Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Services

How can we help you?

At Middletown Dental, we want you to be an active participant in achieving and maintaining your oral health, and we understand that you may have questions about your treatment. We welcome your questions, and we’ve included answers here to some of the questions we hear most. If you find that your question isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact our office.

Emergency Services

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.

The most important thing to do is to remain calm and contact your child's dentist in Middletown, NJ.

Start by finding the tooth. Hold it by the crown rather than the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If damage, swelling, or pain make that impossible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the dentist.

In some cases, we can reset the tooth. 

Is My Child's Dental Issue an Emergency?

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • A tooth that is partly or completely knocked out of its socket
  • Injury to the gums, tongue, or other soft tissue
  • Oral abscess
  • Losing a filling, crown, or other dental restoration

If you are unsure whether the situation is an emergency, reach out to our dental team. We can advise you on the next steps and help you make the right decision for your child's oral health.

Contact Us to Schedule an Emergency Dental Appointment

If you or your child are experiencing a dental emergency in the areas of Middletown, Holmdel, New Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Keyport, Union Beach, or beyond, call our office at (732) 495-4444. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible. 

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