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Dental Emergencies

Nova Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Newark, NJ & East Orange, NJ

Dental emergencies often happen unexpectedly and require prompt dental care. At Nova Dental, the team of aesthetic and family dentists offers emergency dentistry to people of all ages, with services available 24/7 so you can get treatment when you need it most. The practice has two offices in Newark and one in East Orange, New Jersey, so patients can choose the nearest office. Call the office to schedule an appointment or click on the online booking tool, which is fast and easy.

Dental Emergencies Q&A

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies refer to potentially serious but non-life-threatening oral health problems*.

If you develop a severe toothache, lose a permanent tooth, or damage a dental restoration, don’t wait to seek professional help. The sooner you make it to Nova Dental, the sooner you can minimize uncomfortable symptoms and restore your smile.

What are the most common dental emergencies?

Some of the most dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Broken orthodontics
  • Damaged restorations
  • Foreign objects stuck between teeth
  • Oral abscess
  • Cuts or lacerations

If you experience oral trauma due to a sports injury, car accident, slip-and-fall, or pain and bleeding after a tooth extraction, call Nova Dental right away.

How can dental emergencies be prevented?

While not all dental emergencies can be prevented, using basic precautions can significantly reduce your chances:


If you’re a sports fan or athlete, you can show your love for the game without risking your oral health and unique smile. Avoid rough plays that injure your mouth and face, chip, or knock out teeth. Wear a mouthguard before you head to the field or court to protect yourself further from dental emergencies.

Eating Habits

Watch what and how you eat. Human teeth are strong, but you’d be surprised at how easy it is to crack or chip a tooth when eating hard candy and tough meats. Chew carefully and practice good dental hygiene.

Foreign Objects

Avoid opening packaging with your teeth. Also, oral fixations such as biting nails and chewing on pen caps (or anything else that is not food) may seem harmless, but these bad habits can chip and even crack teeth. Break these habits by chewing sugarless gum with the added benefit of stimulating saliva production and cleansing bacteria.

The most effective way to preserve the health of your teeth and gums is with good oral hygiene. Nova Dental recommends you brush and floss daily and visits the office two times each year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.

Dental emergencies can still happen, even if you take good care of your teeth and take proper precautions. If you or a loved one need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Nova Dental by calling the office, walking in, or booking online today.

* If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.