Emergency Dentistry & Same-Day Care for East Brunswick
Perhaps you are playing sports with your friends one day, and after a misstep here and a fall there, some of your teeth end up taking quite an impact and become damaged. Or you wake up one day, and that little toothache of yours is now throbbing with pain. Situations like these happen to people every day, and when they do, dental care should be sought out immediately to relieve any pain and prevent the problem from getting worse.
At East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry, we are trained to handle a wide array of dental emergencies. Should you injure your teeth in an accident or develop severe dental pain, you can always turn to us for the same-day care that you need. Just give us a call, and we will do everything we can to see you and save your smile as quickly as possible. Right when you need dental care the most, we will be there. If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, be sure to give us a call right now.
Common Dental Emergencies
Our practice is ready and able to handle the following dental emergencies:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Severe dental infection
- Damaged dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, etc.)
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the gums
- Injury to the jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
How to Handle a Dental Emergency
Before you are able to come see us, there are a few key things you should do in the middle of a dental emergency:
- Take a moment to breathe and calm down.
- In the cases of a knocked out or broken tooth, try to find the tooth and pick it up only by the crown. Be sure to call us as soon as possible because if we are able to see you within two hours of the injury occurring, we will likely be able to reattach your natural tooth. Rinse it off gently with water and place it back into your mouth if possible.
- If you cannot, put it in a container of milk or saltwater. The tooth MUST stay wet until we can see you in order for it to remain viable for reattachment.
- For a severe toothache, first rinse the area with warm water and then floss gently around the tooth to make sure the pain is not caused by any food debris.
- For damaged dental work, try to find the appliance, give it a rinse, and come see us as soon as you can so we can fix it. Do not try to repair it yourself as you may end up damaging it further.
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Of course, we would much rather help you avoid dental emergencies in the first place. To lessen your chances of need an unexpected visit to the dental, be sure to use the following tips:
- Always wear a mouthguard when playing sports, as 40% of all sports injuries are actually dental injuries.
- Do not chew on especially hard things like ice or rock candies.
- Do not use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
- Come visit us for regular checkups so we can catch a small problem before it can become an emergency later.