In case of a dental emergency, contact Dr. Joseph Costa at (508) 687-6579
Our dental care team will make every effort to fit you in for a same-day dental emergency exam.
Dr. Costa and his dentists in Worcester, MA, recognize that dental emergency situations do arise. Often at the most inconvenient times. Dr. Costa offers this general dentistry service for patients that need to see a dentist as soon as possible. We do our best to accommodate dental emergencies on the same day. Please call our office as early as possible so that we can provide you with the best nearby dental care for emergencies. For after-hours emergencies, call our office to receive an emergency phone number from our answering machine.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored and should be addressed as quickly as possible! Avoid permanent or costly damage to your teeth and gums. Common dental emergencies can include severe toothaches, jaw pain, gum pain, broken restorations and teeth, and knocked-out teeth.
Treating a Dental Emergency in Worcester, MA
It is important to contact our Worcester dentist office as soon as possible in the event of a dental emergency so that we may offer immediate advice and schedule a visit if necessary. Here are a few quick tips for handling an emergency to avoid further damage:
If possible, retrieve the tooth by holding it by the crown (the part usually exposed in the mouth). If it is dirty, lightly rinse in water, but do not scrub or remove attached tissue fragments. Store the tooth in a container of your own saliva. Knocked-out teeth have the highest survival rate if they are returned to the socket within one hour of being knocked out! To save and reattach the tooth, contact us immediately. We also provide tooth replacement options if the tooth can not be saved.
Lost Filling or Dental Crown
DO NOT use temporary measures to replace the filling or crown. If you have recovered the filling or crown, DO NOT attempt to re-attach the crown using glue or oral cement. Put the restoration in a safe place. Contact us as soon as possible. You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease discomfort.
Try rinsing your mouth with warm water or flossing gently to remove any lodged food. If you have swelling, a cold compress can be applied to the outside of your mouth or cheek to help reduce swelling. Do not put tooth pain relief gel directly against your gums or aching tooth, as they may burn your gum tissue. Contact us as soon as possible for treatment.
A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus in a tooth caused by an infection. This serious problem can worsen with time and spread the infection to the rest of your body if left untreated. Call us immediately for treatment. To ease discomfort, you may rinse with a mild saltwater solution.
Schedule an Emergency Dental Exam
Dr. Joseph Costa is your trusted local dentist that can handle any type of dental emergency. Do not delay; give us a call at 508-590-9383 today. We provide dental services for all ages and surrounding Worcester, Massachusetts neighborhoods.