Emergency Dentist Treatments in Edison, New Jersey

A dental emergency is an undesirable situation which is often painful and can turn your daily routine upside-down. The condition requires immediate dental attention since it can have long-lasting effects on your oral health. At our Smiles 'R' Us Dental office in Edison, NJ, we treat dental emergencies as a priority. We take steps to relieve patients from pain soon and restore the teeth and gums back to their function. The oral care offered by our dentist during a dental emergency can play a crucial role in the oral health of the patient in the long run. If you or any of your family members are suffering from a toothache, chipped tooth, broken filling, broken braces, knocked out tooth or any other form of dental emergency, call our office to make an appointment. We’ll make sure that your teeth and gums are safe and are in best shape.

Dental Emergencies – How do I face them?

There are several causes of an emergency dental situation. We have patients who visit our office with a tooth which got knocked out during sports, patients who are suffering from pain from tooth decay, broken braces and in some cases fallen fillings. These dental emergencies often cause pain to teeth or surrounding soft tissues and may require some immediate home care steps to alleviate pain.

Toothache

There can be several causes of a toothache. Swelling and pain can disturb a person’s daily routine. Patients should first rinse their mouth with warm water and floss to remove any remaining food particles. A cold compress can help reduce swelling. An over the counter pain medicine may reduce pain but it is important to visit our dentist at the earliest to protect the tooth. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and appropriate treatment is performed to restore/protect the tooth.

Knocked out tooth:

A tooth which is knocked out during an accident can be put back to place within one hour of the incident. The patient should first hold the tooth by the crown and gently wash off any dust particles. The root of the tooth should not be disturbed. The tooth can be preserved in a container of milk or in the vestibule of the patient. The patient should rush to the dentist as early as possible.

Chipped tooth:

A tooth that is chipped accidentally can be very painful. The patient should rinse the mouth with warm water and collect the remaining pieces of the chipped tooth. The dentist can restore the tooth with appropriate materials during the emergency dental visit. If the tooth is broken into two pieces, the pieces can be bonded together and capped with a crown.

Fallen filling:

A fallen tooth filling can cause tooth sensitivity and can sometimes be painful. Patients should meet the dentist at the earliest to replace the fallen filling with appropriate restorative materials.

Broken braces:

When the wires of dental braces are broken and sticking out, they may cause pain to the lips, cheek and the gums. Patients can try and put back the wire into the bracket into a position where it doesn’t poke the interior of the mouth. If you are unable to put the wire in a comfortable position, you can cover it with cotton to reduce pain. Visit our office at the earliest.

At our 'Smiles 'R' Us Dentistry' office, our team takes immediate and appropriate steps to treat patients during dental emergencies. We also guide patients on how to avoid such situation by taking precautionary and preventive steps. We believe that by informing patients and motivating them towards taking care of their oral health we can build healthier and happier communities where dental emergencies are minimal.