We accept all patients for dental emergency and strive to take the utmost care of them. We are able to take emergency cases as soon as SAME DAY or NEXT DAY. Walk-ins are available.
For any emergency please call us at +1 (617) 991-7717 to book an emergency appointment as soon as possible. If this is a life-threatening emergency and for whatever reason you cannot reach us, please DIAL 911.
Our dental offices welcome walk-ins and proudly provides emergency dental care. Our emergency dentists are available on most days to perform tasks such as emergency dental removal and emergency root canal. We accept all patients for dental emergency and strive to take the utmost care of them. We are able to take emergency cases as soon as SAME DAY or NEXT DAY. Walk-ins are available.
Dental Emergencies include but are not limited to:
Severe toothache and/or tooth infection
Wisdom teeth pain
Trauma or injuries
Fallen crown or veneer
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(Chipped teeth, tooth extractions and root canal-treatments can be instantly treated.)
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Most Common Emergency cases… (From WebMed Website)
1-Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth
You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of Broken Tooth.
Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, its strength has limits. Falling, receiving a blow to the face, or biting down on something hard -- particularly if a tooth already has some decay -- can cause a tooth to chip or break. If you discover you have broken or chipped a tooth, don't panic. There are many things your dentist can do to fix it.
How To Care For A Chipped Or Broken Tooth
If your tooth is broken, chipped, or fractured, see your dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise, your tooth could be damaged further or become infected, possibly causing you to end up losing the tooth.
In the meantime, try the following self-care measures:
If the tooth is painful, take acetaminophen or another over-the-counter pain reliever. Rinse your mouth with salt water.
If the break has caused a sharp or jagged edge, cover it with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum to keep it from cutting your tongue or the inside of your lip or cheek.
During this time, you should be eating soft foods and avoid using the broken tooth.
Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. If only a small piece of enamel broke off, the repair can usually be done simply in one office visit. A badly damaged or broken tooth may require a more lengthy and costly procedure. Here are some ways your dentist may repair your broken or chipped tooth.
Dental Filling or Bonding
If you have chipped off just a small piece of tooth enamel, your dentist may repair the damage with a filling. If the repair is to a front tooth or can be seen when you smile, your dentist will likely use a procedure called bonding, which uses a tooth-colored composite resin.
Bonding is a simple procedure that typically does not require numbing the tooth. To bond a tooth, the dentist first etches its surface with a liquid or gel to roughen it and make the bonding material adhere to it. Next, the dentist applies an adhesive material to the tooth followed by a tooth colored resin. After shaping the bonding material to look like a natural tooth, the dentist uses an ultraviolet light to harden the material.
Dental Cap or Crown
If a large piece of tooth breaks off or the tooth has a lot of decay, the dentist may grind or file away part of the remaining tooth and cover it with a crown, or tooth-shaped cap, made to protect the tooth and improve its appearance. Permanent crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Different types have different benefits. All-metal crowns are the strongest. Porcelain and resin crowns can be made to look nearly identical to the original tooth.
If the entire top of the tooth is broken off but the root is still intact, the dentist or an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in root canals) may perform root canal therapy and place a pin or a post in the canal, and then build up enough of a structure onto which a crown can be made. Later, the dentist can cement the crown over the pin or post-retained restoration.
Getting a crown usually takes two visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, your dentist may take X-rays to check the roots of the tooth and surrounding bone. If no further problems are detected, the dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gum and then remove enough of the remaining tooth to make room for a crown. If a break or chip has left a large piece of the tooth missing, your dentist can use a filling material to build up the tooth to hold the crown. Next, your dentist will use a putty-like material to make an impression of the tooth receiving the crown as well as the opposing tooth (the one it will touch when you bite down). The impressions are sent to a lab where the crown is made. In the meantime, your dentist may place a temporary crown made of acrylic or thin metal.
During the second visit, typically two to three weeks later, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit of the permanent one before permanently cementing it in place.
Some dental offices, however, have special digital milling technology that enables them to make a crown the same day without taking a putty impression.
If a front tooth is broken or chipped, a dental veneer can make it look whole and healthy again. A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or resin composite material that covers the whole front of the tooth (much like a false nail covers a fingernail) with a thicker section to replace the broken part of the tooth.
To prepare your tooth, your dentist will remove from about 0.3 to 1.2 millimeters of enamel from its surface. Next the dentist will make an impression of the tooth to be sent to a dental laboratory, which will make the veneer. When the veneer is ready, usually a week or two later, you'll need to go back to the dentist to have it placed. To place the veneer, your dentist will first etch the surface of the tooth with a liquid to roughen it. The dentist then applies a special cement to the veneer and places the veneer on the prepared tooth. Once the veneer is in position, your dentist will use a special light to activate chemicals in the cement to make it harden quickly.
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth chip or break is large enough to expose the pulp -- the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels -- bacteria from the mouth can enter and infect the pulp. If your tooth hurts, changes color, or is sensitive to heat, the pulp is probably damaged or diseased. Pulp tissue can die and if it's not removed, the tooth can become infected and need to be extracted. Root canal therapy involves removing the dead pulp, cleaning the root canal, and then sealing it.
Root canal therapy may be performed by general dentists or specialists called endodontists. Most root canal therapies are no more painful than having a cavity filled. In most cases, the remaining tooth must be covered with a crown to protect the now-weakened tooth.
You Asked, Our Dentists Answered!
Where can I find a good dentist near me?
We currently have multiple locations that is easily accessible with public transportation. We will always have a good dentist nearby ready to treat you. Please call our office to check what dental office location is near you and open today.
I need a dentist near me open today or a dentist open weekends.
Our dental offices are open until very late for people who may have problem with scheduling due to being busy. At all of our dental offices, we are open on the weekends to open up even more appointment times for our clients. At Sahara Dental, we are open every single day!
I need dental implants in the Boston location. Do you have oral surgeons near me?
Yes! We have the best dentists in Boston and we are always ready to treat you. You can look up our websites to find which of our dentists are closest to you. Our dentists and oral surgeons are trained to fix tooth pain, chipped tooth, install dental implants and many more with the utmost care.
I am looking for a dentist office for my tooth pain emergency. Which dentist location can treat my dental emergency earliest?
Our dentists prioritize emergencies. In our dentist offices, we welcome walk-ins for any dental emergencies. Therefore, you can visit any of our dentist locations nearest you for treatment. We will do our best to relieve your pain as quickly as possible.
Will your dentist see me with no insurance?
Many of our clients do not have dental providers and that is completely okay. Our patients health and wellness always comes first. We will work with you on the payments afterwards. We will make sure our treatments are affordable with our discounts and promotions.
What insurances do you guys take?
We take most dental insurance coverage. We gladly accept Metlife dental, United Healthcare Dental, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield dental and many more. Visit our insurance page for more information.
Where can I find a dentist near me with good reviews? Where can I find the dentist’s reviews in your dental offices?
All of our offices have over a 4 star rating! We have over a thousand reviews with all of our dental offices combined. You can find our reviews on google, our website, and even our social media pages!
What is a pediatric dentist?
According to healthychildren.org, “ a pediatric dentist is someone who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.”
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