We’re pleased here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. to offer 24 hour service for dental emergencies, such as when your tooth gets knocked out due to an accident or injury. You need immediate treatment, and we’re here dentist in Bergen County NJ to provide it for you.
When your tooth gets knocked out, you may be inclined to go to a hospital E.R. But the truth is that emergency rooms are not well-equipped to handle urgent dental matters. They have neither the personnel nor the equipment in most cases. Furthermore, emergency room co-pays can be very high, and unless you are in a life-threatening situation, which is unlikely, you could wait for a very long time, since patients are seen in order of need. Instead, you can be seen by our dentist in Bergen County NJ. Your tooth could be either dislodged or avulsed, in which it has completely been ripped from its socket. We will make every effort to save your tooth, and you can take some measures to increase the likelihood of that. If you can, push the tooth back into its socket. If not, you must keep it moist, so place in in glass of milk or a container of water with a pinch of salt. Our dentist in Bergen County NJ will determine the extent of the damage. If the pulp of the tooth has been damaged or the tooth is avulsed, root canal therapy will be required. If there is no harm to the pulp, the tooth is only dislodged, and the tooth can just be put back in, that’s exactly what will be done. An orthodontic wire or plastic splint might be placed to keep the tooth steady as it heals.
Make sure that you keep the phone number for our dentist in Bergen County NJ programmed into your phone or kept handy where you can find it when you have an emergency.