What Should I Do During a Dental Emergency?

Girl Suffering From Tooth Pain at home A dental emergency is a situation that can arise after which immediate care from a professional is required to avoid the consequences of damage or infection in the smile. Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of the Edison, NJ area are here to provide emergency dental care for those who need it. Knowing what a dental emergency is and what can be done about the problem is the first step in determining if you need to contact a dentist for further attention and treatment.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

Below are some of the more common dental emergencies that can occur and what to do at the moment until you see the dentist:

  • Severe toothache. There may be several different reasons for a toothache to occur, including infection that requires antibiotics and immediate treatment. Take pain medication to alleviate discomfort and call our office.
  • Chipped or broken tooth. If possible, save the pieces that have been broken from the natural tooth structure and bring them with you to the dental office. Leaving this issue untreated can cause internal damage and increase the risk of infection of the inner canals.
  • Lost or damaged restoration. Lost or broken crowns, bridges, veneers, and fillings need to be treated as soon as possible to protect the tooth from infection. Emergency treatment at our Edison, NJ, area practice is encouraged.
  • Bleeding and swelling. Swelling and bleeding may occur with an infected tooth or after an injury or trauma to the mouth. Pain and other complications can happen if you do not visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible.

Why choose Gentle Dental Care?

Our team of professionals has experience in providing general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry and can assist in your time of need. They offer same-day appointments for situations that may arise, ensuring there is time for those with emergency dental needs.

Call our office today if you are in need of emergency care!

Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of Edison, NJ, work with new and returning patients who are in need of immediate dentistry. If you are experiencing an unexpected dental emergency, call 732-549-5660 to request a same-day appointment with our professionals at Gentle Dental Care.

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