Cherry Hill Emergency Dental Care
There are many circumstances that are considered a dental emergency and require the help of a dentist immediately. We want to provide our patients with enough information to determine if they are having a dental emergency and how they should handle it. At Bernstein Dental, any patient suffering from a dental emergency is welcome to contact our dentist during business hours and we will fit you into our schedule. If an emergency occurs after hours, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Dental Emergency Situations
If you break or crack one or several of your teeth, the first step is to collect any tooth fragments or pieces that you can. If there is bleeding, it’s best to use gauze to stop any bleeding. Do not place direct pressure on the broken tooth. Instead, use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth to prevent severe swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop and/or the tooth is causing you severe pain, this is an emergency that should not wait. Contact our office immediately.
In the unfortunate circumstance that your tooth has been knocked out, the first step is to find the tooth. Next, the tooth should be gently rinsed in water to remove any particles that may be on it. It is important to handle the tooth by the crown (the top) instead of the root. If possible, try to place the tooth back into the socket. If not, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva for preservation until you visit us at our Cherry Hill dental office.
If a toothache has come on sudden and is causing you severe pain, you should first begin my rinsing your mouth with warm water and floss gently to remove any possible food particles. If your gums are swollen, place a cold compress over the outside of your mouth where it hurts. Contact us as soon as possible so we can try our best to save your tooth.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
If one of your teeth have become dislodged, this can cause severe pain, making chewing and talking difficult. Place a cold compress over your skin where your tooth hurts until you can be seen by one of our dentists in Cherry Hill.
Missing Restoration or Filling
If a dental filling or restoration such as a dental crown or bridge has fallen out, contact our dentist office immediately. To protect exposed cavities from a missing filling, you can use a piece of sugar-free gum to protect your tooth from any food particles or bacteria. If your dental crown or bridge has fallen out, try to place it back, without force. If not, hold onto the restoration until your dentist can reattach it.
Tissue Damage and Abscesses
If your gum tissue has been damaged or you are forming an abscess, we recommend rinsing your mouth with salt water several times per day. Moist gauze can be used to lessen pain or stop bleeding. If the abscess or tissue damage begins to worsen in pain or appearance, please contact our dental office for assistance.
Contact Our Emergency Dentist in Cherry Hill
If you have a dental emergency listed above, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Cherry Hill. We will squeeze you in during office hours or find a way to help you after hours if necessary. If you are not sure if your emergency can wait, contact us at 856-616-9191 anyways and we will help you as best as we can.