Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Newark, NJ and Ironbound, NJ
Emergency dentistry provides 24/7 oral health care, ensuring you receive treatment when it’s needed most. At Nova Dental, aesthetic and family dentist Bhavneet Singh, DDS, offers emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Newark, New Jersey and East Orange, NJ, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides rapid care for potentially serious but non-life-threatening oral health problems. If you lose a permanent tooth, develop a severe toothache, 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 conditions can benefit from emergency dentistry?
Nova Dental uses emergency dentistry to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Severe toothaches
- Oral abscesses
- Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
- Foreign objects lodged between teeth
- Damaged dental restorations
- Damaged orthodontic appliances
You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you experience oral trauma due to a car accident, sports injury, or slip-and-fall.
What should I do if I need emergency dental care?
The steps you should take in a dental emergency depend on the underlying issue.
If you develop a severe toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm salt water and take over-the-counter pain medication. Continue to brush and floss normally, but be gentle around your affected tooth. If the pain persists for more than a day, make an appointment at Nova Dental.
Knocked-out permanent tooth
If you lose a permanent tooth due to an accident or injury, pick it up by the crown, rinse it off in tap water, and put it back in your mouth. If the tooth wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek, or put it in a glass of milk. When you’ve secured the tooth, call Nova Dental. The administrative staff can make recommendations to limit pain and swelling on your way to the office.
Damaged dental restoration
If you damage a crown, bridge, or other dental restoration, carefully gather all of the pieces, rinse them off, and put them in a plastic bag or piece of foil. Then, call the administrative staff at Nova Dental right away.
How can I preserve the health of my teeth and gums?
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 visit the office two times each year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
To reduce the risk of damaged teeth, always wear a mouthguard when playing sports, and avoid bad habits like biting your nails or opening packaging with your teeth.
If you need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Nova Dental by calling the office, walking in, or clicking the online booking tool today.
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