Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry serving the areas of Elizabeth, Hillside, NJ, Union, NJ, & Newark, NJ
Dental emergencies always happen when you least expect them, which is why you should be prepared with an excellent dentist. The team of dental experts at Community Smiles provides exceptional emergency dentistry at their state-of-the-art facilities in Elizabeth, New Jersey. To learn more, call the office or use the online tool to schedule a visit.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
If you’ve damaged your oral tissues and require immediate attention, emergency dentistry can help restore your oral health.
Many of the procedures in emergency dentistry are similar to those in general dentistry, but they’re performed in a more time-sensitive environment. Because of that, a good emergency dentist needs to be comfortable working in high-stakes scenarios.
The dental team at Community Smiles is made up of seasoned professionals that have performed numerous emergency treatments. With their deep knowledge and refined expertise, they can make sure that your mouth gets the care it needs when it needs it the most.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the team does its best to accommodate you as soon as possible.
Do I need emergency dentistry?
Dental emergencies can happen for many reasons, from sports injuries to simply biting down awkwardly on a hard piece of food. Some of the situations for which patients commonly need emergency care include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Loose or dislodged filling or restoration
- Cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth
- Severe and sudden toothache
- Cut or tear on your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue
In some cases, it might not be immediately clear if you need emergency treatment. If you’re unsure about whether your oral condition constitutes a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Community Smiles. The knowledge team is happy to work with you over the phone to determine how soon you need care.
What types of emergency treatments do you offer?
The team at Community Smiles is equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies.
If you’ve knocked out your tooth, they might be able to save it by reinserting it into the socket. Bring your knocked-out tooth with you to your appointment, and be careful to avoid touching it by the roots. You can increase your chances of a successful reinsertion by transporting the tooth in a glass of milk or saliva – this keeps the roots from drying out.
If the team is unable to salvage and restore your knocked-out tooth, they can suggest several tooth replacement options, like a bridge or dental implants.
If you want to know more about emergency dentistry, call the Community Smiles office or book a visit with the convenient online tool.