Emergency Dental

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Dental emergencies can be a scary experience, which is why you want to make sure that you’re in good hands when they occur. At LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, New York, you can receive exceptional emergency dental care. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office immediately for effective, experienced, and urgent care. You can also request non-emergency appointments online.

Emergency Dental Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is geared towards treating oral health situations that require urgent and immediate attention. Patients typically come in for emergency care when they’re dealing with swelling, pain, trauma, or infection.

LaSante Health Center is available for emergency care on a daily basis so you can get the care you need when it’s needed most. 

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

Some examples of dental conditions that might require emergency dental care include:

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Tooth pain
  • Loose permanent tooth or crown
  • Missing crown or filling
  • Tooth infection
  • Tear or laceration on your child’s lips
  • Swelling in your child’s gums, tongue, or cheeks

If you’re unsure of whether you or your child is experiencing a dental emergency, call LaSante Health Center immediately and consult with a professional. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to oral health.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you or your child is experiencing a dental emergency, try to get to LaSante Health Center as soon as possible, ideally within 30 minutes of the emergency. Getting treatment sooner rather than later could make a difference in your provider’s ability to save your or your child’s tooth.

If your child has knocked out their tooth, try to find the missing tooth. When holding the tooth, only touch it by the crown (the top part). It’s important to never touch the tooth by its roots. Rinse the tooth under warm water, and have your child rinse their mouth with warm water, as well.

If possible, adults should try to reinsert the tooth into the socket. If you can get it back in, gently bite down on it to keep it in place until you get to the office. If you’re unable to get it back in its socket, you can keep it in a glass of milk or saliva to prevent the roots from drying out.

If you think you or your child is experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call LaSante Health Center. You can also request non-emergency appointments using the online scheduling feature.