Emergency Dentistry

General and Family Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Livingston, NJ

Emergency dentistry can preserve your teeth and reduce the risk of complications if you fall or get hit in the mouth. At Dentistry With A Smile Inc. in Livingston, New Jersey, general and family dentist Maria Victoria Sebastian, DDS, offers emergency dentistry to people of all ages. If you or a loved one needs immediate care, call the office immediately, walk in during regular hours, or book a same-day appointment online.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially severe oral health problems.

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., Dr. Sebastian offers emergency care on weekdays and weekends. She always sets aside time for same-day walk-in visits and has advanced diagnostics on-site that help guide treatment.

What kinds of problems can benefit from emergency dentistry?

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., Dr. Sebastian uses emergency dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Avulsed (loose) teeth
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothaches
  • Broken dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

You might also be a candidate for emergency dentistry if you get something stuck between your teeth, like a toothpick or a piece of food.

What happens during an emergency dentistry visit?

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., an emergency dentistry visit begins with reviewing your dental records and discussing your emergency. They’ll want to know when you noticed the problem, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and if you’ve tried any at-home treatments.

Next, Dr. Sebastian completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. After identifying the cause of your symptoms, she makes treatment recommendations.

Dr. Sebastian might recommend root canal therapy if you have an infected tooth. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, she might recommend extraction. The goal is to stop the pain and improve your oral health.

Can dental emergencies be prevented?

You can't completely prevent dental emergencies, but you can reduce your risk. Dr. Sebastian recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. A visit to Dentistry With A Smile Inc. every six months for preventive care can alert you early to cavities or gum disease.

You should also protect your teeth. Avoid biting your nails or opening packaging with your teeth. Don’t chew on pen caps or ice cubes. If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, wearing a mouthguard can prevent chips and cracks.

Call Dentistry With A Smile Inc. today, walk in during regular business hours, or book a same-day appointment online if you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry.