Dental Emergencies in New Jersey
Urgent Dental Care
At some point, you should prepare yourself for a dental emergency involving you or a family member. You should keep our number handy at all times in case of an emergency.
Keep calm and refer to these guidelines if you experiences a dental emergency:
What do I do if I have a toothache?
Scrub the region around the tooth carefully. To remove stuck food or debris, one can gargle with warm water or use dental floss to scrub the teeth and gums. DO NOT apply aspirin directly on the gum or toothache. Swelling of the face can be treated with cold compresses. Visit a dentist as soon as possible!
If I suffers a serious head injury or jaw fracture, what should I do?
Rush to the nearest hospital’s emergency room. Dental care can be assessed after medical issues are evaluated.
What should I do if I have an abscessed tooth?
Get in touch with a dentist right away.
What should I do if my kid bites his/her lip, tongue, or cheek?
Ice the sore muscles and joints. Use gauze or a rag to apply firm, moderate pressure to any bleeding areas. Take the youngster to the hospital’s emergency room if the bleeding continues after 15 minutes or if it cannot be stopped by applying pressure.
What should I do if I loses a permanent tooth?
Get the tooth. Do not touch the root of the tooth; instead, hold it by its crown. The tooth may be rinsed, but any further cleaning or handling should be avoided. Check for cracks in the tooth. If it is still in good condition, you can try to reinstall it. Tell the patient to bite down on a piece of gauze or a washcloth to keep the tooth in place. If you are unable to place the tooth in its socket, you should bring it to the dentist in a cup of the patient’s saliva or cold milk. The patient need immediate dental attention. For the tooth to survive, time is of the essence. Read up on the benefits of using a mouthguard to protect you or your child’s teeth while playing sports.
What should I do if I damaged or chipped a tooth?
A tooth can be saved, an infection avoided, and the need for significant dental work minimized if prompt action is taken. The swelling can be reduced by rinsing the mouth with water and applying cold compresses. The missing piece of your tooth should be brought to the dentist appointment if at all possible.