Emergency Dental Care
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If you believe you are having a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 508-366-1911 for a same-day dental appointment. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Common dental emergencies include:
- severe toothaches
- knocked-out teeth
- cracked or broken teeth
- bleeding gums
- jaw injuries
Dental issues and accidents can happen at any time. Sometimes they require immediate treatment, and when that is the case, we are here to assist. If you are searching for emergency dentistry in Westborough, MA, we are your solution.
Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost of a Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies follow the same payment guidelines as normal dental practices. For a list of our accepted insurance providers, forms of payment, and all other payment information, visit our financial page.Dental Insurance & Financial Information
What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies are any dental problems that need immediate treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, treat a severe infection, or alleviate severe pain. Severe infections or tooth abscesses can be life-threatening and you should call your dentist immediately. If your dentist is unavailable, seek urgent care at your nearest medical facility.
If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.
- I had a tooth knocked out.
- My tooth has been chipped or cracked.
- My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
- I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
- I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
- My jaw is injured.
- My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.
- My tooth is loose or out of alignment.
Home Care for Dental Emergencies
What if my tooth gets knocked out?
If your tooth gets knocked out, it is important to pick up the tooth by the top and not by the root. You should rinse the tooth gently with only water, and remember to not scrub the tooth. If possible, you will need to place the tooth back into its socket. If this isn't possible, it is best to place it in some milk. You will then need to call your dentist as soon as possible so that you tooth can be reimplanted.
What if my tooth is loose but still attached?
It is recommended to contact our office right away if you have a loose tooth or a tooth out of alignment. If you can, you can try to put the tooth back in its original position by gently pushing it, but remember to not force it.
What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?
Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment. A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water
- Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
- Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue