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Emergency Dentist

A dental emergency such as a broken or knocked-out tooth can happen when you least expect it, resulting in a frenzy to find a dentist.

Drs. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein provide comprehensive emergency dental services to restore your oral health as quickly as possible.

Need emergency dental care? Contact our Boston, MA, dental office. We can help!

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Are You in Need of a Dentist Right Away? We Offer around-the-Clock Assistance

Dental emergencies seem to happen at the most inconvenient moments and can cause extreme discomfort. Without immediate treatment, your emergency can worsen and require more expensive and time-consuming treatment in the future.

Our Boston office provides a 24-hour live answering service so that our patients can get the help they need, no matter the time of day. When you speak with one of our specialists over the phone, we can walk you through how to handle your emergency by providing some quick and immediate steps to ease the pain. In most cases, the on-call provider can schedule an appointment to see one of our dentists the following day. To get started, call us at:

(617) 227-6076

Examples of a Dental Emergency

Patients should contact our Boston office right away if any of these dental emergencies happen:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Tooth pain
  • Broken tooth
  • Swollen gums
  • Dental crown or veneer that fell off

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Amy Baird


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Dr. James Stein is a world-class dentist. I was referred to him years ago by a renowned periodontist because my mouth's challenges require the expertise of a highly trained, innovative and meticulous professional. For nearly three decades, Dr. Stein has provided me and my family with superior care. The emergency temporary bonding that he did on my high school daughter's badly chipped front tooth lasted for eleven years...

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Heather Bartel


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I first saw Dr. Brett Stein a few years ago for a dental emergency—he was extremely calm and knowledgeable and put my mind at ease during what could have been a stressful experience. Since then, I have been back to the office regularly for cleanings and check-ups, and it’s always been a great experience. I trust the Stein Esthetics team completely and highly recommend them for high quality dental care.

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Why Choose Us for Your Dental Emergency?


Years of Expertise

Both of our dentists have received extensive training in the specialized field of prosthodontics. Dr. James Stein has been providing high-quality dental care to the Boston, MA, community for over 30 years. Together with Dr. Brett Stein, he has helped to rebuild the form and function of hundreds of smiles.

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Fast Treatment

Because we use the latest technology in dentistry, our team of dentists is able to provide the vital care you need to alleviate your symptoms fast. In most cases, we can restore a broken or infected tooth in a single dental appointment.

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Wide Range of Procedures

Our dentists provide a wide range of dental procedures and can treat virtually any case without referring you to another office. However, if you have experienced injuries to the face such as lacerations or jaw fractures, we recommend that you visit the emergency room instead.

Same-Day Results Thanks to Our In-Office Technology

Our dentists use CAD/CAM technology to create dental crowns and restore damaged teeth in one appointment.

What to Do during a Dental Emergency

Accidents such as trauma to the face or mouth can cause significant damage to your teeth and create long-term side effects. To save your teeth and protect your oral health, here are certain steps you can take when facing a common emergency: 

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Without touching the root, carefully rinse the tooth, insert the tooth back in the socket, and gently bite down to secure it. If you are not able to reinsert your tooth, submerge it in a tightly sealed container of saline or milk to preserve the tooth. Bring the container with you to your dental appointment and our dentists can reinsert the tooth in the socket if it is still viable. We provide a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures if a tooth is too damaged to save.

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Fractured or Broken Tooth

If you have a fractured or broken tooth, place any broken pieces into a container of saline or milk. Our dentists may be able to bond the pieces back together at our Boston office. For larger fractures, a dental crown can be created and fitted in just one appointment.

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A toothache can be caused by an infection, gum disease, or a dental abscess. For toothache pain, take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and place an ice pack on your jaw to ease any discomfort until our dentists can see you.

Utilizing Advanced Technology for Better Results


For patients with cracked or damaged teeth, our dentists use computer-aided design and manufacturing technology to create crowns and veneers in just one dental visit. There's no need to schedule an inconvenient second appointment with a long waiting time in between.

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We use a digital imaging system to take precise impressions of your teeth and ensure our dental restorations fit comfortably without affecting your bite. Thanks to our digital impressions system, we don't have to use dental putty impressions, which are messy and uncomfortable.

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James M. Stein, DMD

Our dental practice has been trusted by Boston patients for over 30 years. Together, Dr. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein are members of various renowned organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Prosthodontists

If you are ready to achieve optimal oral and overall health, call our office at (617) 227-6076 or request an appointment online.

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