A dental emergency can happen at any moment, and while most people feel prepared to handle medical emergencies, dealing with the need for urgent dentistry services presents more of a problem. If you live in Framingham or other nearby communities, you can rely on the experienced dentist and team at Framingham Family Dental Care to provide fast and effective emergency dentistry services to relieve pain and start repairing dental damage as soon as possible. All you have to do is call our dental office as soon as your dental emergency occurs. Our caring emergency dentist and team will help you to assess the situation, walk you through at home care, and schedule a time for you to visit our dental office in Framingham to start restoring your smile.
When you call our team experiencing a dental emergency, we’ll walk you through first aid steps and pain management techniques over the phone. Below, you’ll find some basic steps you can take following common dental emergencies:
A severe toothache or dental sensitivity can be indicative of a need for root canal therapy, so it’s important for you to schedule an appointment to visit our team as soon as possible. In the meantime, take over the counter pain relievers to handle discomfort. You may also want to use topical pain-relieving ointments. Avoid chewing with the damaged area and take special care to brush and floss around the tooth.
If there are sharp parts of the tooth, make sure cover them with orthodontic wax or bite down on gauze to avoid damaging surrounding teeth and soft tissue. Avoid chewing with the damaged area and take special care to brush and floss around the tooth.
If you have a knocked out tooth, try to replace it in the vacated socket. You can bite down on gauze or cloth to hold the tooth in place and slow bleeding. If you can’t replace the tooth, store it in a container of milk or water and bring it with you to our dental office. You can take over the counter pain relievers and use ice packs to reduce discomfort and prevent swelling. Avoid chewing with the damaged area and take special care to brush and floss around the tooth.
If a filling falls out, you don’t need to worry about retrieving it. Instead, follow the instructions for a chipped or broken tooth above. If you lose a crown, try to replace it over the damaged tooth. If you can’t replace the crown, bring it with you. If you’re in pain, take pain relievers and use ice packs to reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Avoid chewing with the damaged area and take special care to brush and floss around the tooth.
Not all emergencies can be avoided, but there are some changes you can make to reduce your risk, including:
Your emergency dentistry treatment plan will be unique to you, and the price will vary depending on the complexity of your restorative dentistry needs. During your emergency dental appointment, we’ll review your situation and treatment options, including pricing to restore your smile’s appearance and function. Our team is happy to process dental insurance claims and work with third party financiers to offer payment plans. Our goal is to fit the cost of your emergency dentistry services into your budget.