Emergency Dentistry – Attleboro, MA
Don’t Put Off Emergencies, Give Us a Call
Emergencies of any kind are stressful, and it can be especially unsettling when something suddenly goes wrong with the health of your teeth or gums. Stay calm knowing you can call the team at Capron Park Dental when you need us most. Avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room — your emergency dentist in Attleboro provides urgent care for knocked out teeth, loose or dislodged teeth, toothaches, and anything else you believe requires immediate attention.
Why Choose Capron Park Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Multiple Tooth Replacement Options
- Multiple Experienced Dentists In-House
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
When a dental emergency appears, the first thing you should do is give a call to our office. By doing this, you not only get a chance to schedule an emergency appointment (hopefully for the same day), but you’ll also get helpful advice on what you need to do next. The sooner you get your dental emergency handled, the more likely you’ll get out of discomfort and prevent your situation from getting worse. Until you arrive, here’s what you should do depending on the emergency you’re having.
Use dental floss to remove food debris from in between your teeth. If your tooth continues to ache, take an ibuprofen to relieve any discomfort or inflammation. Use an ice pack to reduce any swelling that may be present. If pain does not go away, get to our office as soon as possible.
Keep any pieces of the tooth that you can and bring them to our office. If your tooth appears sharp or jagged in any way, cover the tooth with dental cement to prevent accidentally cutting your gums or oral tissue. Apply a cold compress to your face for about 10 minutes at a time, removing and reapplying every 10 minutes for up to an hour. A crown will likely be needed to cover the damaged tooth.
Locate the tooth and do your best to stay calm. Pick up the tooth by the crown portion only. Avoid touching the root or the tissue still attached. After rinsing your mouth out with warm water and gently rinsing any dirt or debris from the tooth, place it back into your socket. Alternatively, you can keep it in a container of milk, saltwater, or saliva to keep it preserved for up to one hour. Get to our office right away to have it reimplanted.
Lost Filling / Crown
If you still have the restoration, use dental cement, denture adhesive, petroleum jelly, or sugar-free chewing gum to reseat the crown temporarily. If you do not, call our office to schedule an appointment and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you arrive.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
The good news is the majority of dental emergencies can be prevented when you have the right at-home oral care routine. Brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, and visiting our office once every six months for exams and cleanings helps you avoid most tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. You should also use a mouthguard when playing sports or a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep. Never use your teeth as a tool.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
When it comes to cost, it can be difficult to know exactly what it will be until you’ve been examined by one of our dentists. Certain treatments cost more to perform. For example, a simple dental filling to fill a cavity will always be more affordable than a root canal to save a tooth. Regardless of what the cost may be, our goal is to provide you treatment that is reasonable and affordable. We’ll help you build a treatment plan that’s within your financial means.
Teeth sensitivity isn’t always an issue that requires immediate care; however, it is a red flag there’s a problem brewing in your mouth. Although your discomfort may only last for a few minutes, it needs to be addressed by your dentist. We’ll find the underlying cause, such as gum disease or a cavity, to provide the treatment you need to stop your pain. We may also recommend Vanish XT to protect your smile from tooth sensitivity.