University Dental Care
Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in New Brunswick, NJ
When you have a severe dental injury or intense dental pain, you need an emergency dentist. Lanny Rubin, DDS, and his team provide expert same-day emergency dental care at University Dental Care in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Whether you have a painful abscess or knocked out a tooth, the team can help. Call the office or request a same-day appointment for emergency dental care.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What are dental emergencies?
Any injury or illness that puts your teeth and oral health at risk could be a dental emergency. University Dental Care diagnoses and treats:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Severe cuts on the gums, cheeks, or lips
- Dental abscesses
Some of the signs that you need an emergency dentist include severe pain, swelling, and uncontrollable bleeding.
What should I do if I need an emergency dentist?
Call University Dental Care. The friendly and knowledgeable receptionist gathers information about your dental emergency and schedules you for a same-day appointment.
If you injure yourself after hours or can’t come to the office right away, they schedule an appointment on the next day. If necessary, the team might recommend visiting urgent care for immediate treatment.
You can apply ice packs to relieve swelling or pain, but don’t take a painkiller like aspirin or ibuprofen as it could increase bleeding. You can gently bite down on sterile gauze to help control bleeding.
If you’ve knocked out a tooth, carefully pick it up and rinse it while only touching the crown. If possible, place it back in its socket or between your cheek and gums. You can also keep the tooth moist in a tooth preservation solution, but don’t put it in water.
How are dental emergencies treated?
Your emergency dentist begins by assessing your condition. They ask about your symptoms and how you injured yourself.
Then, your dentist provides the treatment needed to repair your tooth and restore your dental health. This could include:
- Root canal
- Fitting dental crowns
- Using dental bonding to repair a crack or chip
- Treatments to drain and clean abscessed teeth
University Dental Care puts your dental health first. After providing the initial emergency dental care, you might need to schedule follow-up appointments for additional treatment or to ensure your dental care effectively saved your smile.
Can an emergency dentist save a knocked-out tooth?
It depends on your situation. If you’ve taken the steps explained above to preserve your tooth, you increase your chances of having the tooth reimplanted in your jaw.
The University Dental Care team does everything they can to save your tooth.
If you need an emergency dentist, call University Dental Care right away. You can also request a same-day appointment.