Our dentists can help you with various dental emergencies. Here’s a list of the most severe ones, but you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us even if your problem is not on the list. We are at your service 24/7 and we are happy to get you out of trouble with all dental emergencies, including the following:
A toothache is usually caused by a cavity or by an infection. It can also be caused by an inflamed nerve ending. If your toothache is very bad, all you can do is rinse your mouth with some mouthwash, floss gently to remove all food debris that may be stuck between your teeth and call our emergency service. Don’t apply any painkiller locally, because it can be dangerous for your gums.
If you can retrieve the chipped piece, do it. Rinse it well with water. Rinse your mouth as well. If you bleed, apply a gauge for a few minutes or until the bleeding stops. This is an emergency situation, so you should call a dentist immediately.
Objects Stuck Between Your Teeth
All you can do is to try removing the object by flossing. If you don’t succeed, don’t be persistent. Never use sharp objects such as scissors, needles or tweezers, because you may hurt your gums. This is a dental emergency, so call a dentist right away.
This is probably one of the most serious dental emergencies. If you get to a dentist’s office with your tooth within one hour, it is possible to have it reattached. Don’t scrub the tooth and don’t try to push it back into its socket. Just rinse it with warm water and call an emergency dentist immediately.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
This situation is less severe than the previously described one, but it still needs an emergency procedure. If you have pains, apply some cold compresses outside your mouth and take a light painkiller. Don’t try to move your tooth, because you risk to pull it off completely.
Abscesses are infections that attack the root of the tooth. They represent a very big hazard for your health, as there’s a high risk of the infection spreading into your body. Besides, they are extremely painful, so you won’t be able to endure that for too long before calling a dental emergency service. Actually, an abscess can be detected before it becomes an emergency. Contact a dentist in case you notice an unusual swelling on your gum, especially if it looks like a pimple.
Lost or Loose Filling
If it hurts you, you can fill it with some chewing gum before reaching a dentist’s office. It is an emergency, so don’t ignore it.
Lost or Broken Crown
If you can find the crown, take it and rinse it with some water. You can try to put it back in its place, but you need to make sure it stays, because there’s a risk you swallow it in a moment of distraction. You can use a denture adhesive to make it stick, but you shouldn’t wait too long before seeing a dentist. We are happy to help you get your crown fixed again, so you can contact us for an appointment with one of our dentists.
Soft Tissue Injuries
If you hurt your cheeks, tongue, gums or lips, it is possible that you bleed quite a lot. Try to stop your bleeding with a moistened compress. If it doesn’t stop, you need to contact a dental emergency service.
Broken Braces or Wires
If you wear braces, you need to be very careful with what foods you eat and how hard you bite. However, accidents can happen. If you notice your braces or the wires that hold them together broke, you can try to reposition the end into a more comfortable position until you reach a dentist’s office. If the wire pokes your cheeks, cover its end with a cotton ball and contact a dental emergency service immediately.
Experienced Emergency Dentists in Brooklyn, NY
Our Brooklyn dentists have many years of experience with all types of dental emergencies, so don’t hesitate to contact us for any problem you may have.
We are available to Kings County residents from all of Brooklyn’s many areas and neighborhoods, including:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, East New York, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Borough Park, Kensington, Midwood, Flatbush, Canarsie, Sea Gate, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Greenpoint, Gravesend, Homecrest, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Red Hook.