Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

What should I consider a dental emergency?

A few factors define a dental emergency, but the main one can be how much pain you are experiencing. Another aspect of a dental emergency is that your condition requires urgent care. Regardless of how you define it, most people feel a problem is urgent when it interferes with daily life.

What you should do first if you’re considering a dental emergency is call Middletown Dental. We are always ready to work with you when you need emergency dental services in Middletown, NJ. To prepare for this call, we can list numerous common dental emergencies and how to address them.

Examples of Common Middletown Dental Emergencies

A Knocked-Out Tooth – a definite emergency; you should call us immediately so that we have a chance of saving your tooth by reimplanting it.

Tooth or Gum Pain – most toothaches are caused by a dental infection, and the worse the toothache, the more serious the infection. You should always treat an infection before it becomes severe enough to cause a lost tooth.

Chipped or Fractured Tooth – You should seek treatment for even a chipped tooth as sharp edges may cut the inside of your mouth, while a fully broken tooth can be replaced with a dental crown, so you don’t lose chewing function.

Mouth Injury – if you have a cut on your lips, cheeks, or gums, you should stop the bleeding with light pressure and a cold compress. Then, call us immediately so we can help you decide the next thing you should do.

We advise you overall to use your best judgment, and wherever in doubt, please call and discuss your situation with a member of our dental team.

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