Smiling Molar Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Plainfield, NJ & Rahway, NJ
Dental emergencies happen when you least expect it. When they do, turn to the expert dental team at Smiling Molar Dental, with two locations in Rahway and Plainfield, New Jersey. Board-certified cosmetic dentist Dr. Neetu Bhanushali, DMD, and her expert dental team offer same-day visits to save a tooth when time is of the essence. Call the office to schedule an appointment, book one online, or simply walk in today.
Dental Emergency Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is a situation in which you or a loved one require immediate dental care to repair tooth trauma or prevent a tooth from decaying or falling out. Smiling Molar Dental offers same-day emergency dental services so you can get the dental care you need right when you need it.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Some of the following signs and symptoms may indicate a dental emergency:
- Cracked tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Broken tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth pain
- Gum swelling
- Pus near the gumline
- Hot or cold sensitivity
- Loose permanent tooth
- Knocked out permanent tooth
- Soft tissue damage
- Loose or missing crown or bridge
When in doubt about whether or not your situation is a dental emergency, call the Smiling Molar Dental office for assistance.
What should I do during a dental emergency?
It’s important to stay calm during a dental emergency and head to the Smiling Molar Dental office as soon as you can. Ice areas of your mouth that are swollen, painful, or tender and use pressure to stop any bleeding.
If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, save the tooth and place it back in its socket, between your gums and cheek, or in milk or saliva to keep it moist. Bring it with you to your dental appointment.
What should I expect during my appointment?
When you arrive at Smiling Molar Dental for emergency treatment, your provider’s first priority is pain relief. They numb the treatment area if needed, discuss your symptoms and oral health history, take dental X-rays when necessary, and examine your teeth and gums to determine the best treatment.
Your might receive:
- Soft tissue repair
- Root canal
- Dental implant
- Other tooth restorations
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental bonding
- Restoration repair or replacement
- Dental surgery
Your dentist ensures comfortability during dental emergency treatment to give you the best experience possible.
How can I reduce the risk of tooth pain or trauma?
To reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency, practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Brush your teeth after meals with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and avoid chewing on ice and other hard objects. Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, and see the Smiling Molar Dental team every six months for routine dental cleanings.
At the first sign of a dental emergency, call the Smiling Molar Dental office, book an appointment online, or simply walk in.
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