Count on Us For Emergency Dentistry in Brick
There are many kinds of dental emergencies, but one thing that they all have in common is that absolutely none of them are ever planned. No one can anticipate a knocked out tooth or broken crown ruining their day! However, for the people of Brick, what they can do is have a plan should the unexpected ever happen to their smile. What is that plan? It is simple: call Drum Point Family & Implant Dentistry.
When you call us with an emergency, we will immediately spring into action to help you. We always try to see emergency patients the same day that they call in, because when you are in pain, you should not be kept waiting! We are able to handle a wide variety of dental emergencies in-house, so if you or a loved one ever suffer a dental injury or develop some kind of dental pain, turn to us, and we will be there when you need us the most.
We Can Handle the Following Dental Emergencies and More:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed tooth
- Damaged dental work
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you suspect that you have suffered a broken bone in addition to your dental injury, or if you cannot stop bleeding after 10 minutes, be sure to head straight to your local emergency room first. Contact us only after you have been cleared to leave! If you are unsure whether or not your situation is a dental emergency, just give us a call, and we will be happy to advise you on what to do next.
Dental Emergency Tips
- Right after one has happened, take a moment to breathe and calm yourself.
- Contact Drum Point Family & Implant Dentistry as soon as you can.
- If a tooth has been knocked out, pick it up while only touching the crown, rinse it off, and try to place it back into your mouth. If this is not possible, put it in a container of milk or saltwater. It must stay wet until you can make it to our office!
- For a crown that has broken or fallen out, try to place it back onto your tooth using a bit of toothpaste, dental wax, or dental adhesive (all of which you can find at your local pharmacy) until you can come see us.
- A cold compress used in 10-minute intervals can help reduce pain and swelling.
- A clean rag or gauze can be used to control and stop bleeding.
- An OTC medication can help with pain as well, but avoid aspirin, as this could actually make bleeding worse.
How to Avoid a Dental Emergency
- Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you play sports, no matter your age or level of play.
- Do not chew on extremely hard items like ice or rock candies.
- Do not use your teeth to open bottles, packages, or tear off tags.
- Come see us for regular checkups and cleanings so we can catch a small problem before it turns into an emergency later!