Dental Emergency

A dental emergency can be a terrifying experience, which is why you should make sure to treat the situation with exceptional care.
Genesis Dental in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, offers compassionate and effective emergency care for its patients with immediate needs. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, keep your smile beautiful and healthy by calling the office to schedule an emergency visit.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental condition that requires immediate attention or one in which you might lose a tooth for good.

The team at Genesis Dental is highly skilled and capable of treating emergency situations. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, try to get to the office as soon as possible to ensure the best likelihood of saving your smile.


Do I need emergency dental care?

You should seek out emergency dental care if you or a loved one have experienced an oral injury or condition that requires immediate care. Some of the more common reasons people seek emergency dental care include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • A filling or crown that’s come loose or has broken
  • Bleeding in your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Broken dentures
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips
  • Abscess

If you’ve chipped a tooth, but it doesn’t look like you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Nonetheless, don’t hesitate to call Genesis Dental for advice on how to best handle your situation.


How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

Knocking out your tooth is a critical dental emergency that requires immediate attention. You can potentially lose your tooth for good if you don’t receive dental care quickly, so get to Genesis Dental as soon as you can.

In the meantime, rinse both your mouth and the damaged tooth with warm water. When rinsing the tooth, don’t touch the tooth’s roots–only hold it by the crown.

If you can, try to reinsert your knocked-out tooth into your empty socket. If you can successfully get it in place, gently bite down on it until you get to Genesis Dental. Call right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

If your tooth won’t go back into the socket, hold it in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture helps prevent the roots from drying out.

If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, call Genesis Dental immediately to schedule your emergency visit.

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Come see Dr. Lazar and Dr. Galdieri at Genesis Dental, located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Call us to book your appointment today.