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Emergency Dentistry – Hamburg, NJ

Fast, Ethical, Comfortable Treatment When You Need It

In the midst of a dental emergency, you need a dentist that will see you as soon as possible, help you find a quick solution for your pain, and create a treatment plan that completely addresses your needs. That’s why when the worst happens, you need to get in touch with Dr. Kurian at Hamburg Family & Cosmetic Dental Group; it could mean the difference between losing some of your teeth and keeping your smile whole.

Why Choose Hamburg Family & Cosmetic Dental Group for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Knowledgeable Team That Listens
  • Reputable Dentist That Focuses on Your Comfort
  • Personalized Service Using the Latest Technology

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Call our office as soon as you notice the signs of an emergency, which might include oral pain, bleeding, tooth damage, or swelling. Calling Dr. Kurian sooner rather than later can lead to taking care of the problem in a timely, efficient and conservative manner. We can address all kinds of issues, from those caused by infection to those that occur suddenly due to an accident. Your treatment will begin in earnest once you arrive for your emergency appointment, but until then you can take control of the situation as early as possible with the following first-aid tips.

Toothaches

Call our office ASAP! In rare cases, the pain may be caused by a piece of food that is stuck between the teeth. For persistent toothaches, you can manage your discomfort with pain medication and use a cold pack to keep any swelling that might occur under control until you’re able to reach us. Be prepared for a possible root canal to remove any hidden infection.

Chipped/Broken Teeth

Take broken pieces of your teeth out of your mouth as soon as possible to avoid swallowing them, and bring them to your appointment if you can. Do not chew with the side of the mouth where the damage occurred. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurian as soon as possible – we may be able to restore the tooth to its function and aesthetics!

Knocked-Out Tooth

A tooth can be knocked out of its socket due to trauma. This is usually seen in kids between the ages of 7 and 14. To preserve the tooth, you can put it in a glass of milk. Never touch the tooth by its root. You must call Dr. Kurian as soon as possible. Speedier treatment can lead to saving the tooth in the mouth.

Lost Filling / Crown

If you have a loose or missing crown, call Dr. Kurian as soon as possible. This allows us to take care of the problem in a timely manner. The more you wait the chances are the crown might not fit since your teeth can shift. If you have a lost filling you run the risk of damage, decay and ultimately loosing the tooth due to neglect.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Avoiding dental emergencies to the best of your ability is really just a matter of common sense. Continue to brush and floss at least two times every day to prevent tooth decay and other infections. You should also take care of your enamel by not chewing on hard objects such as packages or ice. Consider investing in a mouthguard for sports; even if you don’t participate in a high-contact activity, the risk for an accident is always present. It’s also a good idea to consider wearing a custom-fit nightguard to bed if you struggle with bruxism/teeth grinding, which can wear down your tooth enamel over time.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Some patients only need a quick filling; others will need a more extensive procedure to repair – or in some cases, to replace – some of their teeth. Every emergency is different, and it’s hard to predict what the final price will be until after a full examination has been performed. Dr. Kurian can work with you to figure out the price as well as a way to make your treatment plan affordable. Dental insurance will typically help pay for any treatment meant to restore your health, but you can also explore financing options such as CareCredit.