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Emergency Dentist Specialist

Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Bloomfield, NJ

When you have a sudden dental problem, taking fast action can save your tooth and preserve your oral health. At Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC in Bloomfield, New Jersey, the dedicated emergency dentists make time for patients who experience sports injuries, accidents, and other trauma involving the teeth and gums. Have an emergency? Contact New Jersey’s best emergency dentist by phone or use the online scheduling tool anytime.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

When should I visit an emergency dentist versus the emergency room?

If you’re injured in an accident, a hospital emergency room is the first step. The experienced emergency medicine physicians at your local hospital can treat all types of bodily injuries including broken bones, lacerations, punctures, and other traumatic injuries. 

If you have a damaged tooth or gums, call Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC as soon as possible after leaving the emergency room. The experienced dentists can treat all types of trauma involving the mouth. They see emergency patients on a priority basis.

What should I do if I chip my tooth?

If you chip your tooth, take quick action to keep it healthy. Rinse with lukewarm salt water immediately and apply clean gauze if you’re bleeding. If you’re in pain, apply a cool cloth with light pressure. 

Contact the Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC office right away to schedule an emergency dentistry appointment. The dentists make every effort to see emergency tooth restoration patients as soon as possible.

When do I need an emergency tooth extraction?

The skilled dentists at Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC extract teeth only when it’s the last option. They make every effort to preserve natural teeth, but in certain cases, you might need emergency extraction. Examples include:

  • Severe tooth trauma
  • Infection
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Restoration cost is too high

Your dentist reviews all options with you. There are a variety of tooth restorations if you need an emergency extraction, such as dental implants and dental bridges. 

How can I reduce the risk of dental emergencies?

There are a few things you can do to minimize your risk of a dental emergency, including: 

  • Wear a custom mouth guard for sports
  • Don’t chew on ice, straws, or other non-food items
  • Don’t use your teeth to open bags or chew fingernails
  • Don’t pick your teeth with straws, toothpicks, or other items

By taking these precautions and keeping up optimal hygiene at home, you can significantly reduce the chance of a dental emergency like a chipped tooth, knocked-out tooth, or other tooth trauma. 

Book your appointment with an experienced emergency dentist by calling Creating Smiles Family Dentistry PC, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.