Empire Dental Group of New Jersey
Alla Pavlushkin, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Old Bridge, NJ
If you experience a dental emergency, like a severe toothache or damaged restoration, don’t wait to take action. At Empire Dental Group of New Jersey, Alla Pavlushkin, DDS, and the team offer a full suite of emergency dentistry services, including same-day consultations, pain management, and emergency root canals. To schedule an appointment at the Old Bridge, New Jersey, practice, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff, walk-in during normal business hours, or book online today.
Dental Emergency Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is an accident or injury that affects your oral health and requires immediate attention. If you lose a tooth, develop a severe cavity, or get hit in the mouth, it’s important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Failing to meet with Dr. Pavlushkin and the team could mean the difference between serious oral health problems and a beautiful smile.
What types of problems are considered a dental emergency?
Dr. Pavlushkin and the team use emergency dentistry to treat a variety of oral health problems, including:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gum, tongue, and cheek injuries
- Loose tooth
- Oral abscesses
You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you have a crown or bridge and it cracks, loosens, or falls out.
What if I lose a tooth or damage a restoration?
If you lose a tooth or damage a restoration, it’s important to act quickly:
Carefully pick up your tooth and rinse it off in cool tap water. Once cleaned, try and place it back in the socket. If the tooth continues to wobble, tuck it inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk, then call the team right away. They can provide you with tips to minimize pain, bleeding, or swelling on the way to the office.
If you chip or damage a dental restoration like a crown or bridge, pick up the pieces, rinse them off, and place them in a plastic bag. Once the restoration is secure, call the team and explain the situation.
How can I prevent a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can occur at any time, so there’s no way to prevent them entirely. Even so, there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risk. Dr. Pavlushkin and the team recommend practicing good oral hygiene, visiting the dentist at least twice a year, and eating a healthy, balanced diet.
If you play contact sports like football or hockey, or you enjoy extreme activities like skateboarding or mountain biking, wear a mouthguard. These custom oral appliances can significantly reduce the risk of chips, cracks, or knocked-out teeth.
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, request a consultation at Empire Dental Group of New Jersey right away. Book online, call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff, or walk in during normal business hours today.