Emergency Dental Treatments
When You Need an Emergency Dental Treatment in Moorestown NJ
If you are experiencing a dental emergency during regular business hours, contact our office immediately at (856) 533-0900. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency after hours, please call our office number and follow the instructions to be promptly connected to one of our dentists for advice and to arrange an emergency office visit.
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
Any oral health problem or injury to the teeth or gums that is causing you great pain or discomfort can be a potentially serious problem and should be considered a dental emergency. There are also dental health complications that may not seem like an emergency but that should be tended to by your biomimetic Moorestown dentist sooner rather than later.
The foundation of biomimetic dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. When you are having a tooth problem, getting dental assistance immediately will be a major factor in preserving your oral health and the original foundation of your smile. The longer you wait to have your emergency addressed, the more you risk the need for more extensive dental work.
If You Have a Toothache
When your tooth hurts or is extra-sensitive to heat or cold on a recurring basis, it’s probably safe to say that a cavity has settled in. If you keep up with your bi-annual dental visits and annual x-rays, your dentist will identify and address any threats festering under the surface before they become a problem. If it has been too long since you visited your dentist and you’ve reached the point of no return, you will likely need a tooth-colored filling to repair any decay or a root canal of the cavity that has reached a nerve. There could, of course, be other problems in play, but only a thorough dental exam will tell you for certain. Our goal is always to see you in a timely fashion to get you out of pain.
If You Have a Chipped or Broken Tooth
Damage to the tooth enamel may not seem like that big of a deal, but one compromised tooth can easily lead to more broken teeth. Most of the time damaged teeth can be treated with effective procedures. Cosmetic dentistry on front teeth ranges from dental bonding, biomimetic porcelain veneers or dental onlays.
Porcelain veneers are often used for tooth restoration purposes, to fill gaps or repair a tooth. Biomimetic veneers are minimally invasive, and retain as much of your original tooth enamel as possible. With dental onlays posterior teeth can be restore quickly. The tooth is simply built back up to a healthy and natural-looking size to provide proper function.
If You Have a Broken or Lost Crown
While porcelain crowns are incredibly durable and long-lasting, it is possible for the porcelain to break or come off, particularly if you have had the crown for a long time. In addition occasionally a crown will come off. If this occurs it is important to have the crown recemented to protect the tooth, eliminate sensitivity or pain, and prevent shifting of the tooth. In the event that there is a cavity or underlying problem with the tooth, your biomimetic dentist will work to save as much of the natural tooth as possible in order to replace the old crown with a new porcelain crown.
If Your Tooth Has Become Dislodged
Whether your tooth is completely dislodged or partially dislodged, you are experiencing a serious dental emergency. A natural tooth cannot be completely saved if you do not see your dentist quickly, and a biomimetic dentist will do everything he or she can to maintain the integrity of your natural teeth. A car accident, a sports injury, a fall, or any sort of accident can cause a dislodged tooth. The loss of a tooth can be terrifying. Contact our office immediately so that we can help you save your tooth in between your accident and making your way to the dental office for treatment.
If Your Braces Are Broken
Broken or loose orthodontic brackets, bands or wires can sometimes occur. Any wearer of braces knows that one loose wire can injure your gum, cheek, or tongue and be a serious source of discomfort and annoyance. While your biomimetic dentist will give you tips for dealing with orthodontic calamities and instruct you on using wax to alleviate discomfort, sometimes it is simply impossible to find relief from pain at home. Never be afraid to contact us about any orthodontic complaints or questions – your alignment process should never be so painful that you cannot function normally.
Evaluating Your Dental Emergency
Do not ignore any tooth or gum injury or serious discomfort. You risk the development of permanent damage, as well as the need for more extensive, intensive, and costly repairs later. Your dental problem does not need to fit into one of the above-mentioned categories to be qualified as an emergency. From a lost filling to a broken porcelain veneer to severe jaw pain, if you are dealing with a painful or inconvenient oral health issue, contact your Moorestown Dental Professionals immediately. We will be happy to assist you.