Emergency Dental Care

Are you suffering from a toothache, wisdom tooth pain, chipped tooth, broken denture, or any other dental emergency?

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At Willoughby Dental we accommodate SAME DAY appointments. We are open from 8am-8pm Monday through Saturday, and 9am-2pm on Sundays. With extended hours, Willoughby Dental is prepared to ease and fix all of your Brooklyn dental emergencies.

We accept most insurance; see our Dental Insurances Accepted page for a list of all accepted policies. We also accept Unions, Straight Medicaid, and interest free financing through Care Credit.

Dr. Trachtenberg has been practicing dentistry in the Downtown Brooklyn area for over 25 years. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. To read more about Dr. Trachtenberg click here

Dental Emergencies

A Brooklyn dental emergency can pop up at any time. The faster you can find relief, the better.

At Willoughby Dental we offer a wide variety of emergency dental services, including:


Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between your teeth. But if your toothache persists, you will need to seek immediate dental care. You should never place an aspirin between your tooth and gums while trying to relieve pain, as this can lead to gum tissue damage.

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Root Canal

Root canals are necessary if the pulp of your tooth, where the live tissues reside, becomes infected. When this occurs, a root canal is necessary in order to clean and remove infected parts of your natural pulp tissues. Specially made dental materials are then used to fill in these spaces, reconstructing your tooth to look and feel like new. Click here to learn more about Toothache Relief.

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Tooth Extraction

If a tooth is too severely damaged to save, a tooth extraction may be necessary. There’s no need to worry, our state of the art dental equipment allows for complete restoration post tooth extraction. At Willoughby Dental, we do all that we can to make the process as comfortable as possible.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot and include, pain, inflammation, and sometimes infection. You do not need your four wisdom teeth to properly bite down, speak or eat. Therefore many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future problems.

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Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth

A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken. First, rinse your mouth of any blood or other debris. Then, in order to keep down swelling, place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. If your tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist. If you cannot locate the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown – not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline solution, or the victim’s own saliva. You will want to keep it in the solution until you arrive at our dentist office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling. If the tooth fracture is minor and the pulp is not severely damaged, the tooth can be sanded and restored.

If your child’s primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel. In some cases, this causes the tooth to easily separate from the gum.

Treatment of an Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a pocket of pus, usually caused by some kind of infection. Such as, bacteria can spread from the root of the tooth to the tissues just below or near the tooth. If your tooth has an abscess, the underlying pulp (your tooth’s soft core) has likely become swollen and infected.

The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, and extends from the crown of the tooth, to the tip of the root, and then down in your jawbone. This is why an abscessed tooth can be an extremely painful condition. In some cases, antibiotics are administered to kill the infection. If antibiotics are ineffective and an abscess is damaging the pulp or lower bony structures, a root canal procedure may be necessary to remove the dead pulp and restore the tooth to its healthy state.

Broken Dentures

Dentures are worn day in and day out, and so while they are made to last a long time, they can incur damage.  Dentures can also crack or break due to improper fit, which offers a very simple solution. The top denture is more likely to have a prosthesis fracture, although bottom dentures can too. In many cases, your dentures can be repaired on the same day as your visit.

Broken Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is often used to support prosthetic teeth, it is made to take on a lot of wear and tear but over time problems can occur. Broken dental bridges often have to do with underlying decay, a problem that will continue to expand without proper action. For miner damage or cracks, bridges can be fixed in-office. If the damage is too severe than broken dental bridges may need to be remade.

Pain Management For Brooklyn Dental Emergencies

Toothaches, oral abscesses, broken teeth and many other dental emergencies can cause you a great deal of pain. Willoughby Dental utilizes a number of pain management tools including, nitrous oxide, laughing gas, and sweet air. We also uncover the ‘root’ of your dental emergency in order to provide instant and long lasting relief. For all Brooklyn Dental Emergencies, we can provide same-day solutions, call us today (718) 690-3142 for the relief you deserve.