Emergency Dentist in Morganville
If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately at 732-972-0918. We will get you the treatment you need, fast.
Your life doesn’t stop when the clock strikes 5, so why should your dental care? At Champagne Smiles, we understand that dental emergencies, including toothaches, tooth loss and facial / oral trauma can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some situations simply can’t wait until the next day for the proper treatment. As one of New Jersey’s premier dental practices, we are committed to providing our patients with top-quality dental care, around the clock. If you experience a dental emergency, you can count on us to provide the care you need, quickly and safely.
What kinds of dental emergencies do you treat?
A dental emergency can arise anytime, anywhere. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, we encourage you to contact our office to seek treatment. Some of the conditions that we often treat patients for include:
- Severe toothaches
- Severe swelling of the gums
- Loss of a permanent tooth
- Broken dental crowns / fillings
- Broken dental veneers
- Chipped / cracked teeth
- Damaged dental implant
- Damaged dentures
- Trauma to the mouth or teeth due to an accident
What to Do If You Experience a Dental Emergency
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to take the following steps in the interim of visiting our office.
If you have a toothache: Clean the mouth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the area to prevent swelling. You may wish to take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce irritation.
If you have lost a tooth: Rinse the mouth with warm water and apply pressure to the area to stop bleeding. Apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling. If you are able to locate the tooth, gently rinse it with water, however do not store the tooth in water. Dr. Champagne will make every attempt to save the tooth.
If your gums are swollen: Gently brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with a warm, saltwater solution. You may wish to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Things you can do to avoid dental emergencies
According to the American Dental Association, 15 million Americans suffer a dental emergency each year. While all emergency situations cannot be avoided, there are steps that you can take to decrease your chances of experiencing a dental emergency. They include:
Visit Your Dentist Regularly. One of the common dental emergencies we treat is severe toothaches and dental abscesses. These issues are commonly caused by cavities and other oral infections. With regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene habits, these conditions can be avoided, and help you steer clear of a dental emergency.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms. Everyone has a different threshold for pain / discomfort, but if something doesn’t feel right, chances are that it isn’t. We encourage patients not to ignore abnormal tooth pain, facial pain, bleeding gums or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms. Dealing with these issues when they arise can help avoid a dental emergency in the future.
Wear a mouth guard. It is estimated that up to 39 percent of dental emergencies occur while playing sports, and nearly 80 percent of said injuries affect one or more of the front teeth. Just as you wear a helmet when riding a bike, it is important to protect your teeth when playing sports or taking part in rigorous physical activity. Mouth guards can protect your teeth, and save you a trip to the dentist. Mouth guards can be purchased at your nearby drugstore, or you can have custom-fit mouth guards made especially for you.
If for any reason you decide to forego emergency dental care, we encourage you to make an appointment at our office as soon as possible. Conditions such as dental abscesses, missing teeth and swollen gums can lead to further oral health conditions in the future.