Dental Emergencies in Mullica Hill, NJ

From sudden toothaches to broken crowns, urgent dental issues can be more than painful. Knowing where to turn can help save valuable time and prevent any further damage or discomfort. At Raines Dental, we offer same-day emergency services for most conditions.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, and often when least expected. Knowing what a dental emergency is, and how to spot the signs of one, could mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.

A dental emergency is typically defined as an issue that requires immediate attention due to pain or potential damage to your teeth and gums. Common examples of dental emergencies include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, broken crowns or fillings, infection, abscesses and more. If you experience any of these symptoms it’s important to contact your dentist straight away as delaying treatment could lead to further complications and costly repairs in the future.

How Soon Can I Be Seen?

We offer same-day emergency services for most conditions:

Office Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm (limited time)

Tuesday: 9am – 6pm

Wednesday: 11am – 7pm

Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 8am – 1pm

Saturday: 9am – 2pm (Select Saturdays Only)

Sunday: Closed

We will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible if you are experiencing pain or swelling. In most situations, Dr. Raines will be able to see you the same day. We will do our best to relieve your pain or refer you to one of our trusted specialists that will do the same.

After Hours Emergencies:

For severe dental emergencies such as significant infection, pain, trauma or lost teeth, please call our emergency number: Raines Dental Phone Number 856-343-4020

What to Do if a Tooth is Knocked Out?

The first step is to remain calm and take immediate action. If the tooth is still in one piece, pick it up by the crown (not the root) and rinse it off with warm running water. Do not scrub or handle the tooth too much as this can damage it. It’s important to store the tooth in a container of milk or saliva until you can get to your nearest dental office or emergency room for treatment.

If possible, try reimplanting the tooth back into its socket as soon as possible; however, this should only be done if your dentist has advised you on how to do so correctly. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk, water or saliva to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and don’t brush the tooth.

Other Emergency Dental Situations:

  • Substantial Toothache
  • Significant Sensitivity
  • Swollen or Sore Gums
  • Jaw Pain
  • Infection
  • Broken, Cracked and Chipped Teeth
  • Broken Fillings
  • Lost Crown