At Advanced Family Dentistry, your emergency dental concerns are heard and addressed as soon as possible, with same-day appointments available. You will receive honest information about what needs to be done, both short and long term, and multiple treatment options. Ultimately, you are the one to decide on the treatment that’s right for you.
If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our Freehold dental practice at (732) 780-2100 as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our the office and select the prompt to reach emergency line and our on-call staff member will help you. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.
If you’ve knocked out your tooth, it’s important to save the tooth so Dr. Fan can reattach it. Rinse the tooth off in water or milk, and safely store the tooth by tucking it inside your check to keep it moist, making sure to keep the root intact. Visit our Freehold dental office as soon as possible, so we can assess the damage and decide the best course of action.
Call Dr. Fan immediately if your tooth is fractured or cracked. Take over-the-counter pain medication to minimize discomfort, and use ice packs liberally to reduce swelling in your face. The more ice packs you use at the beginning, the better off you’ll feel later.
If you realize your temporary crown is coming off, try to catch it before you swallow it or lose it. Put a tiny dab of Vaseline on the back of the crown to temporarily bond it to your tooth, and make sure not to bite down too hard. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fan as soon as possible to replace or re-cement the crown.
If you think you have any type of oral infection, you need to get help as quickly as possible. Call Dr. Fan immediately and schedule an appointment. No matter what, do not try to treat the infection yourself.
If you’ve been in an accident and hurt your jaw, you need to see Dr. Fan immediately. Make sure to ice your face to prevent swelling, and don’t eat solid food until Dr. Fan sees you.