When you have a knocked-out tooth or serious tooth pain, you can’t wait until the next scheduled appointment. Luckily, Navleen Kaur Thind, DDS, and her experienced dental team are ready to help when you have an emergency. Call her office at Academy Dental if you live in Hamilton or East Orange, New Jersey or one of the neighboring cities of Robbinsville, Bordentown, Trenton, and Newark, or book online when you have a case that needs immediate attention.
Dental emergencies often occur when you experience trauma to the mouth, such as when a tooth is knocked out. Other emergencies include:
If you have a dental problem and you’re not sure it constitutes an emergency, call the office of Academy Dental anyway. The experienced staff can help you determine if you need an immediate appointment.
If a tooth is knocked out, handle it as little as possible. Rinse it if it’s dirty, but avoid touching the root. Then, if possible, place your tooth back its socket. If that’s too painful, put it in a glass of whole milk and transport it to Academy Dental. If you get to the office soon enough, Dr. Thind and her colleagues may be able to reattach your tooth.
You should get broken crowns or fillings fixed as soon as possible to prevent damage to your tooth. Plus, your affected tooth will likely be very sensitive, making eating and drinking difficult. The staff at Academy Dental will work to replace your crown or filling as soon as possible.
In some cases, a chipped tooth can wait a few days to be repaired. However, you’re best off contacting Academy Dental immediately so the dental experts can determine the severity of your situation. If you have the chip, wrap it in wet gauze and place it in a plastic bag. The longer you wait, the more your chances grow of sustaining permanent damage to your tooth.
You can take some simple steps to avoid a dental emergency. If you participate in sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth during falls or tackles. Don’t chew hard items, including ice and popcorn kernels, which can crack a tooth. Also, avoid using your teeth as tools to cut objects.
If you think you have a dental emergency, call Academy Dental or book an appointment online.