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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Louis B. Conte, DDS -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Conte Dentistry

Louis B. Conte, DDS

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Red Bank, NJ

A severe mouth wound, knocked out teeth, or a cracked tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live near Red Bank, New Jersey, visit Conte Dentistry. Louis Conte, DDS, and his team can take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family and offer 24/7 emergency care. Call Conte Dentistry at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment in advance.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the practice of treating oral injuries and pain that require immediate attention. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Making it to Conte Dentistry within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.

How do I know if it's a dental emergency?

If you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a loved one, it’s a good idea to seek emergency dental care. 

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe, lasting tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth but it doesn’t seem as if you may lose the tooth completely, it may not be a dental emergency. However, it’s still a good idea to contact Conte Dentistry so the team can instruct you on how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

Quick action is vital for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Without immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth permanently. 

If you have a knocked-out tooth, make sure to rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the roots of the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown as you rinse it. 

If possible, place the tooth back into the gum where it was knocked out. Bite down softly to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Conte Dentistry. 

If the tooth is not able to go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek, or put it in a glass of milk. The moisture helps prevent the roots from drying out and increases the chances of saving the tooth. 

Call Conte Dentistry to let the team know you're on your way. They will schedule you to meet with the dentist as soon as possible to ensure you receive the care you need. 

When you're facing a dental emergency, call Conte Dentistry or request an appointment online for expert assistance.