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Emergency Dentist Specialist

Keep Smiling Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Belleville, NJ

Do you need to see a dentist right now? If you have a dental emergency, such as a knocked-out tooth, go to Keep Smiling Dental PC, led by Frouzandeh Mahdi, DMD, and Elizabeth Sandoval, DMD, in Bellville, New Jersey. Keep Smiling Dental PC offers emergency dentist services without the long wait times and the steep prices of the emergency room. Don’t wait; call the office or reach out online now for emergency dentistry care.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What do emergency dentists treat?

Emergency dentists address all types of dental needs requiring prompt or immediate intervention. 

Examples of common dental emergencies include:

  • One or more knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Tooth broken at the gum line
  • Foreign object lodged between teeth or in gum tissue
  • Abscess
  • Oral infection

Aside from these, emergency dentists also see anyone with a dental problem that has led to severe pain.

Emergency dentistry services at Keep Smiling Dental PC offer a faster, less expensive alternative to the emergency room. With emergency dentistry, you can typically get seen in under 20 minutes, and you don’t need an appointment. 

What should I do if I chip or knock out a tooth?

If you chip your tooth, you might need emergency dental care. As a rule, if your chip is large or your tooth is in pieces, seek emergency dentistry. If not, it’s usually okay to wait a few days for an appointment.

If you knock out your tooth, the first thing you need to do is pick it up and carefully rinse it to remove dirt or debris. Remember to never touch the root portion of a knocked-out tooth, as doing so can disrupt the cells on its surface and prevent successful reimplantation. 

If you can, place the tooth back into its socket, and keep it there by gently biting down on a piece of clean gauze or cloth. Alternatively, you use your finger to hold the tooth in place. 

If you can’t get your tooth back in the socket, either place it between your gums and cheek, or put it in a small container and cover it with milk. Regardless, it’s important to keep the tooth moist.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

While you can’t completely eliminate the risk of a dental emergency, you can take steps to reduce its likelihood. 

First, if you play sports, particularly those that pose a high risk for facial trauma, wear a protective mouthguard and helmet.

In addition, if you grind your teeth at night, consider a night guard. Keep Smiling Dental PC can custom-fit your night guard to help protect your teeth and jaw.

Finally, take a proactive role in your oral health by scheduling regular dental exams and professional cleanings with the practice. 

If you have a dental emergency, call the office or reach out to Keep Smiling Dental PC online right now.