Dental Care When You Need it Most
Dental emergencies can be inconvenient, painful, and stressful. Our expert team is here to help you navigate through any dental issues, whether you have a toothache, knocked out or chipped tooth, or an infection. Whatever your emergency may be, contact the Dental Health Center of Holmdel right away to get out of pain and back to smiling!
A dental emergency is any oral health issue that is causing you serious pain, discomfort, or bleeding. If your situation fits these categories, it is considered a dental emergency.
Many different dental issues qualify as emergencies, such as major toothaches, cracked and broken teeth, bleeding gums and cuts to the gums and cheeks, and even damaged or pulled-out dental work. To get the help you need, contact the Dental Health Center of Holmdel for a same-day appointment.
We offer same-day appointments at the Dental Health Center of Holmdel so you can get the dental care you need right away. As soon as you notice your emergency, give us a call and tell us about the situation. We’ll offer helpful advice and schedule your appointment as soon as we can to ensure you get the care you need.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, do your best to avoid touching the root and grab it only by the crown. Rinse it off gently and put it back in the socket, or into a small container of cold milk. It must be kept moist until you see a dentist in order to keep the pulp alive and save the tooth. Come to Dental Health Center of Holmdel within 1-2 hours to have a knocked-out tooth splinted back into place.
You can take over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with pain. A topical analgesic like Orajel can also help with a toothache or damaged tooth. Applying an ice pack to the outside of your mouth near the affected area will also help with swelling and discomfort.
If your mouth is bleeding, you can absorb blood with a clean paper towel, gauze, or a cotton ball. Bleeding should slow within about an hour of your injury.
Note that these are not permanent solutions to your injury or oral condition. Make sure to come into our office as soon as you can to get the professional dental care you need.
Failing to get care for a minor issue, such as an aching tooth, can lead to further complications, such as a tooth infection. Prompt emergency care can save you both time and money, and help you avoid further pain and oral health issues.
A loose, knocked-out, or cracked tooth will require professional care to restore it and save it, and prevent premature tooth loss. Without immediate care, you could end up losing the affected tooth.
Professional dental care allows you to get immediate relief from your pain, and get back to your day-to-day routine more quickly. You will be able to chew, smile, and speak comfortably again.