Emergency Dentistry – Manahawkin, NJ
Saving Broken or Infected Teeth
You might feel that a dental emergency is unlikely to ever happen to you, but according to researchers, about 1 in 6 Americans suffer from one every year. No matter if it’s a sudden toothache or a lost tooth, you need to be prepared to call Dr. Young and his caring professional team, so you can get help as soon as possible! We’ll keep you comfortable during this stressful time and will quickly create a treatment plan for preserving your smile with emergency dentistry in Manahawkin, NJ.
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Common Dental Emergencies
It’s up to you to perform first aid during a dental emergency while you’re waiting for an appointment. Since there are many different kinds of oral health issues that require urgent care, you may not know what to do in your particular situation. Don’t worry; our team can advise you over the phone on what you should do to address your symptoms. No matter if a dental emergency has happened all of a sudden (such as a sudden blow to the mouth) or is the ultimate result of an ignored oral health issue (such as a cavity), you can always take steps to prevent further damage and relieve your pain. Here’s what to expect during some common emergencies.
A toothache should never be treated as something normal. Try flossing around the area to remove any bits of food that might have gotten caught in your smile; if that doesn’t help, you’re likely suffering from a larger underlying problem, such as an infection that will need a root canal. Ibuprofen and other painkillers can help you manage discomfort until you can visit our dental office.
Chipped/ Broken Tooth
A tooth being chipped or broken can mean many things. It might be a minor issue that can be hidden with cosmetic bonding, or it could be more extensive damage that requires a crown; in extreme cases, it might even have to be extracted. No matter the case, it’s important to protect the tooth by keeping it clean and not using it for chewing.
It’s possible to save an adult tooth that has been knocked out of your mouth, but you’ll need to get to our dental office as soon as possible. Pick the tooth up by the crown, rinse it with water, and try placing it back in its socket; biting on a piece of gauze should help it stay in place. Another option is to keep the tooth in a glass of milk.
Lost Filling/ Crown
Old restorations may eventually become loose or fall out of your mouth entirely. Do not try and repair a damaged restoration on your own. Simply focus on protecting your tooth by keeping the area clean; also, do not use the tooth to bite down or chew on anything.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
To lower the risk of a dental emergency occurring, you can take the following steps:
- Maintain good oral hygiene habits like regular brushing and flossing
- Visit our dental office every six months for a cleaning and checkup
- If you participate in sports, get a mouthguard
- Never use your teeth to open packages or chew on inedible objects
- Avoid biting down on popcorn kernels, ice, peppermints, and any other kind of especially hard food
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of emergency treatment is not set in stone. After all, there are many kinds of emergencies, and as such there are different solutions for each one; sometimes you might only need antibiotics or a filling while in other cases a more complex procedure is required. We’ll give you a reliable estimate and help you maximize the benefits you receive from your dental insurance policy; we also accept third-party financing via CareCredit.