Emergency dentist – Flatiron

Emergency Dentistry Services in the Flatiron Area

If you are looking for an emergency dentist in the Flatiron area then we are located at 255 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 near the corner of 8th avenue and 23rd street. Dr. Elena Johnston has treated many patients for dental emergencies, from broken and chipped teeth to knocked out teeth, toothache and jaw pain. She understands that dental emergencies can arise unexpectedly, causing discomfort and concern.

At our practice, we prioritize your urgent dental needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re experiencing pain or require immediate attention. Our dedicated team is committed to accommodating emergency cases and aims to provide same-day appointments whenever possible.


Our Approach to Emergency Dental Care

When you visit our office, Dr. Johnston will conduct a swift yet comprehensive assessment to determine the nature of your emergency. Our primary focus is to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Depending on the situation, we strive to address the underlying issue during your initial visit to ensure effective treatment.

Helpful Tips for Managing Dental Emergencies

In the event of a dental emergency, here are some temporary measures you can take before your appointment:

  • Knocked-out tooth: Keep the tooth moist and try to reinsert it into the socket if possible. Alternatively, store it in milk or saliva until you can see us.
  • Broken tooth: Save any broken pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
  • Cracked tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to alleviate swelling.
  • Lost filling: Temporarily seal the cavity with sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement.
  • Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any debris. Apply a cold compress if swelling occurs.
  • Dental abscess: Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution to help reduce pain and swelling.
  • Loose crown: Attempt to reattach the crown using denture adhesive or toothpaste. Bring it with you to your appointment if you’re unable to secure it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dental Care

Why is emergency dental care necessary?

Dental emergencies may require immediate attention to prevent further complications, alleviate pain, and preserve oral health.

Why can’t I go to the hospital for emergency dentistry?

Hospitals are typically unequipped to provide comprehensive dental care. Seeking treatment from an emergency dentist ensures prompt and specialized care tailored to your dental needs.

How can I avoid a dental emergency?

Taking preventive measures such as wearing a mouthguard during sports and avoiding habits that may damage your teeth can help reduce the risk of dental emergencies.

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

During your visit, Dr. Johnston will assess your condition, conduct any necessary examinations or X-rays, and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your dental emergency effectively.

At Shine Dentistry, we prioritize your dental health and well-being. Contact us immediately for prompt and reliable emergency dental care services at 212-242-5344 with Dr. Elena Johnston.



Call or Text 212-242-5344

Practice Entrance:
255 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Mailing Address:
250 W. 24th Street, Unit 1FW New York, NY 10011

Hours: Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 8AM-4PM
Wednesdays: 8AM-4PM
Thursdays: 10AM-5PM
Fridays: 8AM-2PM