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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies services offered in Elizabeth, NJ

Regardless of how careful you are with your teeth and gums, dental emergencies can still occur. When they do, turn to the highly trained providers at Elmora Dental in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Neetu Bhanushali, DDS, and her outstanding dental team offer comprehensive, same-day emergency dental care to reduce the chance of severe oral health issues. Call the office during dental emergencies, schedule an appointment online, or walk into the office today.

Dental Emergencies Q&A

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies include oral health problems that require same-day care to save a tooth from falling out or treat oral health problems before severe complications develop. Elmora Dental offers same-day dental visits to ensure patients receive the quality care they deserve promptly. 

What constitutes dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies may include the following oral health problems:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Extreme tooth decay
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth damage
  • Knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
  • Toothache
  • Gum or facial swelling
  • Pus near the gumline
  • Missing or damaged crowns, dentures, or bridges

If you’re unsure if you or someone in your family needs emergency dental care, call the Elmora Dental office to speak with a friendly provider over the phone.

What should I do during dental emergencies?

What you should do during dental emergencies depends on the type of oral health trauma you experience. Ice painful or swollen teeth and gums, place pressure on any bleeding, and save a knocked-out or broken tooth. Place it in saliva or milk and bring it with you to Elmora Dental. 

What happens during emergency dental visits?

During emergency visits at Elmora Dental, compassionate providers see you right away. If needed, they offer pain relief to help you better cope with a painful dental emergency. 

They take dental X-rays if it’s necessary before examining your gums, teeth, and mouth. Your dentist then develops a treatment plan that reduces pain, restores a tooth, or eliminates the risk of severe complications.

You might need dental surgery, a root canal, a crown or bridge, or a dental implant. Your dentist can repair soft tissues, eliminate gum disease, or restore a decaying or damaged tooth. The Elmora Dental practice also offers dental veneers, dental implants, and orthodontics care.

How can I reduce the risk of dental emergencies?

The main way to reduce the chance of dental emergencies is to take good care of your teeth and gums at home. Brush your teeth after eating, floss daily, and wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports. See your dentist at least every six months for routine teeth cleanings and checkups. Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard objects.

If you or a family member experiences dental emergencies, call the Elmora Dental office, walk into the office, or use the online booking tab today.