Emergency Care and Toothaches in Roselle Park, NJ
Dental emergencies such as chipped tooth or bitten tongue can be frightening for every patient. If any such unfortunate incident happens, don’t panic. Contact our office as soon as you can and in the meantime, take any essential measures to prevent further damage. You might be advised to take some pain medication or apply cold compresses to reduce the swelling. Most importantly, remain calm, the situation is usually not as bad as it looks!
Displaced crowns – permanent or temporary
If your permanent or temporary crown comes off for any reason, try to place it back on the affected tooth and if that’s not possible, simply bring it to your appointment and our dental professionals will take care of it!
Broken or Displaced Tooth
In various dental emergencies, such as fractured or displaced teeth, contact our office immediately and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to repair the damaged tooth. In the meantime, take all the necessary measures to prevent more damage:
Knocked out tooth – rinse your mouth with water and try to put the knocked out tooth back in the socket. If you can’t put the displaced tooth back in its socket, hold it by the crown and place it in a container with saline, your own saliva or warm milk, and bring it with you to the emergency office. Apply a cold compress on the affected area to reduce swelling, and take Ibuprofen if you are in pain.
Fractured tooth – depending on how extensive the damage is, a fractured tooth can be smoothed or otherwise restored by the dentist. Rinse your mouth with warm water, apply a cold compress on the affected area and use Ibuprofen to mitigate the pain.
Loosened primary tooth – if an injury or emerging permanent tooth caused your child’s primary tooth to loosen, have the child bite into a piece of caramel or apple to see if the primary tooth separates from the gum. If this proves ineffective, make an appointment and our dental professionals will take care of everything.