Emergency Dentistry


If you lose a permanent tooth or damage a crown, emergency dentistry can reduce the risk of additional complications and preserve your smile. At Impressive Dental Care in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Lea Planzos, DMD, MS, Penny Planzos, DMD, MS, and Thomas Planzos, DMD, provide emergency dentistry to people of all ages. If you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry, call the office today or book an appointment online.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day care for dental problems that require prompt treatment. If you wake up with a severe toothache or get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth, visit the emergency dentists at Impressive Dental Care immediately. Making it to the office within an hour of the injury could save your tooth.

What types of problems does emergency dentistry treat?

Impressive Dental Care uses emergency dentistry to treat several problems, among them:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Damaged crowns, bridges, and dentures
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Foreign objects lodged between teeth
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Severe toothaches

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you break your jaw.

Which steps should I take in a dental emergency?

Which steps to take in a dental emergency will depend on the problem. Here are recommendations for three common emergencies:

Loss of a permanent tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth, pick it up and rinse it off in cool tap water. Put the tooth back in its socket. If it won’t stay put, tuck the tooth inside your cheek or put it in a glass of milk. After securing the tooth, call Impressive Dental Care.

Severe toothache

If you develop a severe toothache, take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication and/or rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. If your symptoms continue or get worse, contact Impressive Dental Care.

Damaged dental restoration

If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or a bridge, pick up the pieces and wrap them in foil. Then call Impressive Dental Care. Whenever possible, the providers offer same-day treatment for dental emergencies.

What happens during an emergency dentistry visit?

At Impressive Dental Care, an emergency dentistry visit begins with a review of your dental records and a discussion of your symptoms. Your provider then completes an oral exam and orders X-rays to assess the extent of the damage or decay.

After gathering the necessary information, your Impressive Dental Care provider develops a treatment plan. If you have a toothache, your dentist might recommend root canal therapy or an extraction. If you lose a permanent tooth, your dentist might recommend a fixed bridge or a dental implant.

Emergency dentistry’s goal is to relieve pain, reduce the risk of other complications, and preserve your oral health.

If you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Impressive Dental Care today by calling the office or booking online.