Emergency Dentist - Greenpoint

Dental problems don’t always happen during regularly scheduled office hours. At our practice we understand that tooth pain and oral injuries can occur at any time, be it over the weekend or smack in the middle of the night. That’s why we tell our patients that when dental emergencies arise, they shouldn’t hesitate to give us a call, no matter the hour. We offer emergency dentistry services to address dental issues that simply can’t wait.

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For over 20 years, we have provided emergency dentist services including toothache pain relief, emergency tooth extractions, denture repair, broken tooth procedures, and sports injury treatment are provided by experienced professionals.

If you have experienced dental trauma or any tooth pain that is sudden and persists, call our practice and we will treat your emergency with the care you deserve. At our practice you will receive the best treatment that an emergency dentist  has to offer!

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RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS

Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations that are beautiful and add strength to weakened teeth.

Emergency Dentist - Greenpoint

 

If you are looking for an emergency dentist for toothache, broken teeth, sports injuries, emergency extractions and denture repair.


Our practice provides expert emergency dental care when you have a dental problem causing bleeding, swelling and pain. Our team keeps open slots during the day for dental emergencies  with a facility that is fully equipped to handle simple or complicated problems.


If you have experienced dental trauma or any tooth pain that is sudden and persists, and you are looking for an emergency dentist in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn or surrounding area of Williamsburg,  we will treat your emergency with the care you deserve. At our practice you will receive the best treatment for an emergency dentist in the Greenpoint area.

READ BELOW WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF A DENTAL EMERGENCY

Few things are more unexpected or scarier than something coming loose in your mouth. Dental emergencies are often painful, and almost always require prompt treatment to help you feel better and maintain your oral health. If you experience severe pain, make an appointment with the dentist as quickly as possible—the pain caused by dental emergencies usually gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.


How to Deal with Dental Emergencies


Obviously, this is information that we hope you never need to use. But if you find yourself in one of these scenarios, follow the guidelines for the greatest chance at a swift, full recovery.


Avulsed Tooth (Knocked Out Tooth)

If a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth, it is essential to see a dentist immediately. Tissues, nerves, and blood vessels become damaged almost immediately, but if the tooth can be placed back into its socket within the hour, there is a chance the tissues will grow to support it again.


Call your dentist to let them know you’re on the way. Carefully pick up the tooth by the crown—the top. Be careful not to touch the root. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket; if that is difficult, tuck it into the cheek pouch. If neither of those options work, put it into a cup of milk, saliva, or water, as a last resort. It’s important to keep the tooth from drying out as you get to the dentist. The dentist will try to replace the tooth in its natural socket. It may reattach, or you may need a root canal if the inner mechanisms of the teeth are seriously damaged.


Lost Filling or Crown

Usually, if a crown or filling comes loose while eating, it may leave the affected tooth incredibly sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. The most common cause of crowns coming loose is decay underneath, causing the tooth to change shape so that the crown no longer fits.


If the crown has dropped out of the mouth, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Keep the crown in a cool, safe place, as the dentist may be able to reinsert it. If it is out of the mouth for too long, the teeth may shift or sustain further damage.


When you cannot access a dentist, clean the crown and affix it with an over the counter dental cement, available at a local pharmacy. If the crown is lost, smear the top of the tooth with dental cement to alleviate discomfort. Do not use any kind of glue to affix the crown. The dentist will check to see if the crown still fits, at which point he or she will reattach it or treat decay and order a new crown.


Cracked or Broken Teeth
Teeth are strong, but they still can fracture, crack, or break. These can be painless, but if a crack extends into the root, you may have excruciating pain. Trauma, grinding, and biting are common causes of cracks and breaks, and you must see a dentist as quickly as possible.
If a segment of tooth has broken off, call your dentist and then rinse the tooth fragment and the mouth with lukewarm water. If there is bleeding, apply gauze to the area for ten minutes. Place a cold, damp towel on the cheek to minimize swelling and pain. If you can’t see the dentist immediately, cover the affected area with over-the-counter dental cement and take a non prescriptionl pain reliever.


The nature of the fracture or break will determine what the dentist is able to do. If it extends to the root, root canal therapy may be the only way to save the tooth.


Dislodged/Loose Teeth
When a tooth has been dislodged or loosened from its socket, but not removed, it might be possible to save it. Call the dentist immediately—if the tooth remains in the mouth and attached to the blood vessels and nerves, there is a good chance you won’t need a root canal. Use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain until the dentist can reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it. If the tooth fails to heal, root canal therapy may be required.
The first step in any dental emergency is to contact your dentist and follow his or her instructions. The sooner you can see a dentist, the better your oral health will be.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth are known for causing problems rather than bringing wisdom. These third molars, located near the entrance to the throat, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. They generally appear between ages 17 and 25, a traditional time of increased maturity or “wisdom,” though now they tend to just generate stress.
In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth doesn’t allow the tooth to fully erupt and become functional. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted—stuck—in an undesirable or potentially harmful position, which can lead to infection, damage to other teeth, or possibly cysts or tumors.


Impaction
Soft tissue impaction occurs when the upper portion of the tooth, known as the crown, penetrates the bone but not the gum. It’s difficult to keep the area clean, and food trapped below the gum can cause infection and decay. Partial bony impaction is when the tooth has not fully emerged from the bone, frequently leading to painful, swollen infections. Complete bony impaction is the term for a tooth completely encased by jawbone, which requires more complex removal techniques.


Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, but they are the common cause of pain, swelling, decay, or infection, and therefore are generally best taken out. Even if there are no active symptoms, wisdom teeth can lead to serious issues. The second molars, next to the wisdom teeth, are liable to decay or periodontal disease from impacted wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth themselves may become infected or even diseased.


Wisdom Teeth Examination
As with any dental procedure, your dentist will thoroughly examine your wisdom teeth, using panoramic or digital x-rays to achieve a full understanding of the teeth’s placement. Early evaluation and treatment, typically in the mid-teen years, is recommended in order to identify potential problems. After a thorough examination, your dentist can provide you with the best options for your particular case.


Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist in an office surgery suite. The surgery does not require an overnight stay, and you’ll be released with post-operative instructions and medication to help manage any swelling or discomfort.

Typically Greenpoint and Williamsburg dentists will not provide 24 hour emergency dentist services. They will only treat you during normal business hours. At our practice although we do not offer 24 hour we can still usually schedule you for same day appointments.

Greenpoint Emergency Dentist – Your Dental Emergency is NOW Our TOP Priority! Call 646-237-1915 for emergency assistance.