Emergency Dental Care Monmouth County NJ
If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, our team is here to help. During our regular office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as we can to ensure that you get the urgent dental care you need.
When our practice is closed, call our office and listen to the instructions provided. One of our team members will return your call as soon as possible. If you have a severe or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing prolonged bleeding, severe pain, or have knocked out or badly damaged a tooth, it’s considered a dental emergency. Call our office immediately so we can make arrangements to see you as soon as possible. If bleeding is uncontrolled, go to your nearest emergency room for treatment.
Is a loose dental implant an emergency?
Loose dental implants are very rare. Sometimes, the restoration attached to your dental implants can feel loose—while this may be alarming, tightening it is a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. Either way, give us a call and we’ll make room in our schedule to see you as soon as possible.
Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?
A tooth that has a small chip and doesn’t hurt is not considered a dental emergency. Call our office to schedule an appointment and we can repair the chip with dental bonding or a veneer. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry at Champagne Smiles and we’ll provide you with a natural-looking restoration that will have you smiling confidently again. If your tooth is cracked or fractured, this is considered a dental emergency and you will be seen right away.
What do you do if you have a dental emergency?
If you’re bleeding, the first priority is to stop it. Use a piece of gauze or a clean washcloth soaked in cold water to apply pressure to the area. Call our office—or have someone else make the call—so we can assess the situation, provide assistance over the phone, and schedule a same-day emergency appointment.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
When tooth pain is unbearable, it’s a sign that something serious is wrong. Call our office to make an appointment right away. While you wait for your appointment, you can take ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or use a numbing gel for temporary relief. Ice packs can also help reduce swelling and inflammation.
Can a severe toothache be dangerous?
Yes, a severe toothache is often a sign of an infection. Any infection in the teeth and gums can spread to other areas of the mouth and even other areas of the body, which can be quite dangerous. Infection that spreads to the blood, for example, can be fatal. This is why it’s never enough to simply treat the symptoms of tooth pain with over-the-counter pain medications—it’s important to also treat the underlying cause of the pain by making an appointment to see us as soon as you can.
Can a knocked out tooth be saved?
Absolutely. The key is to act quickly and avoid touching the root. Instead, grab the tooth by the crown, use milk or saliva to rinse it off, and try to reinsert it into the socket. If this doesn’t work, place it in milk or saliva, call our office, and we’ll see you right away. With swift action, the gums will usually reattach to your tooth successfully. If reattaching the tooth fails, we can provide a dental implant to replace the missing tooth and restore both function and appearance to your smile.