Emergency Dentistry Specialists

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Verona and Westfield, NJ
Emergency dentistry is a lot like emergency medicine: The sooner you get care for dental emergencies, the better. At Dental Specialists of New Jersey in Verona and Westfield, New Jersey, dentists Shalom Mintz, DDS, MS, and Louis Galiano, DMD, provide emergency dental care for knocked-out teeth, abscesses, and other dental emergencies. To schedule an appointment, call the office for availability to book today.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry covers diagnostics and procedures to treat serious dental complications that occur unexpectedly or develop over time. Some dental emergencies are injuries, while others are very bad infections that evolve over time.

No matter why you’re visiting for emergency dentistry at Dental Specialists of New Jersey, the team makes time to see you and starts evaluating the emergency right away. They may take X-rays or in-office CT scans if they feel they’re necessary to see the extent of an infection or view any injuries below the gumline.  

If you lose one or more teeth or pieces of teeth due to a dental emergency, the team lays out your options to either repair them or replace them with restorations.  

When do I need emergency dentistry?

Tooth pain is often a main characteristic of a dental emergency. If you develop tooth pain that’s too intense to ignore, you should be safe and contact Dental Specialists of New Jersey for a possible emergency visit. Mild to moderate tooth pain should not be ignored; see your dentist to evaluate and treat it so that you can avoid severe pain and fix problems while they are still small. 

Other dental emergencies come with pain as well as discernible damage. Some of the most common dental emergencies are:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries in the mouth
  • Pain under a dental crown
  • Dental abscesses

For any dental emergency, sooner visits are better. You should get in contact with Dental Specialists of New Jersey before you do anything else. 

What should I do when a dental emergency happens?

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, so it benefits you to find out what you must do in the event of one. Not all dental emergencies are the same, but following these general steps can get you a better treatment outcome when you visit Dental Specialists of New Jersey for emergency dentistry.

You should:

  • Call the office first. Time is of essence. Knocked out teeth will require re-implantation within an hour. The sooner the tooth is re-implanted, the better the long term prognosis. 
  • DO NOT rinse off or clean any knocked-out teeth or tooth fragments
  • Put any knocked-out teeth or fragments in milk
  • Place a clean gauze or a cotton ball in the area that is bleeding

Once you get to the office, the team examines you and assesses the damage. They create a treatment plan suitable for your emergency, and you may be able to keep your natural tooth if you follow all instructions and get to the office as soon as possible. 

To schedule an appointment for emergency dentistry at Dental Specialists of New Jersey, call the office tobook today.

Dental Specialists of New Jersey

✆ Phone (general inquiries): 973-239-2111
Address: 25 Pompton Ave, Suite 101A, Verona, NJ 07044

ADDRESS: 223 Lenox Ave, Westfield, NJ, 07090