Dental emergencies, such as a broken or fractured tooth, can happen at the most inconvenient times. Dr. James M. Stein provides comprehensive emergency dental services at our Boston, MA, practice to restore your oral health as quickly as possible. Dr. Stein and our team provide a 24-hour live answering service for our patients so you can receive immediate attention during unplanned, stressful emergencies. If a tooth has been injured, many times it can be restored if handled in the first 24 hours. We also provide a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures for a tooth too damaged to save. If you are suffering from a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call us at (617) 217-6076.
Around the Clock Assistance
Dental emergencies seem to happen at the most inconvenient moments and can cause extreme discomfort. The team at our office provides a 24-hour live answering service for our patients to 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 for the following day to address your trauma.
How we Can Help
Dr. Stein has received extensive training to become a prosthodontist. He can perform a comprehensive range of restorative procedures to rebuild the form and function of your smile. In addition, our office uses advanced technology. In many instances, we can provide the vital care you need to alleviate your symptoms and restore your tooth in a single 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. Knowing steps to take in the first few hours of a dental emergency can save your tooth and protect your overall oral health. The first thing to do during a dental emergency is to call our offices. There are a number of steps you can immediately take when facing a common dental emergency, such as:
- Knocked-out Tooth: Without touching the root, carefully rinse the tooth (do not scrub), 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 the appointment and Dr. Stein can reinsert the tooth in the socket if it is still viable.
If you are in pain from a severely injured tooth, our experienced and caring staff are available 24 hours a day to help alleviate and minimize your discomfort.
- Fractured or Broken Tooth: Place any broken pieces in a container of saline or milk and bring with you to the appointment. Dr. Stein may be able to secure the tooth with dental bonding or a dental crown.
- Toothache: Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and place an ice pack on your jaw to ease any discomfort and inflammation until Dr. Stein can see you.
Receive Vital Care
If you are in pain from a severely injured tooth, our experienced and caring staff are available 24 hours a day to help alleviate and minimize your discomfort. Contact our Boston, MA office today if you are facing a dental emergency.