Emergency Dentist — Beverly, MA
Knocked Out Tooth? Severe Toothache? Call Us!
Dental emergencies, just like any other, require immediate attention, but racing to your local ER probably isn’t the best idea if you’re dealing with a broken, knocked out, or extremely painful tooth. Most ERs simply don’t have the knowledge or equipment to handle these issues, but fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to find a place that does. At Beverly Farms Dental, we’re happy to accept emergency patients and can even see them on the same day that they call in, ensuring those in pain are able to get what they need as quickly as possible.
Why Choose Beverly Farms Dental for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Appointments Available for Immediate Relief
- Serving The Community for More Than 30 Years
- Digital Technology Leads to Quicker Care
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
With more than 30 years of experience serving the Beverly Farms community, our team has seen its share of dental emergencies. Basically, any situation that a patient might be in, our team has already helped countless others successfully navigate it before, which is great for peace of mind. Even better, however, is the fact that our team continually invests in the latest technology, meaning we’re able to find, diagnose, and treat issues in less time than ever, meaning patients don’t have to wait to get the relief they need.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
- Call our office right away. The sooner you give us a call, the better chance we have of relieving your pain. We’ll get you seen as quickly as possible. Over the phone, we’ll share tips to help you manage your situation in the meantime.
- See our team for an emergency exam. When you get to our office, we’ll perform an emergency exam and take X-rays as needed to identify the root cause of your problem. Our team will create a custom treatment plan to get your smile back on the right track.
- Get the care you need. During your appointment, we’ll work quickly to get you the prompt relief you deserve. In some cases, you’ll need to return for additional treatments like fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, or even extractions.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
The teeth can become severely damaged due to a nearly endless variety of reasons, such as motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries, falls at home or work…the list goes on. Nonetheless, if you or a loved one are dealing with a dental emergency, the team at Beverly Farms Dental is ready and able to help. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you manage some of the most common dental emergencies we see.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
Since every dental emergency is unique, it’s impossible to provide a set price for your care until you come in for an exam. There are some problems that can be fixed with a standard filling or prescription antibiotics, while others may need more extensive treatments like root canal therapy or dental restorations. During your appointment, we’ll explain your financing options and help you settle on a payment plan that won’t break the bank.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies aren’t 100% avoidable, but there are many steps you can take to drastically lower your chances of dental disaster. Some of those include:
- Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning
- Practicing good oral hygiene (i.e., brushing twice a day, flossing daily, rinsing every day with an ADA-approved)
- Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity
- Not using your teeth as tools
- Avoiding smoking or using tobacco
Dental Emergency FAQs
Do you want to know more about dental emergencies in Beverly? Our team has compiled some of the most common questions and answers about dental trauma and accidents below. At Beverly Farms Dental, we firmly believe that knowledge is power! The more you understand about dental emergencies, the better equipped you will be to handle an unexpected accident or injury. If you still have questions after reading these FAQs, do not hesitate to call our office.
Does Keeping a Knocked-Out Tooth in Milk Really Help?
If you have a tooth knocked out and you cannot place it gently back in the socket, you should definitely place it in a secure container filled with milk before making your way to an emergency dentist. Why? First, a dislodged tooth must stay moist in order to be successfully reattached. In addition, milk contains certain proteins that keep cells growing and prevent tooth roots from swelling up and bursting.
What Can I Take to Ease Dental Pain?
If you cannot get to a dentist right away, over-the-counter pain medication can offer some immediate relief until you are seen by a dental professional.
If an injury to your mouth is causing bleeding, choose acetaminophen over other options. Aspirin and ibuprofen can act as blood thinners and cause extra bleeding during a dental emergency.
In addition to taking over-the-counter painkillers, applying a heating or cooling pad over the affected area can also temporarily help ease your pain until you are able to see an emergency dentist.
What Counts as A Dental Emergency?
The term “dental emergency” covers any accident or trauma to the mouth that fractures or dislodges a tooth or causes severe and persistent pain. Examples of a dental emergency include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Lacerations to the tissues inside the mouth
- Loose tooth
Dental emergencies can also be caused by neglecting to practice good oral hygiene at home, which can enable cavities to form and chronic infections to develop.
Regardless of the type of dental emergency, it is always important to see a dentist right away. Otherwise, your pain could persist or get worse and more serious oral health problems could develop.
Should I Go to The ER With a Dental Emergency?
While the local emergency room is the right place to turn if you have broken an arm or suffered another medical emergency, they do not always have the tools or specialized knowledge to treat dental trauma. You should first always call an emergency dentist near you in case of a dental emergency. Often, an emergency dentist will be able to fit you in for a last-minute appointment on the very same day. If your case does indeed call for immediate attention from a medical doctor, your dentist will direct you to go to the emergency room.