How to Know if You’re Having a Dental Emergency

young man feeling pain holding his cheek with hand In today’s hectic world, it’s tough enough to be diligent about your regular dental preventative care, let alone deal with an emergency on a weekend, holiday, or during the night. If your emergency is after normal business hours, knowing an experienced and compassionate emergency dentist can be a lifesaver. Our team of three skilled dentists at Gentle Dental Care has compiled some tips for recognizing if you’re having an emergency and need to reach out now – not later.

Recognizing a Dental Emergency

To protect you and your family from a dental condition that could threaten your health, and maybe leave you with a lost tooth, being well-informed about what a dentist considers a real emergency can save you from prolonged pain and stress.

The following are signs and symptoms of a dental emergency:

  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Swelling or knots on your gums
  • Swelling around the face or jaw
  • Exposed nerves
  • High fever
  • Toothache
  • Lost or broken tooth
  • Loose teeth
  • Missing filling
  • Broken crown
  • Food or object lodged between teeth

Most of these symptoms are signs of an abscess or serious infection. If you are suffering from any of these signs and symptoms, you can save a tooth, rehabilitate your loose teeth, or prevent other conditions that could be detrimental to your overall health, such as a severe life-threatening infection.

Other Primary Emergency Dental Services

Our emergency dental team also provides treatment for other emergency dental conditions most practitioners don’t consider to require prompt care.

We consider emergency dental services to also include:

  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Broken denture repair

An accommodating emergency dental service provides extended hours. Our office offers extended hours into the late evening hours on Monday and Tuesday. Saturday hours are also available.

Discover Compassionate and Accommodating Emergency Dental Services

As an emergency dental provider located in Edison, NJ, serving Metuchen, South Planfield, Colonia, and other adjacent towns, we will make your emergency visit a prompt and comforting experience. Discover compassionate and accommodating emergency dental services today by calling 732-549-5660 and scheduling your consultation with Gentle Dental.

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