Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Bensonhurst/Mapleton, Brooklyn, NY

Seek emergency dentistry if you break a permanent tooth or bite your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding. At Dental Arts of Brooklyn with an office in the Bensonhurst and Mapleton neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, general dentist Jason Liem, DDS, and his team offer same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. Call the nearest office today and request emergency dental care for yourself or your child or book online.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate treatment for potentially serious issues, like knocked-out teeth or damaged dental restorations. If you or a loved one need emergency treatment, stay calm but act quickly. Call the nearest Dental Arts of Brooklyn office or walk in during normal business hours.

What types of issues can emergency dentistry treat?

At Dental Arts of Brooklyn, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Damaged orthodontic appliances
  • Cuts or lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Loose teeth

You might also benefit from emergency dental care if you get something stuck between your teeth, like a toothpick. 

What if I have an emergency situation?

If you need emergency dental care, the steps you take depend on the underlying issue. Dental Arts of Brooklyn has some basic recommendations for several common situations, including:

Knocked out tooth

Pick up the tooth and rinse it in tap water. Then, put your tooth back in its socket. If it won’t stay put, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Making it to the nearest office within an hour can help preserve your tooth and restore your smile.

Damaged dental restoration

Pick up the pieces of your restoration and put them in a plastic sandwich bag or a piece of foil. Avoid eating anything until you visit the team at Dental Arts of Brooklyn for an oral exam.

Severe toothache

If you have a severe toothache, try rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater. Saltwater is a natural antibacterial, so it may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. If your symptoms continue or worsen, visit the nearest office during normal hours.

No matter your emergency, the Dental Arts of Brooklyn team can help you feel better.

Can dental emergencies be prevented?

There’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely, but you can reduce your risk by practicing good oral hygiene. 

The team at Dental Arts of Brooklyn recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist every six months for an oral exam and preventive teeth cleaning.

To protect your teeth and gums from damage, wear a mouthguard when playing sports and avoid bad habits like nail-biting and chewing on ice.

Call the nearest Dental Arts of Brooklyn office today for emergency dentistry or click the online booking tool.