Plainsboro Family Dentistry
Samir Patel, DDS
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry
located in Plainsboro, NJ
Dental emergencies are stressful situations, which is why you want to make sure you have a good emergency dentist on call. At Plainsboro Family Dentistry, Samir Patel, DDS, and the team provide exceptional emergency dentistry services for patients in Plainsboro, New Jersey. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office immediately, book a visit online, or make your way down to the state-of-art clinic.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is dental care for situations that require immediate attention. Whether you knock out a tooth in a car accident or sports game or simply chip your tooth by biting down on something awkwardly, emergency dental care can fix your tooth and restore your oral health in a timely manner.
An emergency dentist is not only skilled in all facets of dentistry but is also capable of working in high-stress and urgent situations.
The team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry has the skills to provide you with calm and competent care to make sure that your smile stays healthy. Getting proper care within 30 minutes of your dental emergency could make the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
What are some examples of dental emergencies?
A dental emergency is any situation that requires urgent care and involves damage or pain in any of your oral tissues, including your teeth, gums, and lips. Some examples of dental emergencies include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Cut or tear on your lips, cheeks, or tongue
- Chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
- Severe toothache
- Dislodged crown or filling
If you’re unsure about whether or not your situation constitutes a dental emergency, you should exercise caution and call the team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry.
One of the friendly staff members can work with you over the phone to determine if you need dental care immediately or if you can wait for a regular appointment.
What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?
If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, get to Plainsboro Family Dentistry as soon as possible. If you also suffered damage to your head or neck during your dental emergency, you should seek care for those injuries before you get emergency dental care.
If you’ve knocked out your tooth entirely, there are a few measures you can take to increase the likelihood that your dentist can save your tooth. First, try to locate your knocked-out tooth. If you can find it, pick it up by the crown (never the roots), and rinse it under lukewarm water.
Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water, as well, then try to reinsert your knocked-out tooth back in its socket.
If you’re successful in getting it in, bite down gently on it until you get to Plainsboro Family Dentistry. If you’re unable to get it back in the socket, you can keep your tooth on the side of your mouth or in a glass full of milk or saliva in order to prevent the roots from drying out.
Schedule your emergency dentistry visit with Plainsboro Family Dentistry today by calling the office or booking a visit online. You can also walk-in during business hours.