Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Lakeside Endodontics

Endodontists located in Succasunna, NJ & Parsippany, NJ

Emergency dental care needs to be provided by a team you can count on and be something you can access immediately. At Lakeside Endodontics in Succasunna and Parsippany, New Jersey, you can rely on top-quality dental care whenever you need it that provides lasting relief from all of the most common dental emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, call the office or use online booking to schedule the next available appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

The dentists at Lakeside Endodontics and their team treat people, not just teeth. With the principles of holistic dentistry, the staff of endodontists is prepared for whatever emergency you may have, and have experience in all major treatment options for dental emergencies from root canal procedures to repairing, re-inserting, and replacing teeth, such as after a traumatic injury.

How can I avoid common dental emergencies?

While you can’t guarantee you’ll never experience a dental emergency, you can significantly reduce the odds of one occurring by following some easy rules:

  • Avoid certain foods: rock candy or hard candy can easily break teeth, as can hard-shelled foods like pistachios or popcorn kernels
  • Don’t chew ice: many people underestimate the strength of ice and break a tooth
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports: any contact sport should be played with a mouthguard
  • Never open anything with your teeth: trying to use your teeth to open things is a common cause of broken teeth
  • See your dentist regularly: the best way to prevent injuries is to see your dentist for check-ups regularly so they can identify any weaknesses and vulnerabilities before they become an emergency.

How do I know if my dental problem is urgent?

If you’re worried you may need a dentist or endodontist, call Lakeside Endodontics and speak to the compassionate team and they’ll be happy to answer any questions.

However, in general, these symptoms may indicate a dental problem requiring emergency care:

  • Pain when biting
  • Sensitivity to temperature, hot or cold
  • Throbbing pain in your mouth, gums, or jaw
  • Shooting pain in a tooth
  • Any pain that comes with a fever
  • Swelling in your face or gums

While the signs and symptoms listed above may indicate a dental emergency, if you’re experiencing any of the following it definitely constitutes a dental emergency that requires urgent care:

  • Lost tooth
  • Dislodged or “knocked in” tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Object stuck in teeth
  • Lost crown, filling, or bridge
  • Broken orthodontic equipment

If you experience any of these, you should see the team at Lakeside Endodontics as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment online or call the office directly today.