Same-Day Emergency Dental Care At Future Of Dentistry
We know that you can’t plan for accidents; that’s why we leave room in our schedule to accommodate dental emergencies on a same-day basis. We also know that emergencies are stressful, and we provide a comfort menu to help you start relaxing as soon as you arrive.
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What is a dental emergency? How do you know if you need emergency dental care? The best thing to do is call us at 978-663-4303 as soon as your emergency arises and let us help you.
Here are some of the issues that require an emergency dentist:
Trauma that causes cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
Accidents often lead to broken or cracked teeth, but the severity of the issue might not be immediately obvious. Call us as soon as possible so our emergency dentists can evaluate your condition.
Severe tooth pain
Pain is an indication that something is wrong. When a toothache is severe, it may indicate an infection, which is a dental emergency that should be treated right away.
Any kind of infection is serious and should be treated immediately. Because it is impossible to self diagnose, you should have all tooth pain evaluated by a dentist, as it may be a sign of infection. If you are experiencing fever, headaches, difficulty swallowing, or other symptoms, this can indicate the infection is spreading, and you should seek emergency dental care immediately.
When a dental emergency happens, contact us at 978-663-4303 right away. The sooner you receive emergency dental care, the better the outcome will be.
How to handle emergencies
Wondering how to handle some common dental emergencies? These recommendations don’t take the place of emergency dental care but they may alleviate some pain or additional damage on your way to see us.
One of the best tools for handling emergencies is to be prepared. Consider putting together a dental emergency first-aid kit or adding items for emergency dental care to your existing first-aid supplies. Useful items to have on hand include:
- Latex or nitrile gloves.
- Sterile gauze.
- A dental mirror.
- Dental floss.
- A small liquid-tight container or baggie (for broken tooth parts).
Treating Cracked Teeth
When you have a cracked tooth or multiple cracked teeth, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible to help reduce any additional oral health issues. Some of the cracked teeth treatments available at Future of dentistry include: dental bonding for minor cracks, porcelain dental crowns for more severe cracks and if the whole tooth needs to be replaced, we offer dental implants.
If you break a tooth, do your best to collect all the pieces for possible reattachment at our office. If there’s bleeding, rinse out your mouth and apply sterile gauze.
A chipped tooth may seem like a minor issue but should be evaluated by an emergency dentist. If possible, save the piece of the tooth that was chipped off and bring it to your appointment.
Severe tooth pain
Just about everyone experiences a toothache at some point in their life. When tooth pain is severe, it may be a sign of infection. To help with discomfort, apply a hot compress and then call us so we can see you right away.
Knocked out tooth
Do your best to find the knocked-out tooth and put it in milk right away to help preserve it. Bring the tooth with you to your appointment because in many cases, we’ll be able to reimplant it. As with broken teeth, if bleeding occurs, rinse out your mouth and apply sterile gauze.
Pain of any kind can indicate an infection. You should call us so we can evaluate your jaw right away and find the cause of the pain.
It’s important to see our emergency dentists so they can evaluate the cause of the swelling. In the meantime, a cold compress can help to alleviate pain from swelling.
If you think you may be having a dental emergency contact our Billerica practice at 978-663-4303 right away