Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Avant Garde Dental Arts

Dentists located in Wayne, NJ & River Edge, NJ

When an emergency happens, the Avant Garde Dental Arts team accommodates last-minute appointment requests so you can receive necessary medical care as soon as possible. In Wayne, New Jersey, the skilled dentists are fully equipped to deal with a range of dental emergencies. Seeking immediate medical care could make the difference between saving or losing your tooth. Whether it’s a toothache or a major dental emergency, Avant Garde Dental Arts protects your oral health when you need it most. Book your emergency appointment quickly online or call for immediate care.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What are the main reasons people need urgent dental care?

There are a variety of reasons why people need urgent dental care.


Many people seek emergency dental care after a sports-, work- or automobile-related accident that causes tooth damage.


A severe toothache could be a cavity that’s grown bigger and now requires a root canal.

If your child has a toothache, the dentists can provide over-the-counter children’s pain medication that’s specifically and safely dosed according to your child’s age and weight. Until your appointment, you might want to apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in cloth to the area to relieve swelling — but don’t apply any heat.

Gum disease

Gum disease can cause the gums to recede and expose the teeth and their roots, leading to intense pain. An abscess occurs when a major tooth infection settles into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth, possibly necessitating oral surgery.

You might also need emergency dental care for a:

  • Lost filling or crown
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken or loose braces
  • Broken tooth

What if my tooth gets knocked out?

When your tooth has fallen out, try to find it and pick it up by the crown, not by the root. Once located, rinse it under cool water, but don’t scrub it.

Try to replace it in the socket and hold it there with a washcloth or clean gauze, but if this isn’t possible, place it in a cup of milk and bring it to your appointment. Milk maintains the correct fluid balance in the tooth root to help it survive longer.

The Avant Garde dentists work hard to save your tooth if possible. If they can’t, they can discuss options for replacing your tooth, such as dentures, dental implants or a dental bridge.

How will my dentist help relieve my pain and anxiety before and during my emergency dental visit?

The Avant Garde Dental Arts dentists take every possible measure to help relieve your dental pain. They first identify the root causes of the problem and decide on the best treatment options.

Your dentist may prescribe medication to reduce pain and anxiety as soon as you arrive, before your visit or during your treatment. Depending on the emergency, local anesthesia can be administered prior to surgery. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can also be helpful for full-body relaxation.

Rest assured that in a dental emergency you’ll be treated as soon as possible. From treating cavities to dental abscesses, the Avant Garde Dental Arts team has you covered in urgent dental situations.