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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Brooklyn City Dental

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

When you have an urgent issue like a broken tooth, tooth abscess, or knocked-out tooth, you need emergency dentistry immediately. At the two Brooklyn City Dental offices in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the team of highly trained experts offers urgent dental care during all their business hours. That includes weekday hours until 7pm and weekend hours, too. If you need dental attention now, use online booking or call either New York City office and a member of the team will help you see a dentist right away.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on urgent dental situations of all types. The emergency dentistry team at Brooklyn City Dental treats the teeth, gums, and oral health problems that happen unexpectedly. Emergency dentistry services are available during all business hours through the week and on the weekends. 

When do I need emergency dentistry?

If you have a tooth or oral tissue issue that can't wait for the next business day, it's an emergency. Some common dental emergencies include: 

  • Broken tooth (tooth fracture)
  • Tooth avulsion (knocked-out tooth)
  • Loose adult tooth
  • Sudden tooth pain
  • Steady mouth bleeding 
  • Severe swelling in gums

Emergency care is important in these situations, as leaving a serious problem untreated can lead to infection and other major complications. 

Certain situations, such as jawbone fracture, jawbone dislocation, or deep facial laceration, may require a visit to the emergency room instead of emergency dentistry. 

If you’re unsure whether you have a dental emergency or need to go to the emergency room, call Brooklyn City Dental for guidance. 

What should I do in a dental emergency?

First, handle the immediate issue to the best of your ability. That includes placing light pressure if you’re bleeding or applying an external ice pack if you’re in pain. 

For a knocked-out tooth, pick up the tooth (touching only the crown). Rinse it in cool water, and then place the tooth back in the socket. If you can’t, insert your tooth under your tongue and hold it in place there. Alternatively, keep it in a glass of cow’s milk.

Contact Brooklyn City Dental when you're on the way to the office so the team can prepare for your arrival. The dedicated team handles dental emergencies case-by-case. 

When you’re in pain or dealing with tooth trauma, the team can book an appointment for you right away. The team leaves space in the daily schedule to deal with dental emergencies, allowing them to respond as quickly as possible. 

There’s no reason to wait when you have a dental emergency. Brooklyn City Dental offers convenient and comprehensive emergency dentistry. Call the office or click on the online scheduler to schedule an appointment.