Emergency Dental Care in Lafayette, NJ

Schedule a Same-Day Dentist Appointment

When dental emergencies strike, trust Lafayette Dental for prompt, compassionate, and expert care. We’re here to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health quickly.  If you call outside of our office hours or we cannot answer the phone, please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible. For severe pain or injury outside office hours, visit the nearest emergency room.


  • Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Open two Saturdays per month)

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What Does an Emergency Dental Appointment Cost?

Dental emergencies follow the same payment rules as regular dental visits. Visit our financial page for details on accepted dental insurance, information about our Dental Membership Plan and External Payment Plans, and more.

Financial and Insurance Information

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  • What is a Dental Emergency?

    A dental emergency includes any situation where immediate dental care is needed to alleviate severe pain, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or save a tooth.

    Common dental emergencies include:

    • Severe toothache or pain
    • A knocked-out tooth
    • Broken or cracked teeth
    • Severe bleeding from the mouth
    • Abscess or infection causing swelling or fever
    • Loose or lost dental fillings or crowns

    If you experience any of these issues, it’s important to seek prompt dental care to address the problem and prevent further complications.

  • How do I handle a knocked out tooth?

    If a tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently without removing any attached tissue. Try to place it back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s impossible, store it in milk and seek dental care immediately.

  • What if my tooth is loose but still attached?

    If you have a loose tooth or a tooth out of alignment, contact us right away to set up an appointment as soon as possible. You can try to put the tooth back in its original position by very gently positioning it with your fingers—do not force it. We will advise if there is anything else you should do in the meantime, prior to your appointment.

  • What should I do if I have a severe toothache?

    Rinse your mouth with warm water, floss to remove any trapped food, and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gums. Contact us as soon as possible for an appointment.

  • What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?

    If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, contact your dentist right away. Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment.  A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.

    • Rinse your mouth with warm water
    • Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
    • Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
    • Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue
  • Are dental emergencies covered by insurance?

    Dental emergencies follow the same payment guidelines as regular visits. Check our Financial Information page for a list of accepted insurance providers and payment options.

Lafayette Dental

50 Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848
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Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (2 per month)


(973) 579-7888

Email Address

[email protected]

Dental emergency?

Emergency treatment is available to our entire patient base, as well as 24-hour on-call service. Call us at (973) 579-7888.