Emergency Dental Care in the Freehold, NJ area
Accidents do happen, that is why we reserve time in our daily schedules for emergency dental situations. If the dental emergency occurs when our dental office is not open, call us at (732) 780-1400 to retrieve the emergency number so Dr. Brandon Elimanco can help you as soon as possible or visit your local emergency room.
Common dental emergencies and how to deal with them.
Question: What do I do if I knock out my tooth?
Answer: For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then call Dr. Brandon Elimanco at (732) 780-1400 right away to seek emergency dental care.
Question: What do I do if my child knocks out a tooth?
Answer: If the tooth is a baby tooth, the best thing to do is find the tooth, keep it moist and get to a dentist. Dr. Brandon Elimanco can see whether the entire tooth, or just part of it, came out. Dr. Brandon Elimanco can also determine whether to re-implant it again.
Question: What if I crack my tooth?
Answer: For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down. See Dr. Brandon Elimanco as soon as possible.
Question: If I bite my tongue or lip, how do I treat it?
Answer: If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress. Call Dr. Brandon Elimanco right away or go to the emergency room if there is excessive bleeding, the bleeding won’t stop or you are in a lot of pain.
Question: How do I treat a toothache?
Answer: For toothaches, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. Do not put aspirin on your aching tooth or gums; it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact Dr.Brandon Elimanco.
Question: How can I avoid a dental emergency?
Answer: There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
- Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.
- Visit your dentist regularly to keep your teeth and gums their healthiest