Emergency Dentistry Specialist

A&M Dental Arts: Manisha Singh, DMD

Family & General Dentist located in Manalapan, NJ

If you develop a painful toothache or damage an oral restoration while playing sports, don’t wait to seek emergency dentistry. At A&M Dental Arts in Manalapan, New Jersey, Manisha Singh, DMD, and the team provide emergency dentistry, whether you need an extraction, root canal, or have loose teeth or a knocked-out tooth. The team offers emergency appointments on weekends as well as after office hours. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, book online to schedule an appointment, call the office, or walk-in during normal business hours today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides prompt diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious oral health problems. 

If you knock out a tooth, develop a severe toothache, or damage an oral restoration, it’s important to act quickly. Waiting too long to contact A&M Dental Arts could result in infection, permanent tooth loss, or more serious complications.

Because dental emergencies can happen at any time, Dr. Singh sets aside time for same-day appointments. That ensures individuals receive emergency dental treatment exactly when they need it.

What problems does emergency dentistry treat?

Dr. Singh and the team use emergency dentistry to treat a variety of oral health problems, including:

  • Toothaches
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Foreign objects lodged between teeth
  • Broken or damaged restorations, like crowns, bridges, and dental implants
  • Cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Oral cysts and abscesses

If necessary, the team can perform tooth extractions or root canal therapy to address infected or inflamed tooth pulp.

To ensure you’re comfortable during emergency dentistry, Dr. Singh and the team offer local anesthesia and sedation dentistry.

What steps should I take if I need emergency dentistry?

If you need emergency dentistry, stay calm, and move quickly.

If you damage an oral restoration, carefully pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag. If you lose a permanent tooth, gently pick it up, rinse it off in cool tap water, and place it inside a glass of milk. Once your restoration or tooth is secure, call the team at A&M Dental Arts.

Explain your emergency and the symptoms you’re experiencing. The reception staff can provide you with tips and advice to minimize bleeding, swelling, or pain on your way over. The team adjusts their schedule as necessary to ensure you receive prompt and effective care.

How can I avoid dental emergencies?

There’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely, but there are things you can do to significantly lower your risk. 

Dr. Singh recommends practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning.

If you play sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, wear a mouthguard. If you clench your jaws or grind your teeth during sleep, wear a night guard. Try to avoid bad habits as well, including nail-biting, chewing on ice cubes, or opening packages with your teeth.

To learn more about emergency dentistry, request a consultation at A&M Dental Arts. Book online to schedule an appointment, call the office, or simply walk-in today.