Emergency Dentist – Edison, NJ
Get Urgent Dental Care to Preserve Your Smile
By nature, dental emergencies tend to happen suddenly and at the most inconvenient times to boot. If you or a loved one is experiencing serious oral pain or a traumatic injury, don’t hesitate in reaching out to Resnick & Rosenfeld DDS for the fast, quality emergency care you need most during this difficult time. We make time for these cases as soon as our schedule allows and even offer same-day dentistry right here in Edison, NJ. Contact us today!
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
If you’re not sure that you have a dental emergency on your hands, just give us a call. One of our staff will be glad to assess the situation and make the best recommendation. Please don’t say to yourself, “I’ll just wait and see what happens.” We’d much rather see you in the office and determine that you’re not having an emergency than miss something that is truly serious.
What to Do First in Case of a Dental Emergency
Getting in touch with our skilled dentists should always be your number one priority, but if you’re unable to reach help right away, here are some steps for how to manage your condition in the interim:
- If you’ve broken a tooth, collect any significant fragments that have broken off and plan to bring them with you when you come to see the dentist in Edison. Facial swelling is likely in cases like this, because a fall or blunt force usually causes this type of dental injury. We recommend that patients hold a cold compress to the appropriate cheek in order to keep swelling under control.
- If you have a bad toothache, try flossing around the source of the pain and thoroughly rinsing your mouth. This might dislodge a piece of food or other foreign object that’s causing the discomfort. If it persists, it’s time to contact our Edison office. A severe toothache could be a sign that you have infection deep inside the tooth. If so, root canal therapy may be necessary to remove the infection and preserve the tooth. It is safe to take painkillers, but DON’T touch them directly to your gum tissue.
- If you’ve lost a tooth, apply a clean gauze pad or soft cloth to the site in order to stop bleeding. Then, rinse the white tooth crown carefully and place it back into its original socket, holding it in place with your tongue or by biting down gently. If you can’t do this because of pain or bleeding, keeping the tooth moist is what matters most. Therefore, place the tooth in a cup with your saliva or milk. Make plans to visit our practice immediately!
- If you’ve broken your jaw, go straight to your nearest emergency room. Our team can assist you after your recovery with any teeth that were injured or lost in the incident.
Other dental emergencies include a dislodged tooth, a lost crown or filling, an object stuck between two teeth and soft tissue injury. Remember, your Edison dentist and the team are here for you in case of a dental emergency. Contact us immediately!