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Emergency Dentistry – Brooklyn, NY

We’re Ready to Take Your Emergency Call!

It’s obvious that you need to go to the emergency room or see a physician whenever a medical emergency occurs. But where should you turn in case of a dental emergency? Our dentists of course! Our Ralph Avenue Dental Care team is trained and equipped to handle emergency situations. That’s why we suggest saving our number in your mobile phone in case you ever need to contact us right away. Don’t let you or your loved one sit idly by contact us right away for emergency dentistry in Brooklyn!

Why Choose Ralph Avenue Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Dental Specialists Dedicated to Collaborative Approach
  • Happy to Welcome Patients of All Ages
  • Stuck in Pain? Get a Same-Day Appointment

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek

Whether you’re struggling with a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, a lost dental crown, or another dental emergency, we recommend calling our Brooklyn dental office. From there, we can:

  • Schedule a same-day appointment (if necessary): Once we learn more about your dental injury and symptoms, we can determine if you need to come in for treatment the very same day. Since we are open until 6 PM on most days, there is a good chance we will be able to see you right away if needed.
  • Conduct an emergency exam: To assess the severity of your dental injury and determine what the best treatment is, we need to take the necessary X-rays and perform an oral exam. Of course, if you are in pain, then we will also alleviate it at this time so you can stay calm and comfortable throughout your visit.
  • Review the findings: Our Brooklyn emergency dentist will review their findings as well as which treatments they recommend. Then, they will answer any questions you have, create a custom treatment plan, and review the associated costs so there aren’t any unwanted surprises along the way.
  • Provide you with the care you need: Lastly, we will intervene with the care needed to restore the look, health, and function of your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

You should give our dental office a call in most cases after a dental emergency occurs. We can both schedule an appointment with you as soon as possible and give you helpful advice for improving your situation before you arrive. Below, you can find some information on how to deal with the most common emergencies and what to do next to ensure successful treatment.


Chipped Tooth

Cracked Tooth

Sensitivity to Hot & Cold

Knocked-Out Tooth

Lost Filling or Crown

Broken Denture

Loose Tooth

Gums, Lips or Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or Clenching

Something Stuck Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Man in dental chair for emergency dentistry treatment

Are you concerned about what your dental emergency will cost? If you feel tempted to put off your treatment because you think it will save money, we ask that you reconsider. Unlike some medical conditions, teeth do not get better with time. In fact, oral problems have a tendency to get worse the longer you wait. Seeking out treatment is actually the best way to both reduce your cost and discomfort moving forward.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen just about anywhere, even for those who take care of their teeth. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t largely preventable. In order to avoid dental emergencies, you should follow the below recommendations from our Brooklyn dental team:

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Your routine checkups and cleanings play an important role in preventing built-up plaque and tartar. However, that’s not the only reason we recommend coming to our office every six months. These periodic appointments also allow us to conduct a thorough oral exam, checking for oral cancer, tooth decay, loose restorations, gum disease, and other signs of trouble. If we notice anything concerning, then we will bring it to your attention and put a plan in place to fix it right away.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene At Home

In short, if you don’t take good care of your smile, then your teeth and gums will suffer. The good news is that large cavities, advanced gum disease, and other serious oral health problems are largely preventable with a solid oral hygiene regimen in place. So, if you aren’t already, make sure to brush for a full two minutes twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash each evening.

Stick to a Nutritious Diet

As you know, over-indulging in foods and drinks that are packed with added sugar can negatively impact your oral health. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you have to eliminate soda, ice cream, and candy from your diet entirely. Instead, focus on adding lots of nutrient-dense foods to your plate throughout the day! Fresh fruits and cooked vegetables are a great place to start because they are packed with the vitamins your body needs to keep your enamel strong and your gums infection-free.

Wear a Mouthguard

Each year, roughly five million teeth are knocked-out during a sports-related accident. So, if you participate in sports - even a non-contact one – you should wear a mouthguard during practices and games. If you don’t have one, then schedule an appointment with us. From there, we can take impressions of your teeth and have a custom mouthguard made.

Note: If you chronically grind or clench your teeth, then we’ll also provide you with a nightguard to help prevent premature wear, jaw pain, and the like.

Use Tools to Open Packages, Not Your Teeth

Although your teeth are strong and sharp, they shouldn’t be used to remove bottle caps, plastic wrapping, or clothing tags. On a similar note, you shouldn’t chew on pens, cubes of ice, or your fingernails. Your teeth can easily break under the pressure and, if that happens, you should visit our emergency dentist’s office right away.