emergency is a knocked out tooth. It is extremely important to know what to do if this happens to you or a family member. Handling this type of emergency immediately is very critical. The first thing to do is to try to find the tooth. Once you find the tooth, hold it by the crown and rinse the root of the tooth in slow, running water. If it is dirty, do not try to scrub it off because you can do irreparable damage to the inner tissues of the tooth. If it is not too dirty or you have rinsed it off, try to gently place the tooth back in its socket, without using force. If it does not go back in place, simply store it in a cup of milk and seek immediate attention.

A broken tooth also needs immediate dental attention. If it is possible, find the part of the tooth that was broken off, rinse it with slow, running water, and store it in a cup of milk. There can be swelling associated with a broken tooth, if there is simply apply a cold compress to the area until you are seen by your dentist.

Any type of jaw injury or facial fracture needs immediate attention. The upper and lower jawbones hold the teeth securely in place, and when there is any type of damage in the facial bone structure, the integrity of the teeth is compromised. All jaw injuries need immediate evaluation by your dentist.

Toothaches are often not viewed as dental emergencies. However, they should be. Many people finally go visit the dentist only when a toothache has become unbearable. However, this is a costly mistake. Most toothaches are the first signal that there is an issue within the mouth. With quick attention, most of these issues can be treated and corrected in a fast and less expensive manner. However, when toothaches are allowed to continue to the point of severe pain, there is often irreversible damage and expensive treatment is necessary. If you have any type of pain in your mouth, call your dentist right away.

At Group Health Dental we are here to help patients with all of their dental emergency needs. As with all types of emergencies, dental emergencies have a better chance at being fully restored when they are addressed as quickly as possible. Dental emergencies are often scary, painful, and stressful situations for people of all ages. Group Health Dental is here to provide expert care, compassion, and pain free treatment for your dental emergency. Call us with any of your dental needs.

Posted on behalf of Group Health Dental

230 W 41st St, Second Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 398-9690


Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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