Emergency Dentistry Services Offered in Princeton, NJ
Seek emergency dentistry if you lose a permanent tooth or have a severe toothache that doesn’t improve with at-home treatment or in office treatment. At DenTull in Princeton, New Jersey, general and cosmetic dentist Janak Tull, DMD, and Dr. Lekha Tull, DDS, offers same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. Drs. Tull lives near the practice and can provide prompt care within an hour of almost any emergency. Call DenTull today to receive emergency dentistry or book your appointment online.
Will I Know if I Need Emergency Dentistry?
Minor issues, like cracked crowns or damaged fillings, usually don’t require same-day care. However, certain scenarios need immediate treatment to prevent the issue from worsening.
If you aren’t sure whether you need emergency dentistry, the DenTull team recommends answering the following questions:
- Is there gum swelling?
- Are you in severe pain?
- Were you hit in the face or mouth?
- Is your mouth bleeding?
- Are there any loose teeth?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, call DenTull immediately. The team always makes time for same-day visits.
What Types of Issues Does Emergency Dentistry Treat?
The DenTull team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Severe toothaches
- Soft tissue damage, such as lacerations or cuts
- Biting down on your tongue
- Loose teeth
- Pain when biting and chewing
- Items trapped between the teeth
- Broken dental restorations
- Damaged orthodontic appliances (clear aligners and braces)
If you crack or chip a permanent tooth, seek treatment, even if the injury is minor. Intervention can prevent damage from worsening and preserve your smile.
What Happens During an Emergency Dentistry Appointment?
Your DenTull provider reviews your dental records and asks about your emergency, including what happened, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and if you’ve taken any medication or tried other at-home treatments.
Next, they complete an oral exam and order a series of oral X-rays to get a closer look at your jaw, alveolar bone, and tooth roots. After identifying the cause of your discomfort, the team develops a personalized treatment plan that relieves pain and repairs the damage.
How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?
The easiest way to prevent the need for emergency dentistry is to schedule routine checkups with the DenTull team. Routine oral exams and preventive teeth cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy and free from decay or damage.
Avoid bad habits like nail-biting, opening packaging with your teeth, and chewing on ice. If you play contact sports, wearing a mouthguard can keep your teeth from being chipped, knocked out, or broken.
Call DenTull today to request emergency dentistry for yourself or your child, or make your appointment online.