Emergency Dental Care
24-Hour Emergency Dental Care in New Jersey
If you need same-day or after-hours emergency dental care in New Jersey, we’re here for you. Call us.
At Kids & Family Dentistry, we understand that some dental issues can’t wait until the next available appointment—or even until business hours. That’s why we offer emergency dental care in New Jersey, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We’ll always go above and beyond to ensure you get the dental care you need as soon as possible. However, if your situation poses an immediate danger, we encourage you to visit the nearest emergency room or call 911.
Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
We often get calls from patients wondering if they need to be seen right away. If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or see signs of infection, such as pus, it’s best to reach out to our team as soon as possible. Our experienced emergency dental office can handle a wide range of issues, including, among others:
- Knocked out teeth
- Tooth or jaw damage
- Severe toothaches or tooth-related sinus pain
- Abscessed teeth
- Objects lodged in teeth or gums
- Lost or damaged fillings, bridges, or dentures
While we are a multispecialty dental practice, we only offer dental care and oral surgery. If your injury involves or may involve other parts of your body, for instance, if you’ve been in a serious accident, seek a general care provider for a full exam first. Our team can help with any dental-related aspects of your care once you’ve been evaluated.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
If you found this page searching for emergency dental care in New Jersey, you’ve made the first step—finding help. What you should do next depends on the type of dental emergency you’re experiencing.
Knocked Out or Dislodged Teeth
If you or your child lose a permanent tooth (usually a result of trauma), find the tooth, and if possible, place it back in the socket. Avoid touching the root. Alternately, put it in milk or between your cheek and gum, then call us immediately. We can often save the tooth given its kept moist and replanted promptly.
If the tooth is only dislodged, push it back in place and try to avoid moving it. Our team can splint it in place. In many cases, teeth will firm back up within a few weeks. However, if the root is damaged, you may end up needing a root canal.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
If you broke or cracked a tooth, gather the pieces, rinse your mouth with water, and apply a cold compress to the area to minimize the swelling. Depending on the damage, we may repair the tooth with a filling or bonding or extract it and recommend an implant.
Broken Dental Appliances
While we understand it’s not always possible to do so, try to save what you can of the appliance (denture, bridge, implant, etc.). This isn’t necessary with lost fillings. If there are sharp edges in your mouth, you can apply dental wax if you have some. Never attempt to fix your own appliance.
Need an Emergency Appointment?
No matter what dental emergency you’re experiencing, we’re here to help with quality dental care. Our compassionate team will go the extra mile to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible in this likely stressful situation.
For emergency dental care in New Jersey, trust our team at Kids & Family Dentistry. Dial 973-597-1818 to reach our office in Livingston or 973-484-4200 for our Harrison location.