Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Emergency Dentists in Abington

We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (215) 310-5826.

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (215) 310-5826

No one plans a dental emergency. An excruciating toothache or broken crown can destroy your plans and leave you desperately seeking help. Neglecting to treat a sudden dental problem could lead to complications, so knowing where to find emergency dental care is critical.

Where to Find an Emergency Dentist

How do I find emergency dental care near me?

There’s no need to wait or suffer. Getting the emergency dental care that you need is easier than you think. Our emergency dentists in Abington help patients get relief from their pain and other symptoms during office hours. Simply contact our emergency dental office during regular office hours to schedule an emergency appointment. Our competent and highly trained emergency dentists will evaluate and treat your dental problem and determine if it needs further investigation or treatment to prevent it from recurring. Whenever possible, we’ll see you within the same day so that you can get fast pain relief.

Definition of Emergency Dental Services

Emergency dental services refer to procedures needed to resolve dental problems that occur unexpectedly. In many cases, these must be addressed immediately to relieve pain or prevent further risk or damage to a patient’s overall dental health. The following are examples of urgent dental care services that our office provides.

  • Management of toothache pain and pressure from tooth decay, injury or infection
  • Emergency tooth extractions
  • Emergency tooth repairs for chips, fractures and cracks
  • Treatment for swelling and pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth
  • Restoration of damaged or missing fillings and crowns
  • Treatment of pain associated with broken orthodontic brackets and displaced wires
  • Treatment for dental infections

When to Seek Emergency Dental Treatment?

When do I need to find emergency dental care near me?

The following conditions are commonly treated in our emergency dental care office.

Broken or Fractured Teeth

If your tooth becomes fractured or broken, call us immediately to schedule treatment. Delaying treatment can increase your risk of additional damage or infection. If your tooth has a sharp edge, use dental wax to protect your lips and tongue until you can obtain professional care.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Emergency dentists can sometimes reimplant a knocked-out tooth if you care for it properly and obtain treatment immediately. Gather any broken tooth fragments and rinse them using clean, lukewarm water. Be sure to only grasp your tooth by the crown. Call us immediately for more instructions.

Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure

Severe tooth pain and pressure can be caused by a number of common dental problems. Never ignore a toothache that occurs alongside other symptoms such as fever, swelling or ear pain.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and it’s usually not an emergency. However, if sensitivity develops suddenly or you notice an unusual increase in symptoms, an infection or a tooth injury may be the underlying cause. Seek urgent dental care for severe and unusual sensitivity to temperature.

Dental Decay or Cavities

Over time, decay leads to large cavities that expose the tooth root and nerve and cause toothaches and fractures. Our emergency dentists relieve severe tooth pain and determine how the cavity should be treated.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is always a reason to visit our emergency dental office. If left untreated, this serious infection can have a negative impact on both your dental and general health. Signs of an abscess include severe tooth pain, sensitivity, swollen glands, bad breath, visible drainage from a sore, facial or gum swelling and fever.

Lost or Loose Dental Fillings

If a filling falls out or becomes loose, you may experience pain and sensitivity, and the affected tooth will be more likely to deteriorate. Protect your vulnerable tooth by scheduling treatment as soon as possible.

Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations

Although it may seem like a cosmetic problem, a broken or missing crown or bridge leaves your teeth at high risk for decay and structural damage. Let our emergency dentists provide a short-term or long-term replacement to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Orthodontic Pain or Injuries

When orthodontic appliances break or malfunction, pain and injury may occur. If broken brackets or wayward wires cause you misery, we can stabilize your braces and help prevent further problems.

Enamel Worn by Tooth Grinding

Teeth grinding is an unconscious habit that may cause destruction of the outer layer of tooth enamel. We can protect and reinforce your enamel and avert further deterioration by offering tools that help control your grinding behaviors.

Sinus Pressure

A complex relationship between your teeth and sinuses can make symptoms confusing. If you experience unexplained sinus pressure, it’s important to examine possible connections to your dental health. Our emergency dentists can help determine if your sinus symptoms are caused by a dental problem such as impacted teeth or a hidden infection.

What to Do When Serious Problems Strike

I’m experiencing severe symptoms that may be serious. Should I seek an emergency dental office near me or go to a hospital?

Some emergencies can be serious or even life-threatening. In these cases, emergency dentists in Abington lack the proper equipment to administer treatment. If you experience severe swelling of your face or gum tissues, uncontrollable bleeding or injuries to your head, jaw or face, visit your local emergency room or call 911 for immediate medical assistance.

What Does Treatment for a Typical Dental Emergency Cost?

Because every condition requires different tests and treatments, it’s impossible to provide an average cost of emergency dental care. Our affordable emergency dentists accept most dental insurance plans and credit card payments. If you’re uninsured, flexible financing options and our DentRite® discount plan is also available. DentRite® isn’t dental insurance; it’s a discount dental plan that offers great savings on your exams, cleanings and major dental procedures. All applicants are accepted, and your family members are covered by your membership. Contact us for more specific details.

If I have a serious emergency at night or during the weekend, should I wait for an emergency dental office near me to open?

Although treating minor symptoms can sometimes be postponed, don’t risk your dental or general health by delaying treatment for a serious problem. If you experience severe pain or alarming symptoms, visit an emergency room, or call 911 for immediate assistance. For emergencies that occur during office hours, contact us to schedule a visit with one of our emergency dentists in Abington.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (215) 310-5826
Fax: (215) 659-9419
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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