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Emergency Dentistry

Brooklyn City Dental

Cosmetic and General Dentists & Endodontists located in Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY

If a dental emergency like a broken tooth, lost filling, or broken dentures have you grimacing in pain, Brooklyn City Dental, located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, is here to help. Sofiya Shimonova, AGNP, and Nancy Aft, DDS, provide immediate emergency dentistry treatment in situations where you need relief fast. Book your appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry care addresses urgent problems involving your teeth, gums, jaw, or other aspects of your oral health. When it comes to dental emergencies, there's a direct correlation between fast treatment and excellent outcomes. For this reason, Brooklyn City Dental offers emergency dentistry.

When might I need emergency dentistry?

The simplest way to know whether you have a dental emergency is to assess whether the problem can wait until the next regular business day. If not, you need care right now. A few situations are pretty clear-cut dental emergencies, including:

  • Severe sudden pain
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Very loose adult tooth
  • Tooth out of alignment
  • Traumatic injury involving your mouth
  • Broken tooth
  • Severe tooth crack
  • Object stuck in your teeth
  • Oral bleeding that won't stop
  • Severe swelling anywhere in your mouth
  • Abscess (prominent bump on your gums)
  • Lost or broken filling
  • Lost or broken crown
  • Broken dentures

These situations are emergencies because they can all compromise your normal function — and, in many cases, these issues may lead to infection and tooth loss if untreated. 

What should I do when I need emergency dentistry?

If you need emergency dental care, call Brooklyn City Dental immediately. In most cases, same-day appointments are available. If you're in pain, apply an ice pack lightly to your jaw or mouth where it hurts. Don't touch, prod, or pick at your teeth, as you could easily make the situation worse. 

If you have a knocked-out tooth, rinse it off (no soap) and gently return it to its proper spot in your mouth. Doing so within five minutes gives you the highest chance of saving the tooth when combined with emergency dental care. 

If you can't restore the tooth to the socket, store it in a glass of regular milk until you get to Brooklyn City Dental. As long as you get medical care within 60 minutes, you still have an excellent chance of successful tooth reimplantation. 

Brooklyn City Dental handles all types of dental emergencies, so don't delay in seeking help when you need it. Reach out by phone or through the online scheduler. 


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