Emergency Care and Toothaches in Ironbound Newark, NJ
The most important thing in the case of dental emergency is to remain calm. A bitten tongue or knocked out tooth typically look much worse than they are and panicking will not help. Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling in the affected area, and contact our medical professionals as soon as possible! With their immediate help you will be able to avoid further damage and keep the restoration costs to a minimum.
Displaced temporary or permanent crowns
Knocked off crowns can be simply placed back until you come to your appointment, and if that’s not possible, bring the crown with you and our dental experts will take care of everything!
Broken or Knocked Out Tooth
The majority of dental emergencies, such as fractured, dislocated or knocked out teeth, do not pose any serious risk to your health. It is advisable, though, to take various measures before you get to the emergency office. That way you can prevent further damage and minimize the restoration costs:
- Dislocated tooth – typically the result of injury, problems with dislocated teeth occur quite frequently. Before you get to the emergency office, rinse your mouth with warm water and try to place the affected tooth back into its socket. If this is not possible, hold the tooth by the crown and place it into a solution of your own saliva, saline or warm milk. Bring this to your emergency appointment and let the dentist decide on further proceedings. You can use Ibuprofen if you are in pain and apply a cold compress to reduce the swelling.
- Fractured tooth – if you break your tooth, apply a cold compress first to reduce the swelling and use pain medication if necessary. Make an emergency appointment immediately to have the dentist assess the situation and choose the best way to repair the damage.
- Loose primary tooth – primary teeth loosen fairly easily, whether it’s a result of an injury or a new, emerging tooth. Before you rush your child into emergency office, have him or her bite into a piece of apple or caramel – the primary tooth can quickly separate from the gum. If this technique proves ineffective, make an emergency appointment and have our professionals take care of it.