Montvale Emergency Dentist

Dental emergencies can interrupt your day-to-day life and cause a significant amount of pain. Whether it’s a sudden toothache, a missing or damaged piece of dental work like a crown or filling, or a tooth that has been damaged from an oral injury, it’s important to get treatment right away. At Bear Brook Dental Care, Dr. Kiwon Lee and Dr. Chul Won Lee specialize in restorative dentistry, and we will restore your dental health to get your life back to normal.

What Counts As A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any oral issue that is causing you pain and discomfort, that you cannot treat on your own. This includes oral injuries, such as:

  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Impacted teeth (teeth driven back into the socket)
  • Cracked, chipped, and damaged teeth
  • Oral damage like cheek and gum lacerations
  • Loose teeth
  • Damaged fillings or crowns
  • Severe toothaches

How to Care for an Emergency

The most important thing to do is to stay calm. Contact Bear Brook Dental Care right away to schedule an emergency appointment, because the sooner you get treatment, the better.  Some issues, like a knocked-out tooth, should be treated within 1-2 hours in order to save the tooth.  All dental emergencies should be treated within 12 hours, or as soon as possible.

After you have scheduled your emergency appointment, do your best to recover any teeth or dental work that have fallen out. Knocked-out teeth should be replaced in the socket or kept in a cup of milk to preserve the pulp.

If you are bleeding or in pain, you can address this by placing gauze or clean cotton balls in your mouth to absorb blood, or taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen. Aspirin should NOT be used, as it is a blood thinner and interferes with the clotting process. You can also use external ice packs to relieve pain and swelling, but DO NOT place ice directly on the affected area.

Come To Bear Brook Dental Care Today For Treatment!

At Bear Brook Dental Care, we specialize in emergency dentistry, and we prioritize patients who are suffering from oral trauma or discomfort. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us right away at (201) 746-9474 and let us know that you’re coming in. You can also come directly to our office at 305 W Grand Ave, Suite #100, Montvale, NJ 07645 for treatment. The sooner your dental issue is taken care of by an expert, the better your outcome will be.

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