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Dentex Smile Studio provides emergency dental care in Morris County, NJ.  If you’ve experienced dental trauma, a lost dental restoration, a cracked tooth, or pain, call 973-500-2555 for priority care.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a field of dentistry focused on emergency care to preserve natural teeth, treat infections, and restore teeth to good health. Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Development of a blister-like sac in the mouth (abscess)
  • Lost dental restoration (filling, crown)
  • Pain that spreads up the face
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Swollen jaw
  • Cracked tooth
  • Fractured tooth
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Why Choose Dentex Smile Studio?

Dental emergencies can be incredibly frightening. At Dentex Smile Studio, you’ll find an entire team of compassionate professionals who care deeply about providing the emergency treatment you require in a comforting setting.

Dr. Awad is known for her compassionate nature and gentle care. She will work to save natural teeth wherever possible while ensuring your comfort during your care. Our team will work side by side with you to file any insurance claims, answer any questions, and help put you at ease while you’re in our care. 

Emergency Dental Procedures Offered

As a comprehensive, all-age dental practice, Dentex Smile Studio provides emergency treatment for all types of dental emergencies. The type of care you require will depend upon the type of dental emergency you’re experiencing.

An emergency root canal may be necessary if you’ve sustained a direct impact or blow to a tooth, or if you’ve developed an infection in the tooth.

  • Splinting/Stabilization

Teeth that have been knocked loose, or come loose after biting into food, may require splinting to stabilize the tooth and promote root reattachment.

A tooth that is severely decayed, cracked, fractured, or has lost a dental crown will need to be treated with a new dental crown, and often a root canal.

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In cases where a tooth has sustained significant trauma, resulting in a split tooth or a crack that extends beyond the gum line, the tooth may need to be extracted.

  • Abscess Drainage
A severe infection near a tooth can lead to the development of a pus-filled abscess that may need to be drained and will require antibiotics.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?

Small chips in the teeth are common and not an emergency. However, if the tooth has sharp edges, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to prevent cuts to the soft tissues of the mouth.

Is a loose filling a dental emergency?

A loose filling should be treated as an emergency because infection can quickly develop if the filling comes out and exposes the vulnerable tooth to bacteria.

Does insurance cover emergency dental care?

Most dental insurance plans offer some coverage for emergency dental treatment. Our friendly, experienced staff will be glad to file a claim for your emergency care for you.

Can a tooth that has been knocked loose be saved?

Yes. Loose teeth can often be saved through splinting, which attaches the loose tooth to adjacent teeth to stabilize it.

Is a mild toothache an emergency?

A mild toothache is not an emergency requiring immediate care, but you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you have sharp, shooting, or throbbing pain, you should treat it as an emergency and seek immediate care.

My gums bleed when I floss. Is this an emergency?

No, bleeding gums are relatively common. However, you should schedule an appointment for a dental exam to be screened for gum disease.

If my jaw is popping do I need emergency care?

Not unless you’ve sustained recent trauma to the jaw. Popping is a symptom of TMJ which can worsen over time, so it’s better to be safe than sorry and schedule an appointment for a diagnosis.

Do I need emergency treatment if my crown comes off?

A crown that is lost is considered a dental emergency because the natural tooth underneath it is vulnerable to infection.
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Dentex Smile Studio: Ewa Awad DDS

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2 Franklin Place
Morristown, 
NJ 
07960-5305

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973-500-6007
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