Emergency Dental Care

The Dental Way

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bergenfield, NJ

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live in or near Bergenfield, New Jersey, visit The Dental Way. The dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office location nearest you or book an appointment online.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

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What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Getting to The Dental Way within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

It's a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care whenever you or a family member are suffering from a severe oral injury or other excruciating condition. Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • Trauma to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips


Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at The Dental Way. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

What should I do when my tooth is knocked-out?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don't seek dental care right away, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Swish the warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. If possible, try to place it back into the socket in your gum where it came out. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit The Dental Way. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call The Dental Way for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.

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