At Soft Touch Dentistry, we understand dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. That’s why we’re here to provide compassionate care when you need it the most. Our experienced team of dental professionals is dedicated to prompt emergency dental care with comprehensive solutions for all your dental needs.
Why Choose Soft Touch Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?
With dental emergencies, time is of the essence. That’s why Soft Touch Dentistry prioritizes all dental emergencies with same-day appointments. Whether you knocked out a tooth or have a severe toothache, we provide urgent care to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible.
Our highly skilled dental team has extensive experience caring for dental emergencies. We have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and create an effective treatment plan quickly. You are always in good hands at Soft Dental Dentistry.
Our emergency dental care services can treat the following:
- Dental Trauma
- Dental infections and abscesses
- Lost or broken crowns
- Chipped teeth
- Swollen gums
- Crown, bridge, veneer re-cements
Our approach to a dental emergency
Soft Dental Dentistry prides itself on consistently providing compassionate dental care. We understand how frightening dental emergencies can be. We offer personalized consultations that will help you feel more at ease before, during, and after treatment. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most compassionate and supportive care possible.
Emergency dental care at our office
Using state-of-the-art technology, we’re equipped to deliver the safest, most effective dental treatment to help relieve your pain. We only use the most-advanced diagnostics tools and treatment techniques, including computerized tomography, implant placement systems, and digital impressions, to provide you with the dental care you deserve.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies include broken teeth, dental infections, and abscesses, lost dental restorations (crowns, fillings, or bridges), gum swelling, and bleeding or pain that is uncontrollable at home.
How soon can I get an appointment?
We do our best to schedule dental emergencies on the same day. We understand how frightening dental emergencies are, so we want to make sure you feel better as soon as possible without waiting.
What should I do if I knocked out my tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that requires immediate attention. If you can find the tooth, rinse it off under cool water and gently try to re-insert it back into the socket. Bite down on a clean cloth and contact us immediately.
Can you repair a broken tooth?
Yes, in many cases, we can repair a broken tooth. The exact treatment depends on several factors, including the extent of damage and which tooth it is.
Do you accept dental insurance for dental emergencies?
Yes, we accept a variety of different insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, we also accept credit cards and offer in-house financing.
What Can I Expect Before Getting Emergency Dental Care?
When getting emergency dental care, the first thing you can expect is to be looked at as soon as possible. Once you are checked in, the dentist will perform an emergency dental exam to assess the problem. What separates an emergency dental exam from a traditional one is that they only tackle the root of the problem. Before any treatment can be administered, you will be asked about your medical history and if you are currently taking any medication.
Another factor you can expect from emergency dental care is sedation. If your dental emergency is causing you pain and discomfort, the dentist may need to use anesthetics to numb the affected area. If you have dental anxiety or an invasive procedure needs to be performed, you may have to be sedated.
What Are Common Reasons People Need to Have Emergency Dental Care?
There are quite a few reasons as to why someone would need emergency dental care.
These reasons can include the following:
- A filling must be replaced.
- You have sudden tooth pain.
- You have severe gum disease.
- You have a broken jaw.
- You have a severe dental infection.
- One or more of your teeth were knocked out.
- You have an impacted tooth.
- A large object is stuck in between your teeth.
How Do I Prevent the Need For Emergency Dental Care?
Emergency dental care can help treat severe problems swiftly, but there are ways to prevent needing it. For example, people who play sports are usually at a higher risk of needing emergency dental care. Sports can be dangerous at times and can cause significant harm to a person’s teeth if they are hit in the mouth. To prevent this, it is crucial that you wear a high-quality mouthguard.
Another way to prevent emergency dental care is to never ignore symptoms. Symptoms act as warning signs of a much larger problem. Even the slightest toothache can evolve into something much worse. If you feel any symptoms, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. The faster you tackle the problem, the easier it will be to treat.
If you’re having a dental emergency, Soft Touch Dentistry is here to help. Contact us at 617-782-9250 in Brighton or at 617-332-8146 in Newton to schedule your appointment or inquire about our emergency dental services.