Emergency Dental Services

Emergency Dental Services Rochester NY

Emergency Dental Services

A dental emergency can occur unexpectedly, any time or anywhere. Many dental emergencies involve not just the tooth but supporting structures of the oral cavity (gums and/or tooth root) as well. A periodontal specialist is best qualified to address these injuries. Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester is committed to your safety by providing emergency dental services.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any condition involving the mouth that requires urgent attention. It can occur following a traumatic event or without any obvious cause. The ability to identify when to seek help is critical in ensuring a good outcome for your oral health.

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Common Dental Emergencies

Common Dental Emergencies include (but are not limited to):

Oral Trauma

If you experience severe trauma to the mouth or jaw, even without any immediate pain or signs of concern, it can be wise to seek attention. It is particularly critical to be cautious if you have a dental implant, veneer, or other oral prosthetic. These devices can become dislodged and create problems if not treated correctly. Our periodontal team is highly experienced in dental implant repair.


Wounds to the gums tend to bleed significantly. In the event of an oral wound, rinse the mouth with plain water or dilute saline (saltwater). Apply firm pressure to the source of bleeding for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Should the hemorrhage continue after pressure, seek immediate medical attention. A cold compress (a wrapped ice pack or cold object) placed on the exterior of your face can aid in relieving discomfort and bleeding. Call our office as soon as possible to be seen for periodontal repair.



Sudden or progressive pain can indicate a dental emergency. Begin by rinsing your mouth with warm saline and apply a cold compress to the source of pain to decrease localized inflammation. Over the counter pain medications may alleviate discomfort. Contact our team as soon as possible to schedule an examination. If the pain is unbearable or progresses despite the aforementioned treatments, seek urgent care.


Fractured Tooth

Excessive or even mild force can result in a broken tooth. If possible, collect any tooth fragments. Rinse the oral cavity with water and apply a cold compress to alleviate any swelling or discomfort. Contact us as soon as possible to report the incident and discuss restorative options.


Missing Tooth

Unfortunately, a blunt force or oral trauma can occasionally cause a tooth to become knocked out. If this occurs, retrieve the tooth and clean the root with a gentle water stream (avoid touching the root itself). It is imperative to keep the tooth root moist. Use saliva or milk to keep the root moist. Phone our office immediately and seek medical attention. A professional should return an avulsed tooth to the socket as soon as possible.

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Contact our office for your routine or emergency periodontal needs.

Qualifications of a Good Emergency Dentist in Rochester NY


Special Training

Experience is important when selecting an emergency dental professional. Our team has immense training in routine and emergency periodontal care. Dr. Zahavi is board-certified in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics, allowing him to provide comprehensive care to his patients.

Surgical Skills

Many dental emergencies require surgical restoration. Our doctors have exceptional surgical skills based both on clinical experience and specialized training. Although your safety is our top priority, we understand that aesthetics may also be valuable to you. It is, therefore, important to us. We take utmost care in providing you with natural-looking repair and restoration.

Sedation and Anesthetic Options

Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester offers various options to keep you comfortable throughout any dental emergency procedure. We work with a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist to administer sedation if required. From local anesthetic to IV sedation, we are committed to your comfort. If you have any concerns regarding sedation options, our team is happy to discuss these with you.

What Should I Do If I Need Emergency Dental Services?

In the event of a dental emergency, it is crucial to remain calm. If you are in extreme discomfort or experience persistent bleeding, seek immediate medical attention. Should your dental emergency occur during our office hours, we invite you to call and promptly speak with a team member. Our experienced periodontal staff is available to discuss your concerns and recommend the best emergency dental service options for you. Contact our office for your routine or emergency periodontal needs. 585-685-2005

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