Emergency DENTAL SERVICES
An elevated experience for your most frequent visits: cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, or night guard fittings. Our preventative dental services, performed by a skilled dental hygienist, are a step above – using the best tools, techniques, and topical agents available to protect your teeth from damage and deterioration over time. For biannual cleanings, our dentists get to those hard to reach areas, removing plaque and tartar, and reinforcing proper preventative care at home. Through digital x-rays, we detect defects or disease and use the newest radiography technology to capture precise imagery using less radiation. Our fluoride treatments help to remineralize areas of the teeth that have begun to decay, while our custom-fitted night guards prevent teeth grinding and erosion.
HOW IT WORKS
01. Assess the Situation
If you are in unbearable pain or discomfort, call 911 or seek a local emergency department for immediate help. Otherwise, call your dentist for on-demand support or a virtual consultation. We make ourselves available to see patients at all hours.
02. Dentists On-Demand
Our team of on-demand providers can help you assess the best course of action depending on the situation, and guide you through any at-home treatments for pain and symptom reduction.
03. Book an Appointment
Depending on the situation, our team can swiftly help you coordinate a time to visit the dentist either immediately, same-day, or at the earliest available time slot.
After evaluation, we provide each patient with a plan of action specific to their emergency – whether that’s a follow up procedure or at-home aftercare.
POINTS OF DIFFERENCE
Boston Dental employs some of the most experienced and decorated doctors in the field and in Boston. For our patients, we provide on-demand dental services in case of emergencies to ease you through distressing dental situations.
We appreciate the evolution of science and innovation, continuously striving to stay ahead of the curve. We offer the most advanced technology, providing our patients with efficient solutions to diagnose, treat, and restore your teeth to health.
In reimagining what dentistry can be, Boston Dental redesigned the traditional dental office. Instead, our dental centers are sleek, modern spaces that reflect the warmth and premium quality of our services and create a relaxed and welcoming environment for our patients.
At Boston Dental, building trust with our patients means being transparent about pricing. We participate in most major dental insurance plans and provide our patients with cost estimates prior to treatment. Please visit our payment and policies page for more information.
Whether you experience sharp, dull, or throbbing pain, tooth pain is one of the most common dental emergencies. If the pain is causing you difficulty with sleeping, eating, and drinking – making it hard to focus on daily activities – you should treat this as an emergency and be seen straight away.
For more mild tooth pain, saltwater rinses can relieve sore or inflamed gums; avoid beverages or foods that can worsen symptoms (too hot, too cold, spicy, etc.); try a heat pack on the face for jaw pain; use a cold compress for abscessed teeth (hot tooth) to ease pain and swelling.
There are a number of possible reasons, which is best diagnosed by seeing your doctor and performing any necessary x-rays or examinations. Tooth pain may be caused by: 1. Decay - when bacteria deteriorates the enamel of the tooth or filling, causing it to become loose or fractured. If ignored, the bacteria can spread to the nerve and potentially result in an abscess or root canal. 2. Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) - grinding or clenching of the teeth while awake or asleep can cause pain, discomfort, facial muscle spasms, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues. It can lead to: migraines, deterioration of teeth, clicking jaw joints, loose/broken teeth, sinus pressure/pain. 3. Wisdom Teeth - when a wisdom tooth is trying to erupt or impacted, it can be painful when breaking the gums or in shifting the surrounding teeth. It should be determined by your doctor when and if extraction is necessary. 4. Orthodontic Injuries - throughout an orthodontic recourse, mild pain and soreness is common for which pain relievers and saltwater rinses may help.
React quickly. If the tooth is in one piece, rinse it off and place it back in the socket immediately. Do not touch the root of the tooth or any of the tissues remaining. Hold the tooth by the crown when inserting. If you are unable to place the tooth back into the socket, submerge and store it in milk. Contact your dentist immediately.
It’s normal in this instance to feel discomfort or temperature sensitivity. Your local pharmacy will carry ‘temporary fixes’ in the form of dental cement or adhesive to tide you over until you can visit the dentist for proper treatment. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods or chewing in the area if opting for an over the counter fix.