Be Prepared This Summer!
We don’t know about you, but we have been thoroughly enjoying the summer weather! There is nothing quite like a summer in New Jersey, with the endless number of activities right at our fingertips. While we hope you are having a summer full of fun, we want to remind you that accidents can happen at any time. Dental emergencies are last on the list of what we would expect, but it is always good to be prepared. Read on to learn more important information about dental emergencies.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Generally speaking, a dental emergency is anything out of the ordinary that deals with your dental health. If you or a loved one experiences pain, discomfort, or trauma to the mouth, it is important to assess the situation and remain level headed. It is best to contact our office and explain the situation. Our staff can help guide you if you need an immediate appointment, you can be seen in a few days or you need to head to the emergency room.
Types of Dental Emergencies
If you experience any of the following, be sure to contact us immediately:
- Lost filling or crown
- Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
- Partially dislodged or knocked out permanent tooth
- Severely bitten lip or tongue
- Severe bleeding of the lips, tongue, or gums
Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency
The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to maintain routine hygiene examinations. During routine exams, we are able to inspect your mouth for problem areas and treat them as soon as possible. Another way to prevent a dental emergency is to use a mouthguard whenever playing sports or contact activities.
If you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, it is extremely important to remain calm and assess the situation. For anything severe, we recommend heading to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, be sure to call our office located in Spotswood, NJ, and we can schedule an appointment for you. We hope you have a happy and healthy rest of your summer, and we will see you in our office soon!