Dental Emergencies

If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in North Plainfield, New Jersey, Brilliant Smiles is the place for you. Contact us at 908-753-1772. Our team will try and accommodate any emergency appointment requests. 

We recognize that dental emergency situations do arise, and at Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield, we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. Whether it is something as simple as a tooth filling or a complicated procedure, we can provide you with assistance. If the problem arises when the dental offices are closed, our answering service will forward your message to our dentists. Even if you have never been to our dental office before, we are happy to help you during a dental emergency. Please contact us immediately if you are in urgent need of care.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

Any dental problem that needs immediate treatment like broken or fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, tooth or jaw pain, bleeding or aching gums, soft-tissue injuries (severe injuries to the lips and tongue), and any similar trauma to the mouth. Situations like lost fillings or dental crowns, chipped veneers, or broken dental appliances are not considered dental emergencies, though it is recommended to book an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible to resolve these issues. 

The most common reasons our patients need emergency dentistry are accidents or severe toothaches. Toothaches can be caused by infection or by injuries. If you are suffering from a toothache, don’t hesitate to call us immediately. We will get you in as soon as possible & figure out what is going on so we can relieve your pain.
If your dental emergency is potentially life-threatening, you should go to the emergency room. 

What Qualifies As A Dental Emergency?

It is important to be able to identify when a dental issue needs emergency treatment and when it can wait till the next day. 

We have prepared a list of questions you can ask to help determine whether the situation is a true dental emergency or not: 

If the answer to any of these questions was yes, then seek help immediately. Contact us at 908-753-1772 or book an appointment.

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What To Do During A Dental Emergency?

The most important thing to do during a dental emergency is to stay calm. Panic and fear may just make things worse so stay calm and call the dentist immediately. Describe the situation and your symptoms. The dentist will be able to guide you through the problem for the time being or till you reach the dental office. This is a very important step because it ensures that the dental office will be prepared for your arrival and will be able to give prompt and effective treatment.

What To Do If Your Tooth Has Been Knocked Out?

A tooth that has been knocked out is perhaps the most critical dental emergency. Unfortunately, this situation occurs quite often. So it is important to know the steps to follow if your tooth is knocked out.

 If your tooth has been knocked out in an accident, seeing the dentist as soon as possible is vital to saving your tooth. In the meantime, before you get to the dentist, you can take steps to keep your tooth alive, including gently trying to place the tooth back in its socket (without touching the root), keeping the tooth between your gums & lip, placing it in a glass of milk, or placing it in an ADA-approved tooth preservation kit.

How To Pay During A Dental Emergency?

At Brilliant Smiles, we create dental treatment plans that are affordable and maximize insurance benefits. We offer many different payment options so patients can receive the dental care they need and in a manner that fits their budget including:

Do not put off contacting us during a dental emergency because you feel you cannot afford to pay for treatment. We can discuss your payment options with you and do everything we can to accommodate flexible payment plans. 

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Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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If you are looking for dentists in North Plainfield, NJ, look no further than Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield for all of your dentistry needs. Whether you want a simple dental cleaning or you have a dental emergency, we are here to help. Contact us now.

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176 Cedar Street North Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Monday       : 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday       : 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday : 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday     : 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday           : 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday      : 8:00 am – 1:00 pm