Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies are always stressful, but you can count on getting the emergency dental services you need at Gruber Dental. We provide 24-hour on-call service for our patients, and among our providers, someone will always be available to give you the dental care you need—regardless of the hour of the day or the day of the week. We offer evening and weekend hours because we realize that dental emergencies don’t keep business hours.

If you have suffered a trauma, you can also count on us for care. Three of our dentists have staff privileges at Morristown Medical Center, so we can provide you with dental care in a hospital setting when needed.

Understanding the Urgency of Your Situation

It can be tough to know whether or not your dental emergency is of the urgent variety—or if we can plan to see you at our next available appointment. When you are not sure, give us a call. One of our experienced team members can answer your questions and provide you with advice on the best course of action. Just give us a call at 973-428-1515.

Common Dental Emergencies

Every one of our patients is unique, so dental emergency symptoms vary from person to person. But be sure to give us a call if you find yourself in one of the following situations:

  • You started the day with a mild toothache that has quickly grown to an unbearable one.
  • Your gums or face are swollen, sore, or puffy.
  • You’ve got a broken or cracked tooth.
  • Your tooth was loosened or knocked out after experiencing some kind of trauma.
  • You’ve damaged a restoration—anything from tooth fillings to dental crowns to dentures.
  • You are bleeding from the mouth.

Toothaches and Root Canals

Dental pain is never normal, so even if you have a mild toothache, give our Parsippany, NJ dental office a call. When the pain becomes severe, it might be a sign that you have an infection deep within the tooth root. This might mean you need a root canal.

Although many fear this all-too-common dental procedure, patients report afterward that it was no worse than getting a filling. We’ll numb the area thoroughly before removing the infected material from your tooth root. The good news? After your root canal procedure, your dental pain should dissipate dramatically, and in a few days, once the area has “calmed,” you will be back to normal.

An Avulsed—Knocked-Out—Tooth

This is probably one of the scariest dental emergencies, but it’s best to try and keep a level head if this happens to you. The quicker you can get to treatment, the better our chances of saving the tooth.

If you can, place the tooth back into the socket and hold it there until you can get to our dental office. 

If you can’t put the tooth back into the socket, you need to keep it moist until we can provide treatment. You can put the tooth between your cheek and gum or put it into a small container with a little saliva or milk. 

We Are Here for Your Dental Emergency

Call us day or night if you find yourself facing a dental emergency. We are here for you.