Emergency Dental Care
We’re here to help when you’re in pain and experiencing a dental emergency
Regular visits to the dentist are hard enough for a lot of people and dental emergencies are even harder. We are here to get you the care you need fast, ensuring your comfort, recovery, and restoration of your teeth. All dental emergencies are different but our wide range of advanced treatment techniques and technology will have you smiling again soon!
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Emergency Dentist Braintree, MA
At Allen Dental Associates, we are here to help you fast when you need it most. Our highly trained professionals use only the most advanced technology and techniques to help you recover from any dental injury. Your emergency dental appointment will include:
- Fully customized treatment and recovery plan
- Treatment administered by highly trained professional experts
- Treatment using the latest and greatest technology and methods
- Fast response time to help you with your pain fast
Common Dental Emergencies
Lost or Broken Filling
The jagged edges of a dislodged filling can cut the tongue and surrounding areas and cause discomfort throughout the mouth. The sharp edges can easily be remedied by levelling the filling or tooth edges at an emergency appointment. A lost filling can also cause irritation and can lead to an ulcer on the side of a cheek.
Cracks and Fractures
Common symptoms of a tooth crack include: cold sensitivity and sharp pain while chewing. The lower molars are most at risk of cracking. A tooth crack is the incomplete fracture of enamel or dentine.
Crowns are susceptible to break for numerous reasons including: fracture, non-retentive preparation, secondary caries, weak cement, excessive occlusal force, decementation, or loosening of the crown. If a crown becomes loose or broken, it puts you at risk of inhalation and ingestion. If your crown breaks, we recommend you book a dental emergency appointment immediately
Broken or Loose Implants
Broken or loose implants are rare but they do still happen. Implant failure is usually attributed to infection or moderate to severe bone loss. We recommend that you book a dental emergency appointment immediately.
Oral swelling may be a sign of an infection. Symptoms of infection include: redness, tenderness, and warmth.
An abscessed tooth is defined as an infection that occurs at the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. If you have an abscess a localized pus formation is typically seen at the root end of the tooth, along with redness and swelling. If it is an acute condition, we may be able to prescribe antibiotics at a dental emergency appointment. Root canal therapy will be required.
Knocked Out Tooth
Recover the tooth if possible and do not touch the root end of the tooth. It is possible to re-plant the tooth within half an hour of being knocked out. Book an emergency appointment immediately.
An extruded tooth is a tooth that has been forced out of its original position. Do not attempt to force it back into place. Book an emergency appointment immediately.
Some soft tissue injuries include injury to the tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips. Bleeding is common and should be controlled using a salt-water rinse, cold compress, or moistened gauze. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, give our office a call.
Frequently Asked Questions
If something in your mouth hurts or feels off call our office and we will do our best to get a better understanding of your pain and schedule you in for an emergency visit ASAP when needed.
Many insurance plans cover a portion of dental emergencies. We recommend that you call your provider for a full explanation of coverage.