Your Emergency Dentist in Newton, MA
You and your loved ones may not be able to avoid a dental emergency, but you can be prepared with a plan of action. The first step is easy. Pick up the phone and call us. In most cases, we’re able to offer same day appointments for patients experiencing a dental emergency. If we’re unable to see you on the day you call, one of our knowledgeable team members will take time to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone. Our goal is to ensure comfort and safety for every patient when they need us most. Walid Ben Aissa, DMD and his dedicated team welcome emergency dental patients from Cambridge, and the Greater Boston area to visit us during dental emergencies.
Common Dental Emergencies
We trust our patients if they contact us during a dental emergency, but for those who may be unsure whether their condition is urgent, the following are the most common emergency cases we treat:
- Lost, broken, or damaged teeth and dental restorations
- Damaged or bent full and partial dentures
- Severe toothache that may be indicative of root canal infection
- Adverse reaction to medication, infection, or other concerns that arise during recovery from dental care
First Aid During Dental Emergencies
When it comes to emergencies, there are a few things you can do to protect your oral health. The first step is to keep any damaged tissue clean. This will reduce risk for infection or inflammation that can make a dental emergency much worse. Don’t use toothpastes or mouth rinses to clean the damaged area, unless otherwise directed. Simply swish warm water to remove debris. Use ice packs at 20 minute intervals to relieve pain, slow bleeding, and stop swelling. Proceed to your nearest emergency room if you believe your emergency may be life threatening.