Emergency Care

If you are currrently experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately at (732) 545-1023.  If we are not currently open, please listen to the prompts to get in touch with us right away.

 

Your life doesn’t stop when the clock strikes 5, so why should your dental care.  At Fiorentini Family Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we are here to help.  Some situations cannot wait until the next day for treatment.  If you experience such an emergency, be assured that you can count on us to provide you the care you need in a timely fashion.

 

Which Types of Emergencies Do We Treat?

  • Severe toothaches
  • Severe swelling of the gums or tissue
  • Loss of a permanent tooth
  • Broken crowns/fillings
  • Chipped/cracked teeth
  • Problem with dental implants
  • Denture issues (lost a tooth or clasp, fracture of denture base)
  • Trauma to the mouth due to an accident

What to Do If You Experience a Dental Emergency?

If you are currrently experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately at (732) 545-1023 and visit our office in Monroe Township or Highland Park.

 

If you have a toothache: Clean your mouth thoroughly.  Brush the affected area and floss to see if any debris have been caught in the area.  Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and apply a cold compress to the area to prevent swelling.  You may take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce irritation.

 

If you have lost a permanent tooth: If this is for a child with mixed dentition, first make sure that it is a permanent tooth and not a baby tooth.  If you can find the tooth, pick it up by the crown (the white part) and avoid touching the root.  If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly under cold water.  Next try to replant the tooth back into the socket as best as you can.  Bite on some gauze or a handkerchief to hold it in position while you get to us to stabilize the tooth.  If it is not possible to replant the tooth, place the tooth in a glass of milk, Hank’s balanced storage medium, or hold it under the patient’s tongue while you get to us.  Call us immediately to help stabilize the tooth!

 

If your gums are swollen:  Clean your mouth thoroughly.  Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and apply a cold compress to the area to prevent swelling.  You may take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce irritation.