Open for Dental Emergencies

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Herald Square Dental & the Denture Center is open for dental emergencies which means no one should be walking around in pain. As we continue to wait for sheltering orders to be lifted, don’t suffer in silence behind closed doors. Avoiding the dentist when you have an urgent dental need can lead to infections and complications that could gravely endanger your health down the road. Take action to relieve your pain today and schedule an emergency appointment at our NYC office.

Safety Measures at Our Office

Infection control has always been top priority at Herald Square Dental & the Denture Center, and we have updated our office to make sure we meet all standards put forth by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA).

In order to ensure your safety and protection, we’ve made the following changes to our office:

  • We’ve removed all but 7 strategically placed chairs for social distanced seating in our waiting area. They are rarely used because we try to direct patients to our private operatories immediately upon their arrival.
  • We have also constructed shields at our front desks to enhance social distancing and further mitigate any risk of contracting the virus.
  • We have ample space in our large office which helps to provide a safer environment to protect against contracting the coronavirus.
  • Every member of our staff wears excellent PPE. Our team is monitoring and strictly following all safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Patients are given specific appointment times, and we sanitize the patient areas after each visit.
  • We have added sanitation protocols utilizing UVC, Ozone, and hypochlorous acid

Oral Issues That Should Be Dealt with Immediately

Our office is open for dental emergencies, and, put simply, pain is a dental emergency. When you come into our office so that we can relieve your pain, we guarantee that we will take care of every aspect of your treatment in one visit if at all possible. We understand the effort required for come into our office, so we aim to do all we can to eliminate your pain and get to the root of your oral problem within one appointment. Our goal is your safety and comfort.

Urgent dental needs (as defined by the ADA) that necessitate at visit to our office are comprised of, but not limited to, the following:

An Abscess

Severe pain may be an indication of an abscess, a pocket of puss in your tooth or gums caused by a bacterial infection. It is very important that you call us right away if you are experiencing a throbbing

pain that does not go away or swelling in your cheek. Waiting will make things worse and may even lead to an invasive treatment, such as a root canal or extraction. So, if you’re in pain, do not delay. Call our Manhattan office today!

A Broken, Lost, Damaged Denture

It is not uncommon for a denture to be damaged or broken and cause an irritating rub. Thanks to our in-house laboratory, we can easily repair or reline and adjust your denture and relieve your discomfort While-U-Wait. If your denture is loose or ill-fitting, do not put off getting it repaired and relined if you are unable to wear it or it is irritating and causing swelling. Schedule an appointment with us right now.

Dental Trauma

Accidents happen, and when they do, they definitely warrant emergency treatment. If you are injured and incur cracked teeth, crowns or veneers or experience soft tissue trauma, etc, do not force yourself to live with the pain. Putting off treatment could lead to more difficult problems ahead. Come in to see us as soon as possible.

Cracked Tooth

If you suspect you have a cracked tooth, make an appointment with us a soon as possible. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water to keep it clean, and take over-the-counter pain medications to help with any discomfort. Using a cold compress against your cheek will help to reduce swelling. However, we urge you to schedule an appointment with us immediately. You’ve got one set of teeth that need to last a lifetime, so repairing them right away will ensure they last longer. Waiting only increases the odds of permanent damage and tooth loss.


If you are experiencing swelling of any kind in your face, gums, or cheek, call us to set up an evaluation and treatment—all in one visit. There’s no doubt that swelling is no fun and can be an indicator of an underlying issue that ought to be dealt with right away. The good news is that we at Herald Square Dental & the Denture Center are abiding by all CDC guidelines and safety precautions put forward by the ADA. You are in good hands with us. There’s simply no reason to remain in pain.

When You Should Wait

At this time, we are not performing any preventative care or elective dental care which means we cannot see you for your routine cleanings and check-ups. We are constantly working to maintain social distancing and safe patient care so are not providing any form of dental hygiene at this time. We will keep you posted as orders are lifted and we ease cautiously back into regular care. We do miss you and look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, do not hesitate to come in for emergency treatments.

When to Call Us

If you have a toothache or dental pain, swelling, an infection, a broken or cracked tooth that needs a simple repair or a root canal, a broken, cracked, or loose denture that is causing a sore spot and requires an adjustment or is not functional, we are here for you. If insurance is a concern, please refer to our payment and insurance page. We make every effort to provide our patients with the care they need, and we are equipped and ready to put a smile on your face.