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I have a dental emergency. What should I do?

A dental emergency isn’t always easy to define. While some oral health changes can wait a few days, others demand immediate attention from an emergency dentist in Mountainside, NJ. If you’re unsure whether your situation is a dental emergency, always reach out to a member of our staff at (908) 232-6900 for a phone assessment and further instructions.

Common Dental Emergencies

Man smiling in treatment chair after emergency dental care in 07092We define a dental emergency as anything that threatens your oral health or causes you pain:

  • Toothache
  • Gum swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Lost tooth or restoration
  • Oral injury

Depending on the nature of your emergency, a member of our team can instruct you until your appointment. If you knock a tooth out, for example, we typically prompt you to store it in milk or saliva until your appointment. Sometimes your dentist can reattach it. If you have swelling, we may recommend ice or over-the-counter pain relievers until we see you.

Of course, we want you to go to the emergency room if you’ve suffered impact trauma immediately. You can call our dental office after you’ve been declared safe.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist at Mountainside Family Dental!

The goals of your emergency dental visit are to restore your oral health and rid you of pain. If you think you might have a dental emergency, contact our dentist office immediately at (908) 232-6900.

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