Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
A toothache or an abscessed tooth will make you wonder, “Where do I find emergency dental care near me?” The answer is at our dental office. Local emergency dentists in Denville will work to alleviate your pain and determine how to keep the problem from recurring. Knowing that help is available should alleviate some of the anxiety that you may feel.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dentists in Denville?
If you are searching for “emergency dental care near me,” most emergency dentists offer urgent care during regular office hours. If your emergency is after-hours and you can wait until our office opens, call our office as soon as we open. We will do our best to get you an appointment right away, often on the same day that you call. Contact our office to arrange an appointment for emergency dental care.
What Services Can I Find at an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
Emergency dentists treat patients in acute pain or individuals who have an issue that will become worse if they delay getting treatment. Emergency dental services offered at our office during normal business hours include:
- Alleviating acute tooth pain
- Emergency tooth repair
- Emergency tooth pulling
- Pain relief and repair of orthodontic devices
- Wisdom tooth pain management
- Lost or loose restorations replacement
- Treatment for dental infections
When Should I Visit an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
I’m not sure if I should ask for emergency dental care; how do I know if I have an actual emergency?
If you have any of the following issues, seek help from emergency dentists quickly:
Broken or Fractured Teeth
A fractured or broken tooth is a dental emergency, even if you have no pain or intermittent pain. If you have a jagged edge, use dental wax or sugar-free gum to cover the sharp edge until emergency dentists can see you.
If you have knocked-out teeth or a single knocked-out tooth, we might be able to re-implant it. Hold the tooth by the crown, rinse it off and gently try to place it back in the socket before calling our office for further instructions.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe toothache pain or pressure could occur for a number of reasons. Schedule an appointment with local emergency dentists, especially if you also have a fever or earache.
Minor tooth sensitivity is common, however, if the sensitivity comes on suddenly or it is severe, you might have a cracked tooth or a gum infection.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Left untreated, dental decay can reach the tooth’s root causing agonizing pain. Emergency dentists can treat the tooth and try to save it.
Tooth decay or gum disease can lead to an abscessed tooth, which is extremely painful. Do not delay urgent dental care as an untreated abscessed tooth can lead to significant complications.
Lost or Loose Fillings
When you have lost or loose fillings in your mouth, it may not seem like an emergency now, but your teeth are left unprotected against damage or decay.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
Usually, emergency dentists can give you a temporary or permanent restoration to protect your tooth, which is weakened by broken crowns or lost restorations.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
If you are experiencing orthodontic pain or injuries, one of our dentists can alleviate your pain and stabilize your braces for you. Orthodontic issues, such as broken brackets, are common for people with metal braces.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Our dentists can treat tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding if the problem becomes serious by reinforcing the enamel and fitting you with a night guard to prevent further damage.
The combination of sinus pressure and tooth pain could signal impacted wisdom teeth or a dental infection. Our dentist can rule out these issues before recommending that you see your primary medical care provider.
When Should I Seek Emergency Dental Care Immediately?
I don’t believe that I can wait for treatment. When should I call 911 or have someone take me to the ER?
There are some emergencies that need immediate medical and dental care. If you experience any of the following, call 911 or have someone take you to the closest ER, and then contact your primary care physician:
- Severe gum swelling or any other severe facial swelling
- Any facial injuries that damage your teeth or jaw
- Severe bleeding
What Does Emergency Dental Care Cost?
We cannot say what your emergency dental services will cost until one of our dentists examines you. While our emergency dental office offers low cost urgent dental care, we understand that without insurance, the unexpected cost could be a burden. Our emergency dental office accepts most insurance plans and major credit cards. We also offer flexible financing options. Please do not delay emergency treatment because you are worried about the cost. Your problem will not just go away, it will lead to you needing more expensive restorative care if you wait.
DentRite®, a discount dental plan, will save you money on future visits. One low, flat fee covers you for a full year and you can add your family members as well. You can use your discount card at our office as often as you like, without any paperwork or claim forms. Since DentRite is not dental insurance, it is open to everyone and you can’t be turned down. The savings on preventative care can help you take charge of your dental health once again.
What do I do if I have an after-hours dental emergency?
If you need help right away, it is best to visit an ER or call 911 for immediate assistance. When in doubt about the seriousness of your dental problem, go to the ER. If you can wait to see local emergency dentists in Denville during normal office hours, call us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible if our office is closed. We will get you in for emergency dental care as quickly as we can.