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Emergency Dentist – Springfield, NJ

Urgent Dental Care Right When You Need It

Older man with glasses covering damaged smile before emergency dentistry

Needless to say, any kind of emergency situation is stressful, but dental emergencies can be particularly harrowing because many people don’t know what to do in the middle of one. Should they head to their local ER or call a dentist? If you love waiting rooms, then the ER is your best bet, but if you’re hoping to get your problem solved quickly, we recommend calling Skyline Dental. Our emergency dentisti n Springfield, NJ accepts emergency dentistry patients and can even schedule same-day appointments, so no one ever has to be left waiting while in pain.

Why Choose Skyline Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Convenient Hours—We’re Open When You Need Us!
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • All Dental Insurance Welcome

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Woman in need of emergency dentistry holding jaw

Dental emergencies tend to fall into one of two unpleasant categories. First, there are the accidents that happen in the blink of an eye that result in broken and knocked out teeth. Then, there are the problems that take many months to develop and seemingly become severe out of nowhere, like with a bad toothache. In either case, you should definitely give us a call for help as soon as you can. If you’re unable to head straight to our dental office for any reason, we recommend using the following tips to take control of the situation:

Toothaches

A toothache can be caused by a wide variety of factors ranging from a dental infection to a crack in the enamel to a piece of food simply being stuck between the teeth. If flossing and rinsing around the hurting tooth doesn’t solve the problem, an OTC medication and cold compress can help provide temporary relief.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

Try to recover as many pieces of the tooth that you can and put them in a safe container. Be sure to bring them to our dental office. The remaining tooth should be covered either with a piece of sugarless gum or some dental wax to prevent it from accidentally cutting the inside of the mouth.

Knocked-Out Tooth

It is possible to replant a fully knocked out tooth, but only within an hour or so of the initial incident, so you need to move fast in this situation! Find the tooth, rinse it off while NOT touching the root, and be sure to keep it wet until we can see you. Ways to do this include putting it back in its socket, storing it in the cheek, or keeping it in a container with milk or saltwater.

Lost Filling/Crown

While a lost filling or crown might not seem like a big deal, it’s still smart to come see us right away to prevent the exposed tooth from developing any decay or damage. Try to place the restoration back onto the tooth, and if it won’t stay, some toothpaste can act as a temporary adhesive.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Man with healthy smile thanks to preventive dentistry to avoid dental emergencies

Here are just a few ways you can dramatically lower your chances of needing to make a sudden, unexpected dental visit:

  • Don’t munch on the hard ice in your cold drinks.
  • Carefully chew any foods that are particularly tough or sticky.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open a stubborn package.
  • Like to play sports? Invest in a custom-made mouthguard to keep your teeth safe from potential impacts.
  • Maintain routine oral hygiene and regularly see your dentist--this is the best way to handle small problems that could turn into big emergencies in the future.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Smiling man and woman after emergency dentistry

Every dental emergency is unique, so treatment must be adjusted to the needs of the patient. One might just require a small filling while another may need multiple teeth to be removed and replaced. Because of this, the cost of urgent dental care can vary widely. To help patients with this unexpected expense, Skyline Dental accepts all PPO dental insurance, and we can arrange for low-to-no interest financing as well.