Have you broken or injured a tooth before? Do you have a current dental injury or problem that requires immediate treatment? Receive care for your dental emergency in our Worcester, MA dental office. Dental emergencies are oral health problems that need prompt professional dental treatment. Emergency dental care helps prevent further dental complications and repairs the smile. Please call our office if you have a dental emergency and need immediate treatment.
Types of Dental Emergencies in Worcester, MA
Some of the most common types of dental emergencies include:
Broken or Missing Teeth
If you have chipped or lost a permanent tooth, we can help. Use a damp cloth to place pressure on the tooth and immediately call our office. We may recommend veneers, dental crowns, or tooth bonding treatment to restore the look of your teeth. If you have just lost a permanent tooth, locate it and hold it by its crown. Gently rinse the tooth in cool water. You can transport the tooth to our office in a cup of saliva or keep the tooth in your cheek. If we cannot reattach the tooth, we can provide you with dental implant treatment. Implants replace teeth at the root and easily blend in with natural teeth.
Tooth pain and discomfort can have multiple causes. Dental cavities, teeth clenching and grinding, dental injuries, and gum disease can cause tooth pain. Contact our dental office and we will examine your smile to find the cause of your tooth pain.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you may have gingivitis. Although gum inflammation is not an emergency, it is a predecessor to gum disease. Contact us for a routine visit so we can help clean bacteria buildup to help reverse inflammation. If you have just undergone dental surgery or an extraction, you will experience bleeding for hours after your procedure. However, if bleeding persists for over two days, call our office.
Damaged or Lost Restoration
Broken or missing dental crowns, bridges, and dentures are not only an aesthetic problem but can be uncomfortable. Call us if you have just broken or lost a dental restoration and we will work with you to provide a temporary restoration and craft your permanent restoration.
Call our office in the event of a dental emergency at [new_patient_phone_span]. If you do not have an emergency but have another dental concern, schedule a dental visit with us online.