Our Staten Island dental office provides emergency dentistry, dental implants, veneers, INVISALIGN, root canals, crowns, smile makeovers and all forms of cosmetic and general dentistry.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Staten Island and we provide emergency dental care for patients with dental emergency that need to see an emergency dentist in Staten Island quickly.
Welcome to Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio  - Providing emergency dental care, dental crowns, INVISALIGN®, ZIRCONIA crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, periodontics and family dentistry.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Staten Island the first thing you must do is remain calm.  If it is not possible to see a dentist  immediately  then you can either wait until the clinic opens  or you must take yourself to the hospital in extreme cases.  Once you have been by one of our dentists they will quickly ascertain the cause of the problem  and will create a treatment regimen  that will take all precautions  needed  in preventing any further trauma.

Our Staten Island dentists at Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio has seen many dental emergencies over the years  and know what to do in almost every case.      

What should you do if you have a dental emergency?

 The following  symptoms  are a dental emergency and  mean that you must see a dentist immediately

Broken Tooth                                                         Failed Root Canal



If you have a broken tooth or failed root canal then it is important that you see a Staten Island  dentist as soon as possible.

These are:

Cracked teeth or chipped tooth
Knocked out (avulsed) tooth
Injury to soft tissue
Dental abscess ( Possible failed root canal or new abscess due to infected root canal.)
Bleeding following dental procedure
Failed root canal
Lost crown or filling

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency  while you're waiting to on of our dentists?

Broken or chipped teeth
If you have broken or chipped teeth  rinse your mouth out with warm water
Knocked out or avulsed tooth

Knocked out tooth
If you have a knocked out tooth  then see if the fragments that have been knocked out for the dentist  place them in a small jar or glass with saliva

Swelling of the Jaw
If you have swelling on the side of your mouth then applying cold compress 

Object stuck between teeth
If you have an object stuck between your teeth and floss gently.  Never apply aspirin  to your gums  and never use metal object to remove objects that may be stuck in your teeth. 


Why you should never ignore pain where you have had a root canal.

Root canals are the most common dental procedure performed in the US today with over 15 million performed each year. They are also the most feared procedure. However this worry is unnecesary. Root canal treatments relieve pain and are not painful. What is painful is if you ignore it. 


If you have previously had a root canal treatment and you are ignoring it then you are it risk of putting yourself in a lot of pain and damaging your tooth and surrounding teeth.


Dr. Steven Cisternas has some very simple advice for patients who may have a failed root canal or a new root canal that has become infected - " For pain where you have had a root canal before it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible. Not doing so means that you could lose that tooth that is infected and damage surrounding teeth.


He is quick to point out that root canals are pretty low-risk procedures if they are performed properly. In our office they are 95% are successful. Failure in a root canal can be due to fractures or re-infections. Save yourself time, pain and money by seeing a Staten Island dentist or endodontist as soon as possible. 




For all dental emergencies call us on 718.698.3384



Emergency dentist in Staten Island, NY

What choose Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio?

At Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio P.C. , we fully understand the urgency in dental emergencies that they all require immediate attention. We treat problems from the  severe to the mild. If you are reading this outwith normal dental hours and the pain is unbearable  you can visit the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Or you can wait until you come to us for your dental emergency. Dr. Steven Cisternas provides treatment for all types of tooth pain and has treated many different dental emergencies for his  patients in Staten Island. 


Here are some helpful tips if you are experiencing a dental emergency: 

  • Lost an Adult Permanent Tooth - Knocked Out - The most important thing to do is keep your avulsed tooth moist until it is re-inserted. If this is not possible place the tooth between your cheek and your gum and keep saliva on it. If this is not possible then place in a glass of milk until you reach the dentist.
  • If you have a  Cracked Tooth - It is important when you have a cracked tooth to rinse out with warm water and then place a cold compress on your cheek.This will  prevent swelling.
  • You have bitten your  Lip or Tongue - In this case it should be  should be gently cleansed with lukewarm water. After add  a cold compress to reduce swelling.
  • Jaw Pain or Tooth Pain – The pain from toothache can be excruciating. Use lukewarm  water to rinse your mouth. Then floss the tooth. This removes any food that may be caught. Never place an  aspirin on the tooth. If you have an object stuck there and the floss will not remove it then  leave it until you get to the dentist. Do not use and sharp objects to remove it. 


Emergency Dental Care in Staten Island - Experiencing toothache? - We are here to help....
It is not surprising that dental emergencies can be prevented if you have regular dental cleanings. This should be done  every six months.

At Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio P.C. we perform all types of dental emergencies including:

Root Canal Treatment and Re-Treatment
Repairing damaged Bridge Work and Broken Crowns
Repairing dental implants that are damaged
Dental Bonding and Cosmetic Dentistry procedures
Same Day Dentures. We also repair  Damaged Dentures
Dentures Realigning
Dental Bonding/Clear Fillings (cosmetic white fillings)
Repair Chipped andBroken Teeth with Dental Bonding
Pain Management
Tooth Extractions ( Dr Victor Terranova is the oral surgeon for anything that Dr. Cisternas feels needs an oral surgeon.)



What to do if you are having a dental emergency:

Swelling in your jaw or an abscess

If a patient is experiencing sore gums or swelling then it is important that you see the dentist immediately. Swollen gums or swelling of the jaw can be a sign of a dental abcess or infection in the jaw. However the only way that we can identify the reason for the swelling is to have a thorough examination by your dentist.

If by chance the abscess in your mouth ruptures you will experience a sudden foul-smelling and foul tasting fluid from the affected area - then wash your mouth out with warm water immediately.

What to do if a patient has a chipped or a broken tooth?

If you have lost the piece of chipped tooth then then dentist can make material that he can use to bond to your teeth that will match the color of your teeth so that nobody will even know that you have chipped in the first place.

If you are looking for an emergency dentist in Staten Island, NY then we are available to help. Please contact our dental clinic by telephone at (718) 698-3384

What are the emergency services we take care of 

Pain Management Services

Root canal treatments/Re-treatments

​Restorative Services for broken or chipped teeth

Fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants

​Braces repair and removal

Dental infections emergency management

Pain free anesthesia

Extractions, oral surgery

​Trauma management

Wisdom teeth infection management and many more.



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Dental Implants in Staten Island  - Learn how dental implants can transform your smile,change your ability to chew and restore your confidence.

The ability to smile confidently and chew with ease whatever foods we like is something many of us take for granted. However, for many people this is an issue as many different dental conditions have given way to tooth loss, bone deterioration and the loss of confidence in their ability to smile.

Luckily we can change this. Dental implants are designed to provide a robust foundation for a patients replacement teeth which allows them to look, function and feel like natural teeth. The difference here is that a patient who has lost their teeth has now regained their ability to eat any food that they. Most patients are surprised how easy they find it to smile as now their teeth look and feel natural and their facial contours have been restored.

Dental Implant Evaluation – Richmond Hill Dental Design Studio  Dental Office.

Like many patients that feel that they may be a candidate for dental implants we first evaluate your needs using our ICAT machine – the only ICAT machine available in Staten Island. This allows us to get a unique 3d picture of whereby the doctor can address the bone loss and look closer at your dental needs in order to make the procedure a success. At this point we can discuss with you fees and insurance that may be available. There are many types of insurance plans and coverage for dental implants is varied.


What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts (also know as abutments) that are strategically placed into the jawbone where there are missing teeth. Over time the bone will bond with the titanium that will create a strong foundation on which the crown (artificial tooth will be placed). These implants as well as creating new teeth for the patient, also preserve the patients facial structure and can prevent the deterioration of bone across the ridge where there has previously been a missing tooth. Dental implants can undeniably change the way patients live, laugh talk and smile. For more information attend one of our dental seminars in Staten Island or make an appointment today. Our advice is always free.

Looking for a new dentist in Staten Island? The search ends here. Or need an emergency dentist in Staten Island? We are open 6 days a week to handle all dental emergencies.

The search for a new dentist can be difficult in New York despite the abundance of dentists to choose from. If you are looking for a new dentist in Staten Island or have a dental emergency and need to see an emergency dentist quickly then make an appointment  or call our office on 718.698.3384

Ready to become a new patient? Been a while since you had a teeth cleaning. Or do you need a second opinion on previous dental work? We are happy to help....

Do you have a dental emergency? A broken tooth or jaw pain due to a failed root canal. Richmond Hill Dental Studio is now open on Saturdays and Sundays so if you have been too busy during the week to make it to the dentist then we are open on Saturday from 9am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 3pm. If you are need of a teeth cleaning then take advantage of our new offer patient offer and we will be glad to accommodate you. Either call the office or make an appointment above.  We will be happy to see you.