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Dental Emergencies

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Dental Emergencies

Not every oral situation should be considered a dental emergency - so how do you know when you have a legitimate crisis? There are some guidelines generally recognized as criteria for a dental emergency. The first of these is a situation where you're experiencing severe pain or bleeding from the mouth. If you have just lost a tooth or had one knocked out, prompt attention might be able to save that tooth. A loose tooth should also be considered an emergency, because adults should not have loose teeth for any reason, so something is wrong.

If you have an abscessed tooth or an obvious infection, that's also grounds for a dental emergency. There are some situations where this can even be a life-threatening case, so you should waste no time in contacting your dentist about an abscess. If you spot swelling of the glands or in the facial area, it's particularly important that you act fast. Any situation which involves severe pain, persistent bleeding, or possible infection should be treated like a dental emergency, and should not be deferred. Fast action may save a tooth that you've lost, or it may prevent something much worse.


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We are aware of how dental emergencies can happen at any time of day, not just during business hours. That's why we have an emergency contact schedule for our patients, so we can treat any issues at the soonest possible time. Contact us at (732) 314-4218 so that you can receive the best dental care immediately, and so the crisis can be resolved by a qualified professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have a loose tooth - is that a dental emergency?

A: Yes it is. Adults should not have loose teeth for any reason, so you should contact your dentist immediately, and describe the events which led up to having your loose tooth.

Q: Are teeth that are chipped, cracked, or fractured considered dental emergencies?

A: Chipped teeth are not necessarily an emergency, although you should protect the chipped tooth until it can be treated. Cracked or fractured teeth are more serious and should be treated as an emergency, because worse damage may occur if the tooth isn't treated promptly.

Q: How can I remove objects trapped between my teeth?

A: The best way to remove trapped objects is to gently floss the affected area, and work the object free. This does not constitute an emergency, because in the vast majority of cases, the situation can be resolved right at home.

Q: I have a severe toothache - is that a dental emergency?

A: If you have a persistent toothache, you should make an appointment with your dentist right away, but you probably will not need emergency treatment. Taking some aspirin will generally alleviate the pain for a few days, and then the problem can be handled by your dentist.

Q: What if I feel extreme sensitivity to hot or cold liquids?

A: This is not generally a dental emergency, although it may feel quite painful at times. Most sensitivity is due to receding gum lines, but there are cases where sensitivity is caused by an infection, and if this is the case, you should call your dentist's office right away.

Testimonials

Thomas, Smile Makeover
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Dr Trichas is a great dentist! I have been coming to his office for many years now. He takes an integrative approach to dentistry. He takes into consideration the patient/customer's overall health, which I very much appreciate. The office is very professional and the staff is always friendly. Dr. Trichas is very much a people person. He is welcoming and genuinely interested in his patients. I would definitely recommend him.
—Louise V.
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I have strongly recommended this dental institution to anyone that would listen or in need of the best doctors around. They are the best I have ever been to, caring, personable, and they have done nothing short of a miracle with the work that had to be done, I doubt any other dental practices could have done for me what they have, and with such enthusiasm helping their patients any way they can, it does not feel as if you are in a dentists office it is more of a family here.
—Trevor A.
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Dr Trichas and staff are the best in the industry. If you want a passionate dentist Dr T is your man!
—Omar Z.
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Five stars does not even come close to the unbelievable results that Dr. T. achieved with my full-mouth restoration. Ten stars would be more like it. Moreover, his assistant, Hosh, was nothing short of TERRIFIC. Finally, the excellent staff and caring service were over the top. This was among the best decsions that I ever made!
—Anthony B.
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Thank you to Dr. Trichas for suggesting the Icon process to treat the white spots on my son’s front teeth. He had been teased about their appearance and was lacking confidence about his smile. The office visit was quick and the treatment itself was easy and non-invasive. The results are amazing. The spots are gone.
—Katie C.
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Dr. Konstantine Trichas is an incredible, knowledgeable and professional dentist as well as cosmetic dentist, and dental specialist. He is competent in all aspects of dental care. Dr. Trichas is a genuine human being who is caring, kind and understands his patients. He takes The time to understand each case individually and will provide his patients with as much time as needed in order to answer any questions and provide an extraordinary dental experience. Dr. Trichas will put his patients at ease and spend as much time as needed so you are comfortable with your dental plan that is customized for eac patient. The entire staff provides a comfortable atmosphere from the moment you sign in, to the most wonderful hygienists, and dental associates. Dr. Trichas has provided me with full service clinical dental care, cosmetic dental care and has truly provided my family and I with positive experiences while reinforcing the importance of regular dental hygiene and maintenance. The patient is priority to Dr. Trichas. He is amazing and I highly recommend Dr. Trichas to all my family, friends and anyone who wants a knowledgeable and incredible dentist utilizing the latest technology. Thank you Dr. Trichas!
—Dora S.
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Dr Trichas gave me a smile makeover. Fourteen veneers (10 upper and 4 lower). Not only did he give me a beautiful smile, he changed the way I walk, talk and carry myself. He gave me my confidence back. But, the best part of all, is that the entire family loves going there. Including my teenage son (16), and daughter (12). All around best Dentist we’ve ever had!
—Kate K.
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Dr. Trichas and his team are incredibly professional, flexible, and treat patients with the utmost respect. I am beyond happy with the results of my cosmetic and general procedures. Dr.Trichas is truly an artist! Would highly recommend him to friends and family
—George
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I've been to Dr. Trichas a few times in the past couple of years. The first was for an emergency. I broke a tooth, tried to pull it myself and only got part of it out. Within 24 hours my mouth was swollen and the pain was unbearable. I called every dentist in the area and Dr. "T" told me to come right in. He cleared some time in his schedule to help me and removed the tooth. The removal was virtually painless, the cost was surprisingly fair and lower than other dentists quoted by phone. A+++
—Yorgo
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Our entire family sees Dr. T! The office is friendly, efficient and very warm. We have always had a wonderful experience and find his staff and Dr. T to be one of the best!
—Stacey Katz F.
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Michelle Hygienist, NJ I have been working for Dr.Trichas for at least 5 years and I have to say that I am always looking forward to going to work. I've had the pleasure in witnessing prior, during, and after exceptional treatment our patients received from Dr. Trichas and our staff. Our office of seven will continue to be their for our patients and doing our very best to reach their request and concerns. I want to thank all of our patients for being our patients!!!
—Edison
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I met Dr Trichas a few years ago for an emergency situation and received skilled quality care. His staff along with his beautiful relaxing office has been my go to dental practice for continuing care and cosmetic dentistry. I am always complimented on my great smile! Thank you everyone!
—Jordyn
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I am so glad I found this office when I was looking for a new dentist. Pam immediately gave me the time to explain my concerns on changing dentist and assured me that Dr Trichas could provide the experience I was looking for in a new dentist. This practice has everything! Great staff, hours that meet my needs and a knowledgeable dentist. It is the one I send all of my friends too!
—Kelly
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Dr Trichas covers all of our family needs. Me and my husband love seeing the hygienists for our cleanings as much as our kids do. Dr Trichas gives us his full attention when we are with him and his positive personality keeps us coming back to ensure our dental health and to keep our smiles looking their very best. This staff is a winning combination.
—Veronica
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Had a great experience with doctor and staff. Highly recommend.
—Iselin
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My daughter is a patient of Dr. Trichas. She had a very good experience at this office. She thought Michelle was great!
—P.M.R
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I've been with Dr.Trichas for 5 years and counting because the care and attention I receive is unparalleled to any other dental office. Dr. T is superbly meticulous and is the quintessential dentist for people who pride themselves on their smiles. Thank you making my smile amazing!
—Alan
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Dr. T has changed my life and I will forever be grateful for him as well as his incredible team. I am 25 years old and I am currently undergoing a full mouth rehabilitation. I have gone from having my teeth be my biggest insecurity, to now smiling for no reason just because of how beautiful they look. Dr. T has eased my dentistry anxiety and has become family over the past few months. There are no words to explain how incredible this process has been and I cannot be happier with my results thus far. I can honestly say I never imagined strangers complimenting my teeth and asking for my dentists name day in and day out. Thank you to the entire team for changing my life and allowing me to smile bigger than I ever have.
—Kathryn B.
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