Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Westwood NJ

It’s important to seek out routine dental examinations from Starry Dental. This helps you prevent gum disease and other oral health issues. However, an injury, infection, or lost filling could leave you in need of an emergency dentistry in Westwood, no matter how well you take care of your teeth.

Our emergency dental services range from root canals to replacement fillings to temporary crowns. The goal of our emergency care is to reduce your pain and correct your problem as soon as possible. Keep in mind, if you put off visiting the dentist for an emergency visit, the issue often just gets worse and turns into a major, expensive fix.

Toothache Relief

You may have a toothache as a result of decay or gum disease. Another possible cause of your toothache could be an infection. The way we handle your toothache depends on your particular issue. For instance, if you have a toothache as the result of an infection, our dentist provides you with an antibiotic and possibly a pain reliever to lessen your discomfort until the antibiotic takes effect. On the other hand, if your toothache stems from decay, our dentist will remove the decayed section of your tooth and replace it with a filling.

Infected Tooth

An emergency root canal is for a tooth that has an infection in the root. Sometimes, we suggest a root canal for a cracked tooth. During the process, our dentist at Starry Dental removes the inside of your tooth and disinfects the area. Then, using a material similar to rubber known as gutta-percha, our dentist replaces the inside of the tooth.

Replacement Filling or Crown

Although a filling or crown falling out isn’t a true dental emergency, we understand it can cause pain. We advise you to schedule an appointment immediately, so we may place a temporary crown or replace your filling as soon as possible.

Cracked or Damaged Tooth

If you crack or damage a tooth or you lose the entire tooth, we advise coming into our office as soon as possible. Our practitioner may be able to save the tooth. We’re less likely to be able to salvage the tooth the longer it remains out of your mouth.

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