Urgent Care Specialist

Lisa Tran, DMD

Endodontist located in New York, NY

Urgent care involves the immediate treatment of specific injuries and conditions that are severe enough to require specialized attention, but not enough for a visit to the emergency room. Dr. Tran and the staff of Lisa D. Tran, DMD offers urgent care services to patients living in the New York City area. If you experience an injury and need urgent dental care, Dr. Tran encourages you to visit her office and receive the attention you need.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is considered urgent care when it comes to dentistry?

When it comes to endodontics and general dentistry, urgent care most likely involves visible damage to your teeth and gums. That can include broken or cracked teeth, as well as teeth that have been knocked out. Immediate and acute pain is also considered to be urgent, especially if it disrupts your eating patterns or causes you to seek medical help.

If you are experiencing extreme pain and visit Dr. Tran's office, she will carefully evaluate your teeth to try and uncover the problem. She has tools at her disposal that offer digital imaging, allowing her to see inside your tooth. With these tools, she can make an accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan.

Can a lost tooth be put back in place?

A tooth that has been knocked out can be put back in the socket if it has been properly cared for, and if you can make it to Dr. Tran's office in approximately 30 minutes. Time is of the essence if a tooth has been lost. Not only does the socket begin to dry out, but the tooth can be irreparably damaged if the root is exposed for any length of time.

If your tooth has been knocked out, it is important only to touch it by the crown. Quickly place it in a small amount of milk and immediately go to Dr. Tran's office. If your tooth settles back into the socket and doesn't show any signs of infection or shifting, Dr. Tran will continue monitoring its recovery to ensure it can remain in place.

When should you forego the dentist and go to the emergency room?

If you have been involved in an accident where the tooth is irreparably damaged, and there is uncontrollable bleeding, your first stop should be the emergency room. While Dr. Tran can correct many things, uncontrolled bleeding can lead to other health conditions that have life-altering consequences. If several teeth have been damaged, the odds are other structures in the mouth have been affected as well, and surgery may be required to make the necessary repairs.

Hospitals have a dental professional on staff who can provide dental care to the emergency or trauma team treats other injuries. If you have any question as to where you should go first, opt for the emergency room.