Dental Emergencies

Seeking care immediately if you are experiencing a dental emergency is important! Dental emergencies happen, and we do our best to provide you with the care you need by making room in our schedule whenever possible.

Why Is It Needed?

Various reasons contribute to the need for emergency dental care. Some of the common dental emergencies we treat are:

Chipped or Cracked Tooth

A chipped or cracked tooth is a common cause of a dental emergency. Some things that could lead to a chipped or cracked tooth are trauma on the mouth while engaging in sports, during accidents and falls or even chewing hard foods.

A chip in the tooth is where a piece of the tooth breaks off. Often you will not feel pain if the chip is on the outer part of the tooth, but for significant chips where the tooth nerves are exposed, you may. If the chip is minor, the dentist will smoothen the edges. The dentist may need to add a crown, filling, or a cap for larger chips. A tooth crack usually occurs at the jawline and affects the tooth nerves and blood vessels, making it more painful than a chip. You are likely to feel more pain as you chew. If the crack is minor, the dentist’s treatment may be through resin bonding. It may be necessary to perform a root canal for more significant damage.

Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can result from abscesses, cavities, or impacted wisdom teeth. It can also be because of Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder (TMD) which affects the joint muscles that open and close the mouth, causing jaw pain.

Trauma, arthritis, sinusitis, or even a heart attack can all be causes of jaw pain. It is essential not to ignore jaw pain. Once you visit our office, the dentist will examine your mouth and jaw to find and treat the cause of the pain as quickly as possible.

Damaged Dental Work

Whether you receive a crown filling, root canal, or other dental work, we urge you to care for yourself after visiting the dentist. Damage to the dental work may cause bleeding or pain. In the case of any damage, it is paramount that you seek immediate medical attention.

Toothaches

Toothaches range from mildly annoying to nearly debilitating. They could result from a cavity, abscess, impacted wisdom teeth, a cracked tooth, having something stuck in your teeth, biting too hard, or flossing too aggressively. Whatever the cause, toothaches are hard to ignore and the symptoms and underlying causes can worsen the longer you wait.

Recovery time

The dental emergency you are experiencing will determine your pain and recovery time. Like in any other dental procedure, this will vary from patient to patient.

Contact DenTull Today

Get relief from your dental emergencies at DenTull. We provide care for most dental emergencies to ensure that you are safe and healthy. Contact us or call us at (866) 336-8855 to set up an appointment at our Princeton, NJ office that could change your life.