Contact Gentle Dental for Emergency Dental Care
We realize that dental emergencies can’t always wait and we can most likely get you in the same day. As emergency dentists serving Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ, we provide many services and have evening and Saturday hours to accommodate the needs of many patients.
At Gentle Dental Care we realize that you don’t have to be a hockey player to experience a dental emergency. Don’t ignore injuries to your teeth. Most likely the situation will only worsen with time and in some cases can require hospitalization if not treated promptly. Located on Oak Tree Road we are convenient to many adjacent towns including Metuchen, South Plainfield, Colonia, Iselin, Scotch Plains and others.
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Emergency Dentist Services
*These are just some of the procedures we perform as emergency dentists.
What to do if you have the following dental emergencies:
If you have knocked out your tooth, retrieve it and rinse it off with water. Rinse your mouth out with warm water as well. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments, because if you leave them in place the tooth has a chance of being saved. If it is possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it is facing the correct direction! If this is not possible, place the tooth in a small container of milk or in water with a pinch of salt. Knocked-out teeth have a higher chance of being saved if you see your dentist within the first few hours after the incident, so be sure to act quickly.
If you have chipped or broken a tooth, you will need to save any pieces that you can. As with a knocked-out tooth, rinse your mouth out with warm water and rinse the tooth pieces as well. If there is bleeding, place a piece of gauze over the spot and leave it there until the bleeding stops. If you are in pain you can apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. This will also help to reduce any swelling. Sharp teeth can cut up your tongue or cheek and can be extremely uncomfortable. Call your dentist immediately.
If you have lost a filling or a crown, call your dentist right away. To temporarily fill the gap for a lost filling, you can use sugarless gum or dental cement. Do not use sugar-filled gum, as this will be sure to cause pain. If you’ve lost a crown, make sure to find it and bring it with you to the dentist. Clove oil (found at your local drug store or in the spice aisle of the grocery store) can help to reduce pain and sensitivity in the affected area. If it is possible, you should try to reattach the crown to the tooth. Using over-the-counter dental cement or denture adhesive will help secure it until you can get to the dentist’s office.
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water to make sure it is clean. Floss your teeth gently to remove any food or other debris that could be stuck in your teeth. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help the pain, but be careful not to put it against your gums, as this could burn the gum tissue. See your dentist if a toothache does not go away.
Using dental floss, try to remove the object gently. If you are unable to dislodge the object, call your dentist right away. Do not attempt to remove the object using a pin or any other type of sharp or metal object. It is always important to handle your teeth and gums with care to avoid damaging or scratching them.
Gentle Dental offers cosmetic dentistry services in Edison, NJ. Call us today at (732) 549-5660 to schedule an appointment.