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Dental Emergencies

Don't wait. Call Shore Smiles at 732-747-4444 to let us know you are on your way!

Have a Dental Emergency? Visit Us in Lincroft

Have a painful abscess that can't wait another day? Or, perhaps a knocked-out tooth? Don't wait. Call Shore Smiles so we can ensure the dentist is available for you upon your arrival. We prioritize dental emergencies.

Knocked Out Tooth? Here's What to Do.

So long as you follow a few guidelines and quickly visit your dentist, a knocked-out tooth can be saved.  

Is a Cracked or Chipped Tooth an Emergency?

Not all tooth fractures are emergencies. Although, if a nerve has become exposed, or you are experiencing intense pain or sensitivity, then it is advised that you see a dentist as soon as possible. Any fractured piece of tooth should be kept in a moist towel. (Leaving it in the mouth could pose a choking risk.) If you are unsure whether a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth is cause for emergency, call your dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action. During your appointment, the dentist will most likely recommend a filling, crown, or root canal therapy.

Have a Loose Tooth?

If a tooth is only slightly loose after an impact, you might want to hold off scheduling an appointment. Most cases of trauma-related tooth looseness resolve themselves within a week a or two. Although, a tooth that remains loose for a prolonged period of time can lead to an abscess or infection requiring root canal therapy or extraction. If you feel that the tooth is excessively loose, or that it could pop out, you should schedule an appointment to meet with the dentist.