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Emergency Care Specialist

Howard Cetel, DDS

Family Dentist & General Dentist located in Washington Township, Sewell, NJ

Because dental issues don’t always happen during regular business hours, Howard Cetel, DDS offers a range of emergency procedures. At his practice in the Washington Township area of Sewell, New Jersey, Dr. Cetel ensures that you’re well taken care of in the event of a severe toothache, a knocked-out or cracked tooth, abnormal swelling, and more. If you need urgent dental care, call right away.

Emergency Care Q & A

What dental issues require emergency care?

Dental emergencies often require prompt and professional care. Common dental issues that need urgent care include broken, cracked, or knocked-out teeth, severe pain, and unusual swelling.

Depending on the severity of the issue, the problem might not be as apparent as a cracked or knocked-out tooth. For instance, you might be dealing with a severe toothache but may not be sure what the cause is. If this is the case, your best course of action is to seek immediate dental care from Dr. Cetel and his staff.

How do I know if I have a dental emergency?

Depending on your issue or injury, it can be tough to tell whether you have a dental emergency on your hands or something that can be taken care of during regular business hours. Below are some issues that qualify as dental emergencies:

  • Bleeding from the mouth due to trauma
  • Cracked, broken, or knocked-out teeth
  • Shifted or loosened teeth
  • Unusual knots or bulges on your gums
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Severe oral pain


If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, you should call Dr. Cetel immediately and describe what happened and what you’re experiencing. Prompt dental care can significantly increase your chances of saving a tooth.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

Understanding the proper steps for protecting your mouth and teeth can stop many accidents from occurring. There are numerous precautions you can take to prevent dental emergencies:

  • Refrain from chewing hard foods such as hard candies, popcorn kernels, and ice
  • Avoid opening things with your teeth
  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in contact sports such as football and hockey
  • Limit your intake of sugar-rich foods, as they can damage your teeth
  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily
  • Keep up to date with your dental exams to ensure any issues don’t go undetected


If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Cetel. Remember that quick treatment dramatically improves the odds of saving your damaged tooth or teeth.

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