Emergency Care

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t panic. Instead, reach out to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights for a same-day appointment. Emergency dental care with Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights can make a critical difference when it comes to saving your teeth. To schedule your appointment with the team, call the office in Brooklyn Heights, New York, to inquire about same-day appointments or use the online booking tool today.

Brooklyn Office Phone Number (718) 875-9424

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What does emergency dental care involve?

The emergency dental care services at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights include treatment for:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Swelling of the gums, mouth, or gums
  • Face or mouth injuries
  • Severe oral infections
  • Abscesses

The practice makes your emergency a priority during office hours and will do everything possible to get you in for a same-day appointment. If you experience an after-hours emergency, call and follow the provided instructions. If your emergency cannot wait, don’t hesitate to visit an emergency room or urgent care practice.

Can I save a knocked-out tooth?

If you act quickly, you can often save a knocked-out tooth. To give yourself the best shot at doing so, immediately seek emergency care and follow these steps as you wait to go to the office:

Pick up the tooth by the crown

First, pick up the tooth by the crown, not the roots. If it’s dirty, run it under water, but don’t scrub it, as you could accidentally remove attached tissue fragments.

Store the tooth

On your way to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, you need to store your tooth properly to keep it viable. You can do this either by sticking it back in the tooth socket, holding it between your teeth and gums, or placing it in a small glass of milk. In a pinch, you can also place it in a small container of water with just a touch of salt.

If you put your tooth back in your mouth, make sure it’s facing the right way, and don’t force it.

If you get to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights for emergency care within 30 minutes to an hour, and you’ve kept the tooth moist, you have a good chance of saving it.

How should I care for other dental emergencies?

If you have significant swelling from a soft tissue injury, hold a cold compress to the outside of your mouth for 20 minutes at a time until you can get to the office for care.

For excessive bleeding, hold gauze to the site with pressure to try to stop the flow. If you have an abscess, rinse your mouth with salt water and use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek to help ease discomfort. 

The team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights is trained and experienced in emergency dental care. They are ready to rise to the occasion for you, no matter your dental emergency. 

To get in immediately or within the day, call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or reach out via the online booking tool.