Dental Emergency – Edison, NJ
Specialized Emergency Care For Complex Situations
Dental emergencies always happen at the most stressful moments. For more complex cases, it may be difficult to find an emergency dentist that has enough experience, knowledge, and skills to handle them. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have Dr. Shah’s number on-hand. As a prosthodontist, he has undergone advanced training to handle the most complicated emergency cases, so you can trust that you’re in safe hands if you ever find yourself in experiencing a dental emergency in Edison, NJ.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Dental Crowns Provided in One Visit
- No More Nerves with Nitrous Sedation
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The first step you should always take if you experience a dental emergency is contact our dental office. We will do our best to carve out an appointment time for you in our schedule the same day so you don’t have to sit in pain. Our team can also provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance to ensure that your mouth doesn’t sustain any additional damage between the time of the accident and when you get to our prothodontic office.
Ill-fitting dentures often make it difficult to eat and swallow, cause bleeding and painful gums, and may result in bad breath. To ease your pain until you reach our specialty dental office, take your dentures out, rinse them with salt water, and place a warm or cold compress on your mouth.
Retrieve the broken-off pieces of tooth and rinse them under a cool stream of water. Place them in a bag and bring it to your appointment. If you have a jagged edge of tooth, use some sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax to cover the area and prevent tissue irritation.
Time is of the essence--it’s important to get to our dental office within an hour of the incident so we have the greatest chance of replanting the tooth. Retrieve it off the ground, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, rinse it gently with water, and store it in a sealable container with milk or saltwater to keep it alive.
Joint Pain/Chronic Headaches
Joint pain in the area of the jaw that attaches to the skull is a sign of TMJ dysfunction. This condition can cause intense discomfort. Try placing a hot or cold compress on the area until you’re able to reach our prosthodontic office for pain-relieving therapy.
Damaged or lost restorations can result in infection if they’re not addressed in a timely manner, so although you can temporarily reattach the crown or filling with a dab of denture adhesive, it’s important to get it repaired and replaced as soon as possible.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although you can’t prevent ALL dental emergencies, there are some proven ways you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. Here are some tips to help make that happen:
- Maintain good at-home oral hygiene.
- Visit our specialty dental office for semi-annual checkups and cleanings.
- Don’t wear down your teeth by chewing on ice, fingernails, and other hard items.
- Maintain a nutritious diet that is low in added sugar.
- Wear a protective mouthguard when you play sports.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Every emergency situation is unique, which is why we’ll examine your mouth beforehand in order to determine what treatment you need. More involved procedures that require the placement of restorations and tooth extractions will be more costly than those that address minor damage. At Edison Prosthodontics, we accept many PPO plans and are more than happy to file insurance claims on your behalf to make this type of care easily affordable.