Emergency Dentistry

What is a Dental Emergency?

Like any medical emergency, a dental emergency requires immediate care. If you have broken or knocked out a tooth, feel pain, see swelling or discoloration, or have suffered mouth or jaw trauma that has affected your teeth or gums, please seek emergency dental treatment as soon as you can. Sports impact, chewing hard food, and using teeth as scissors can all lead to dental emergencies.

Do This…

  • Wear a mouthguard during any activity where injury is possible.
  • Use scissors and knives to cut things—NEVER YOUR TEETH!

…But Don’t Do This!

  • Don’t chew ice, popcorn kernels, or bite down on hard candy—all of these can crack a tooth.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools to open or cut things.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

In any dental emergency, call Mullica Hill Family Dental to make an appointment before doing anything else. You may get an answering service after hours, but Drs.  Bo and Christina Levitsky will be on call and available to help. At the same time, clean and treat the wound as much as you can until you can get in to the dentist to preserve the tooth and surrounding tissues, keeping a cold compress on your face if you can.

In case of dental emergency, DO:

  • Call Mullica Hill Family Dental right away (856) 214-3769
  • If your emergency is during office hours, come to the office
  • Rinse your mouth gently with warm water
  • Keep tooth or tooth pieces moist—either held in your cheek, a wet towel, or milk

In case of dental emergency, DON’T:

  • Put aspirin on tooth or gum tissues. It will make the pain worse.
  • Wait to see the dentist, especially if you have persistent bleeding or discoloration.
  • Use anything sharp or pointed to try and remove an object stuck in the mouth.

Join Our Family

If you have a dental emergency during office hours, come to the office immediately. If you have a dental emergency outside office hours, call the number below and follow the instructions.

7 Myers Dr. Unit A
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Office Hours
Monday 8AM-5:30PM
Tuesday 10AM-7:30PM
Thursday 8AM-6PM
Saturday* 8AM-12PM
* Open every other Saturday. More office hours to be added as we grow.
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