Dental Emergencies in South New Jersey
We’ll get you out of pain the same day
We see patients who are experiencing dental emergencies on the same day during our office hours. If you are looking at our website after-hours during the week, you can call and leave a message and we will call you the next morning to get you in as soon as possible.
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If you have a dental emergency such as a knocked-out, loosened tooth, broken or cracked tooth, or an object stuck in your mouth, we will want to see you right away.
Our priorities are to get you out of pain, fix any immediate issues and treat any infection. Then we’ll create a treatment plan for any longer-term repair that’s needed.
Our friendly and caring staff will make you feel welcome and put you at ease. Your doctor will listen to your concerns, answer any questions you have and explain clearly what needs to be done.
Taking care of a knocked-out tooth
If a tooth has been knocked out, rinse your mouth, rinse the root if dirty and try placing the tooth gently back in the socket. Don’t touch the root at all. Once back in, bite gently on the tooth using a handkerchief placed between the upper and lower teeth until seen by a dentist.
If you aren’t able to do this, place the tooth between your cheek and gums, or in milk. It is important to keep it moist at all times.
A tooth re-implanted by you or a dentist within an hour of injury has the greatest chance of success. If no dentist is available, an emergency room can also treat your knocked out tooth.
For more tips on how to take care of an emergency dental situation, visit the American Dental Association’s patient information page on dental emergencies.To make an appointment, call 609.318.6386 (Mays Landing), 609.318.6405 (Somers Point) or click here to request an appointment online.