Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Rutherford, New Jersey

We know that our patients rely on the team at Tailor-Made Smiles to meet their general, family, and cosmetic dentistry needs, but we want you to know that we’re also available for emergency dentistry near you. We ask that you call our office to speak to a member of our dental care team so we can triage your emergency and provide telecare advice on what you can do to prevent the condition from worsening until we can see you in our office. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush and floss?

No, this is not normal, but light bleeding while brushing or flossing doesn’t indicate the need for emergency dentistry, but it does indicate a need to contact our dentist near you to diagnose and treat the condition during our next available appointment.

My teeth are sensitive when I drink or eat hot or cold foods…what does this mean?

Again, this is typically not a sign that warrants emergency dentistry from our Rutherford, New Jersey dentist, but instead indicates the possibility of a fractured tooth, exposed roots, or weakened tooth enamel, all of which can be treated during a routine office visit. Use our convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment now.

What should I do when one of my teeth (or one of my child’s teeth) get knocked out?

You should first try to locate the tooth, rinse it off, and try to replace it into the tooth’s socket to keep it hydrated until our dentist can see you. If placing it back into the socket is not possible, place the tooth in a small amount of water to keep it hydrated and bring it with you to our emergency dentistry appointment.

Is there a way to prevent the need for emergency dentistry?

Although we’d love to promise you that a dental emergency will never arise, we can’t. We can, however, let you know that the two most important things you can do to reduce the risk are to maintain a regular dental exam and cleaning schedule with our Rutherford, New Jersey dentist and to wear a custom-fit mouthguard when active.

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Call the number shown for telecare emergency dentistry in Rutherford, New Jersey or use our convenient online booking tool to make an appointment for an exam and cleaning with our Rutherford, New Jersey dentist.

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