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Emergency Dental Care

Have you had a dental emergency? At Portale Dental, PA, Dr. Joseph Portale, and our team stand ready to assist you the same day your dental emergency happens. We encourage you to call our office at 201-945-5777 to schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible if you need emergency dental care in Ridgefield, New Jersey.

Our office understands that sometimes the unexpected happens. That is why our dentist and team offer emergency dental care for patients who have had a dental emergency. Dental emergencies are situations where the patient needs urgent dental attention. We encourage you to call our office as soon as possible if you need emergency dental care. Dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out or loose teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Fractured molars
  • Damage or cuts to the soft tissue of the mouth, such as inner cheeks, lips, gums or tongue
  • Missing dental fillings, crowns or implants
  • Acute, long-lasting toothaches

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or emergencies, please give our dental office a call today. Our team will promptly schedule you to receive the care you need and provide you with instructions on how to take care of your smile during the interim. If you have experienced more extreme trauma to your head, neck, or jaw, please see your primary physician or visit the emergency room before making an appointment at our office. Your safety is our first priority. For more information about emergency dental care at our office, call us today and schedule a visit with our prompt dentist and efficient team.

FAQs

Here are answers to the most popular questions we get from patients regarding Emergency Dental Care:

What really is considered a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies usually consist of broken or knocked out teeth, inner mouth injuries such as lacerations and large gashes, or infections. On a general note, when you discovered that you couldn’t help yourself, it is important that you understand oral health problems rarely fix themselves and don’t just go away quickly. If you have swelling, knots, or bulges on your gums, that may also need urgent attention.

What do I do in the case of a dental emergency?

Call your dentist immediately and schedule an appointment within the hour. The sooner you get to see your dentist, the higher the chances that they’ll be able to recover your tooth and fix the issue.

How can I avoid common dental emergencies?

Take good care of your teeth and practice excellent oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every night before bed. Also, if you play any high-contact sports, it’s in your best interest to protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard and a helmet.

How can I prepare for a dental emergency?

The best way to be prepared for a dental emergency is to create a dental emergency kit and keep it somewhere that’s easily accessible in your home. The kit should include dental floss, a dental mirror, a small flashlight, Ambosol or Orajel, temporary fillings, orthodontic wax, a dental probe, cotton balls and swabs, and saline solution.

Is an emergency dentist the same as a general dentist?

In a sense, yes! General dentists are the most common type of dentists because they can treat patients of all ages. However, an emergency dentist is also like a general dentist! They undergo general dentistry training, as well as additional emergency training.

Most emergency dentists are actually general dentists who decided to take the extra training. General dentists, however, are typically staffed in practices, while emergency ones are in dental urgent cares or the emergency rooms of hospitals.

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Business Hours

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Business Hours

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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