What To Do in the Event of a Dental Emergency

male in red t shirt frowning touching jaw while feeling toothache Dental emergencies are situations that occur within the oral cavity that may require immediate care and attention. Not every situation is a dental emergency, especially if patients can wait to come into the office for further care. These situations may include a partial denture that needs adjustment or mild pain or discomfort that can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Alternatively, any condition that needs immediate care should be brought to the attention of Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ. They can assist with dental emergencies in current and new patients.

What Should I Do if I Have a Dental Emergency?

  • Calm down. The first thing you will need to do when a dental emergency occurs is to stay calm. Sometimes, in an emergency, people tend to panic and are not good at making prompt decisions which could worsen their condition.
  • Address discomfort immediately. First of all, before going to the dentist, it would be wise to first use medication to relieve the pain. This may include acetaminophen or ibuprofen taken at the first sign of discomfort. This allows you to make a phone call to your emergency dentist without having too much pain that makes it hard for you to speak properly or pay attention.
  • Connect with Gentle Dental Care. At Gentle Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies can happen and provide same-day appointments for many of our patients, even if you have never been to our office before. We can assess your situation and make recommendations regarding the best possible treatment to get your smile back to health and alleviate the pain and discomfort you may be experiencing.

Who Can I Call for a Dental Emergency?

If you reside in or around Edison, NJ, and are experiencing a dental emergency, stay calm and call our practice at 732-549-5660. Our facility is equipped to help you with a dental emergency, whether it’s a chipped tooth or a knocked-out tooth, and provides you with affordable and reliable solutions for your specific needs. Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess have many years of combined experience in offering general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care to patients in the community and can assist you during your time of need!

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