Emergency Dentistry

If you are currently 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. 

Around The Clock emergency dental care in Monroe township, NJ

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. 

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Which Types Of Emergencies Do We Treat?

  • Severe toothaches 
  • Dental infections 
  • 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 Are Experiencing 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. 

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 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!

 

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.

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“My family has been using Fiorentini Family Dentistry for over 30 years. They have helped us through routine, restorative and emergency dental needs. We cannot recommend them high enough.”

Susan Wilcox

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Why do you need treatment for a dental emergency

A dental emergency can get worse in a short period of time without proper treatment. Something that would be considered more minor can escalate to where it is a real issue. In some cases, infections may occur and need treatment alongside the actual emergency that you’re dealing with at the moment. This is why we recommend calling to get scheduled for treatment as soon as possible. 

What can be expected while undergoing Dental Emergency treatment?

The first thing we’ll do is to ask you about the problem you’re currently experiencing. This allows us to see if an x-ray is necessary and if it is, we will work to take one quickly and easily. We examine the x-ray and your teeth to determine the root cause of the actual problem. You will then have treatment administered while you’re in the office, as this helps to prevent the problem from getting worse. We will prescribe antibiotics if there is an active infection present at the time of your appointment.

If you think you might have an emergency and want to come in to see someone, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.

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