Union Family Dental
Family & General Dentists located in Union, NJ
Even when we do our best to keep our teeth in good shape, emergencies can happen. At his practice, Dr. Hogan offers essential dental emergency care to patients from Garwood, South Orange, Roselle Park, and all areas near his practice. Dr. Hogan can resolve all your dental concerns in a timely and effective manner all from his Morris Ave practice, Union Family Dental located in Union, NJ,.
Emergency Dental Q&A
What Situations Are Considered a Dental Emergency?
Any type of situation where a person would need to seek out immediate or prompt attention from a dentist is considered an emergency. Some of the most frequently encountered dental emergencies are:
- Lost teeth
- Swollen gums
- Pain in and around the jaw
- Chips, cracks, or broken teeth
- Lost or broken implants, dentures, or bridges
- Lost or loose fillings, onlays, crowns, or veneers
What Should I do if a Tooth is Knocked Out?
One of the most severe dental emergencies is having a tooth or teeth knocked out or break. If a person has a tooth fall out or is knocked out because of an accident or trauma, he or she must go to the dentist right away in order to improve the chances of being able to reattach the tooth. Without touching the tooth root, attempt to place the tooth back in the socket. It is important to avoid touching the root because you could damage it, making it impossible to save. If you cannot place the tooth in the original socket, attempt to keep it between your cheek and gums. If that is also impossible, you can place the tooth in a glass of milk. Time is of the essence however, so be sure to proceed to the dentist’s office immediately.
How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?
Healthy teeth are far less likely to experience a dental emergency. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, patients should always take care of them by visiting the dentist’s office for routine annual exams as well as sustaining regular brushing and flossing habits. When engaged in sports or similar activities where the teeth or mouth could be at risk of trauma or force, be sure to wear a protective mouth-guard that is molded specifically for your mouth. Lastly, patients should avoid using their teeth to remove lids and also avoid chewing on ice or hard candies.
We accept many insurance plans; please call our office to confirm eligibility for your specific plan. Please note that we do not accept Medicaid.
Words from our patients
Clear explanations of work, to be performed. Good relatively fast work.
Dr. Hogan and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back, and if anyone I know is looking for a new dentist I would recommend Dr. Hogan.
Modern, clean, friendly, responsible and professional...Dr. Hogan is First Class. You can't go wrong with Union Family Dental!
Love the staff!! I would recommend Dr. Hogan to everyone. Not going to another dentist as long as I’m in New Jersey.
Great Experience. Great Staff! Best dental doctor in town.
I recommend Dr Hogan to anyone who really wants good work and a Doc they can always count on!!!!!! Five stars here!
I went into the office scared for many reasons. Dr. Hogan and Staff made me feel welcomed right away. I am very happy to found this office. They have been very helpful.
I get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, luckily I found a great Dentist at Union Family Dental. I must say it surpassed my expectations.
I loved everything about my experience at Dr. Hogan’s office! The receptionist was really friendly and I left the dentist with understanding and cleaner teeth!