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Emergency Dentist Norwood NJ

If you’re facing a dental emergency, our team at Refine Dental Care is prepared to provide immediate assistance to alleviate your pain. If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, trauma, or any other urgent dental issue, don’t hesitate to contact us right away. Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies, ensuring you receive the care you need when it matters most.

We offer same-day emergency dentistry appointments for patients suffering from various dental emergencies. We can also handle same-day repairs for full and partial dentures. Please call us today to schedule your emergency appointment!

Considering the Emergency Room for Dental Issues?

For life-threatening injuries or severe trauma, please seek immediate medical attention or call 911. While emergency rooms are crucial for critical care, they may have limited capabilities in handling specific dental issues. Emergency dental treatments are best performed by dental professionals. After receiving necessary initial care at the ER for dental trauma, we recommend following up with Refine Dental Care for specialized dental assistance and comprehensive treatment.

Common Dental Emergencies

If you’re suffering from any of the following issues, you should call for an emergency dental appointment:

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Help for Common Dental Emergencies

Frequent Dental Emergencies and Your First Steps:

Severe Toothache

 Persistent, severe pain in a tooth, potentially signaling decay or infection.

  • Immediate Care: Rinse with warm water and gently floss to remove any food particles. Avoid applying aspirin directly to the sore area.
  • When to See the Dentist: If the pain persists for more than 24 hours or is severe.

Knocked-Out Tooth

 A tooth may be completely dislodged from its socket due to an accident or injury.

    • Immediate Care: Gently rinse the tooth without touching the root. If possible, reinsert it into the socket; if not, store it in milk or the patient’s saliva.
    • When to See the Dentist: Immediately. The sooner a knocked-out tooth is reimplanted, the higher the chance of it being saved.

Cracked or Broken Tooth

Teeth can chip, crack,  or break from trauma, biting hard objects, or decay.

  • Immediate Care: Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the face to reduce swelling.
  • When to See the Dentist: As soon as possible, especially if there is pain or sharp fragments that can cause injury to the mouth.

Abscessed Tooth

A painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth.

  • Immediate Care: Rinse with a mild saltwater solution several times a day to reduce pain and draw the pus toward the surface.
  • When to See the Dentist: Immediately, as abscesses can lead to more serious infections if left untreated.

Lost Filling or Crown

 Fillings or crowns can come loose or fall out.

  • Immediate Care: Rinse your mouth gently to remove any debris. Avoid chewing on the affected side to prevent sensitivity and further harm to the exposed tooth.
  • When to See the Dentist: As soon as possible to avoid further damage or decay.

Bleeding or Aching Gums

Gums bleeding or aching consistently, possibly indicating gum disease.

  • Immediate Care: Rinse with salt water and gently brush and floss your teeth. Avoid irritating the gums further.
  • When to See the Dentist: If bleeding persists or is coupled with swelling or pain.

Soft-Tissue Injuries

Injuries to the tongue, lips, or inside of the cheek causing bleeding.

  • Immediate Care: Clean the area with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and bleeding.
  • When to See the Dentist: If bleeding is excessive or doesn’t stop with pressure.

Help for Common
Dental Emergencies

In case of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call our office. We prioritize urgent cases and strive to accommodate emergency appointments promptly.

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