Emergency Dental Care
Oakland Dental Care provides emergency dentistry services in Oakland, NJ. Call 201-337-7733 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Your dental emergency is our priority! We understand that a dental emergency can disrupt your life, making it hard to eat, speak, and sleep, which is why our team gives immediate attention to all urgent needs. When you call our office during our regular hours, we will make arrangements to see you for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. We offer evening appointments three days a week for your convenience.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency outside of our normal office hours, call us at 201-337-7733 and follow the instructions provided. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible. In case of uncontrolled bleeding, severe facial trauma, or a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room for treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is typically severe tooth pain, bleeding that will not stop, or a tooth that needs prompt care in order to be saved, often after being badly damaged or knocked out due to dental trauma. If you’re dealing with any of these situations, call our office right away so we can arrange our schedule to see you.
Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?
While a knocked out primary (or baby) tooth cannot be put back in, a secondary (or adult) tooth can be. To maximize the chances of successful replantation, hold the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root. If the tooth is visibly dirty, rinse it with milk or saliva. If you can, carefully reinsert the tooth back into the socket, or place it in a small cup of saliva or milk to preserve it until your appointment. Call our office immediately and we can replant your tooth and use a splint to hold it in place so the gums can reattach.
What should I do if my tooth breaks off?
If a tooth is merely chipped and you’re not experiencing any pain, it can be repaired with dental bonding or a veneer; it’s not an emergency that needs same-day treatment. On the other hand, if your tooth breaks off and the remaining tooth structure is sharp or you’re in pain, it’s a dental emergency. Call our office and, if you have the pieces of the tooth that broke off, place them in a small cup of milk or saliva. A piece of sugarless gum can be used on the broken tooth to alleviate sensitivity and protect it from additional damage.
Is a tooth abscess dangerous?
Yes, a tooth abscess is a dental emergency because it has the potential to be dangerous. It can cause severe pain, spread infection throughout the mouth, and even to the jawbone and other parts of the body via the bloodstream. Urgent treatment is important.
Will a toothache go away?
Sometimes toothaches will go away on their own, but they’re often a sign of a serious dental issue that requires treatment. You could have an infection, cracked tooth, or cavity.
Call 201-337-7733 to schedule your appointment.