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Emergency Dental Hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Common Dental Emergencies
Soft Tissue Injuries
Broken or Chipped Teeth
Object Stuck in Teeth
24/7 Emergency Dentist Leominster MA
If your painful dental emergency has you at your computer during the early hours of the morning, frantically searching “emergency dentist in Leominster MA”, we have the help you’re looking for!
Because we know how frustrating it is to deal with a painful dental emergency and not find help when you need it, we’ve created partnerships with walk in dentists across the country, including in Leominster, MA. Our 24-hour emergency dentist referral service ensures that we can have an appointment booked for you in as little as 24 hours, so call us today at (855)-352-6790.
What You’ll Need for Your Leominster Emergency Dentist Appointment
Once you’ve called us to set up an urgent dental care appointment with a Leominster emergency dentist and are waiting for us to call you back with the details, it’s important that you track a couple of things down.
For starters, if you’ve recently visited your regular dentist and came home with any type of dental-related document, try and track them down. Whether it’s a copy of your patient profile, dental x-rays, or even a detailed receipt, make sure you have it handy, ready to bring with you to your appointment.
If you’re currently on any medications and are aware of any allergies you may have, we suggest making a list of both. It’s very important that the emergency dentist and their team know about medications and allergies before your appointment to ensure that nothing is given or used on you that will cause an allergic reaction or clash with your medications.
Once we’ve called you back with the details of your appointment, including the phone number of your emergency dentist, you should give him or her a call to inquire about insurance. It’s best to know ahead of time if your insurance will be accepted or not. If your insurance isn’t accepted, asking roughly how much your appointment will cost is the best way to make sure there are no surprises when it comes time to pay your bill.
When it comes time to leave for your emergency appointment, remember to give yourself at least 15 to 20 minutes to fill out paperwork, ask any questions you may have, etc. Emergency dentists operate just like your regular dentist, so keep that in mind!
Finally, if you have any anxiety or fear over visiting the dentist, don’t bottle it up. Your emergency dentist and their team have experience in addressing their patient’s anxieties and making sure they’re comfortable, so don’t be afraid to speak up and let them know how you’re feeling at any point during your appointment.
Emergency Denture Repair in Leominster
If your dentures have seen better days and you need help repairing them, we can help with that, too! Within our emergency dentist referral network, we have a number of Leominster denture repair lab technicians who work closely with emergency dentists. If your dentures are unable to be repaired, we can have you fitted for new ones on the same day you come in for your appointment.
Some of the Most Common Dental Emergencies We See
Unfortunately for all of us, urgent care dental emergencies always seem to show up at the worst possible time. Whether it’s the night before a double shift at work, when your dental insurance has run out, or it’s the middle of the night, one thing is for sure – dental emergencies have no schedule to adhere to.
Some dental emergencies, such as a lost tooth, make themselves known as soon as they occur. Other emergencies, such as a cavity or an oral infection, are the end result of a cluster of oral health issues that were left untreated.
While it’s extremely important that you deal with dental emergencies as soon as they occur, sometimes an emergency doctor should come before an emergency dentist. For example, if you’ve been in an accident and have trauma to the head, you need to head straight to your local emergency room to see an emergency doctor, not an emergency dentist.
Lost or Knocked Out Teeth
The first thing you need to do if you’ve lost a permanent tooth, especially if it was knocked out during an accident, is figure out whether or not you’ve received trauma anywhere else. Remember, head trauma equals a trip to your local ER no matter what!
If the only problem at hand is your lost tooth, the next thing you need to do is try and find it if you can. If you’re able to find it, make sure you pick it up by the crown. If you pick it up by the root, the other end of the lost tooth, you’re going to damage it, possibly to the point of no return. The only way the emergency dentist will be able to safely replant it back into the empty socket is if the root remains undamaged.
The best way to preserve a lost tooth until we can get you in to see an emergency dentist is to put it back in the empty socket. If you’re unable to do so or are just not comfortable attempting this, you can also preserve the tooth by keeping it in a cup of milk or water.
Oral Infections and Abscessed Teeth
If you have an oral infection, or even if you suspect you have one, call us immediately. Just like bodily infections, oral infections are a time-sensitive, ticking time bomb that turn into a full-blown, life-threatening emergency if they are left untreated. Remember, your oral health is a reflection of the rest of your health!
Oral infections and abscessed teeth develop and fester quite easily. A chip to a tooth, creating an open door to the inside of the tooth, is all it typically takes for an abscessed tooth to form.
This means that, unfortunately, you probably won’t notice you have an oral infection until the pain starts. However, sometimes you’ll get lucky. If you notice anything that looks like a pimple in your mouth, call us right away. Oral infections sometimes present themselves as what appears to be acne.
What to Do if You’ve Lost a Crown or a Filling
Losing a crown or a filling is very common. Make no mistake, though, losing either is very serious, especially if one or the other was responsible for covering a large hole in your tooth. You can lose a crown or a filling from an injury, which is usually the case, or even if either was put into place a long time ago.
No matter what the case may be, you need to act fast. As soon as you can, take a trip to your local drug store or pharmacy and pick up some dental cement, gauze, or cotton balls. Whatever method you choose, just remember that the hole must stay covered until we can get you in to have a new filling or crown put in.
If you allow the hole to remain exposed, the emergency dentist may have to extract the tooth due to the damage that will occur from eating, drinking, etc.
Having an Emergency Tooth Extraction Done
Unfortunately, sometimes no matter what you or your emergency dentist does during a dental emergency, a tooth cannot be saved. Don’t lose hope, though! The emergency dentist we set you up with, along with their team, will first do everything in their power to save your teeth before an emergency tooth extraction has to happen.
If the tooth cannot be saved, the extraction procedure will begin with the area being numbed to ensure that you won’t feel any pain. The only thing you will feel is some minor pressure when the emergency dentist uses a pair of dental pliers to gently rock the tooth until it pops out. If that doesn’t work, he or she may have to carefully break the tooth up and remove it by the piece.
Once the tooth is out and the procedure is finished, the emergency dentist will then go over aftercare instructions with you. Following their instructions to the letter will ensure that you avoid an oral infection and the amount of time it takes for the site to heal will be minimal.
When to See an Emergency Doctor vs an Emergency Dentist
It’s extremely important to know when you need an emergency doctor before an emergency dentist. Emergency doctors can’t help in saving your teeth, but they can help with managing your pain, treating any injuries you may have, and are able to perform tooth extractions.
Emergency dentists, on the other hand, can save your teeth, help you with your pain to a certain degree, and are able to treat any oral injuries you may have. Unfortunately, they aren’t equipped to deal with any major injuries, especially when it comes to any head trauma.
Remember we sere the areas in Massachusetts in and around Leominster MA, Fitchburg MA, Lunenburg MA, Shirley MA, Devens MA, Lancaster MA, Sterling MA, Princeton MA, and Westminster MA, please call our service line and speak to the operator to setup your emergency dental appointment for the same or next day.