420 N. Black Horse Pike
Williamtown, NJ 08094
If you ever have a dental emergency, our promise to you is to get you in the same day as long as the office is
open. We have our phone calls directed to our personal phones. If we miss a call from you, regardless of the
day and time leave a voicemail and expect to hear back from us within the hour. Regardless of what your
emergency is we do not just give antibiotics and pain medication, we treat you the same day if possible.
A dental emergency can arise for many reasons. It may be due to a traumatic oral injury, a cracked or fractured tooth, extensive tooth decay, a broken filling, periodontal abscess, dental infection, problematic wisdom tooth, or a painful soft tissue lesion- just to name a few.Whatever the case may be, it’s always a good idea to get a timely evaluation and prompt care. If left untreated, dental problems often worsen, leading to more serious consequences to your oral health and overall well-being.
And, while painful dental problems are typically the reason for an urgent dental visit, we also provide prompt care for broken dental appliances or dentures and dislodged crowns, which are frequently more unsightly and inconvenient than uncomfortable.
Pain is your body’s way of signaling that something is not quite right and though there are many reasons for oral pain, one of the most common complaints and reasons for seeking urgent dental care is a toothache. Whether you simply need a filling, a crown, or require a
root canal procedure to save your tooth, we’ll alleviate your discomfort and restore the look and function of the involved tooth.
Dental trauma can result in a defect as minor as a small chip in tooth enamel to a more extensive and painful crack or fracture. With sufficient force, a tooth can even be displaced or completely knocked out of its socket. With prompt emergency care, many injured teeth can be restored and saved.
The last teeth in your mouth to develop, wisdom teeth often do not have enough room to fully erupt or may be positioned in the wrong direction. These issues can affect your dental health as well as overall well-being. Our office provides skilled care to address the complications caused by problematic wisdom teeth and remove if needed.You do not need to wait a long time to extract that wisdom tooth that has been bothering you. If you are in pain we take care
of the problem right away.
Root canal therapy, is indicated when the nerve supply to a tooth has been irreversibly affected by damage or decay. A tooth needing a root canal can lead to symptoms like chronic headaches, inability to focus, continuous throbbing toothaches, inability to chew and just being miserable. A root canal is performed when there is enough sound root and crown structure remaining to eventually restore form and function to the involved tooth and helps prevent the need an extraction.
Inside every tooth is either a single central chamber or multiple ones that contain connective tissue, a nerve supply, and blood vessels. These core tissues, known as the dental pulp, help your tooth to grow and mature before it emerges into the mouth. A root canal procedure is required when this dental pulp is irreversibly damaged or has died.
Root canal therapy involves cleaning and shaping each canal, and then filling them with a special inert material. Following this they are sealed to prevent any subsequent infection. Once root canal therapy has been completed, the tooth should be fully restored as recommended.
Broken or lost dental appliances:
A broken or lost dental prosthesis or restoration can cause embarrassing gaps in your smile as well as compromise your ability to eat and speak with ease. If you’ve lost or broken a dental filling, denture, crown, or other dental appliance, you can rely on our office to perform a prompt repair or provide a durable and cosmetically pleasing replacement as quickly as possible.
Your health and comfort are our top priorities!
If your dental emergency is painful, if it affects the appearance of your smile, or if you suspect that an infection is present, our office will see you the same day for care provided the office is open. While emergency dental care is a service, we hope you'll never need, you can rest assured that your oral health is in the best of hands at our office!
Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Extractions are commonly performed in cases where a deciduous “baby” tooth is reluctant to fall out, a severely broken down and non-restorable tooth is present, or “wisdom tooth” is poorly positioned and unable to fully erupt into place.
Knocked Out Tooth:
In the unfortunate event that a tooth falls out due to an injury, do not touch the root or any tissue that is attached to the tooth. Teeth can be re-implanted if proper care and technique are used. Always hold the tooth by the area that is exposed in your mouth (the crown). If the tooth needs to be rinsed, rinse with milk or saltwater and place the tooth in your mouth. Call us once the injury occurs and we will immediately come to the office to save your tooth and apply proper re-implantation techniques. For the best results, re-implantation by a dentist should happen within an hour post trauma and because of that we will come at any time to the office to re-implant your tooth.