Emergency Dentistry in Rochelle Park, NJ

What is emergency dentistry?

The dentist is more than just a place for routine preventative treatments or scheduled appointments for restorations. It’s also your reliable dental home, where you can go to seek immediate and urgent treatment for unexpected dental emergencies. 

A dental emergency is any injury, accident, oral health problem, or unidentified issue that is causing severe pain, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, or has resulted in loose, chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth. 

These issues require treatment as soon as possible to prevent complications and relieve discomfort. When a tooth has been severely damaged, this is a time-sensitive issue that can become worse very quickly.

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Did you know…

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If you have an injury to the inside of your mouth, do not lie down.

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what to do if you're having a dental emergency

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remain calm

When an emergency happens, it’s natural to feel panicked, but it’s important to stay calm so you can think rationally and prevent things from becoming worse.

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stop bleeding

If you have an injury that is causing uncontrollable bleeding, you need to use fresh dampened gauze or a wet caffeinated tea bag and bite down to stop the bleeding.

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locate tooth

If you knocked out a tooth, you should try to find it and reattach it by pushing firmly into the socket and biting down. If it will not reattach, place it in a storage container with your saliva or milk. Take this to the dentist as soon as possible and we may be able to salvage and reattach it.

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alleviate symptoms

A saltwater solution can remove tooth fragments and bacteria from the mouth or food particles that have lodged between the teeth and are causing pain. It also reduces swelling. Apply a cold pack to your face to reduce swelling and keep your head elevated. Anti-inflammatory pain medication can be taken for pain management.

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call the dentist

You should call us as soon as possible to let us know that you are experiencing an emergency and require immediate treatment. The sooner you let us know, the sooner we can get you treatment.


Did you know…

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If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, you should check if the nerve is exposed. This can cause an infection.

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is a root canal a dental emergency?

Tooth infections are considered a dental emergency because tooth decay can quickly penetrate deeper through the pulp chamber, where a root canal may no longer be viable. As a result, yes, a root canal is performed in response to a dental emergency. This can save your tooth from extraction, prevent the infection from spreading to your other teeth, and prevent serious health problems like sepsis if the infection spread to the bloodstream.

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how soon do I need to get treatments?

If it’s an emergency, then right away. During a dental emergency, patients are dealing with a lot of pain and discomfort and their oral health is vulnerable. This is why we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure if it’s an emergency, simply explain the situation to us and we’ll help you.

Did you know…

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At your emergency appointment, we will take x-rays to look at the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw.

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