Emergency Dental Services

Dental problems can be painful, especially when you have a dental emergency or the pain strikes suddenly. Accidents can happen at any time. Often, we face dental emergencies at times when finding a open dental office is challenging, like after business hours, late at night or over the weekend. Finding an emergency dentist does not have to be difficult. Gentle Dental has over 39 convenient locations in the New England region to help with your dental emergencies.

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Most dental pain or trauma does not require immediate emergency dental work. However, there are extreme circumstances where an emergency dentist is needed for care and treatment. Whatever the situation, Gentle Dental can help alleviate your pain and discomfort and help prevent permanent damage or bone loss. Schedule an appointment today.

Get relief from:

  • Chipped, cracked or missing teeth
  • Tooth or Gum Abscess
  • Toothache
  • Mouth pain
  • Bitten/cut tongue or cheek
  • Broken braces/wires
  • Jaw pain and other dental emergencies.

Temporary emergency dental care relief

Below are a few tips to help alleviate pain and lessen permanent damage until an emergency dentist can see you. Short-term emergency dental care and dental treatment at home can help relieve severe oral pain.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area of the broken tooth with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Seek immediate dental attention.

Missing or Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see an emergency dentist immediately.

Tooth Ache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. See a dentist as soon as possible.

Temporary Crown Falls Out

If a temporary crown falls out, the best thing to do is dry your natural tooth. If you still have your crown, apply toothpaste, dental wax, or temporary adhesive and reattach it. Please call and schedule an office visit as soon as possible.

Broken Braces and Wires

Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see a dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, schedule a dental appointment for an exam.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.
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Mouth pain, even when minor, can indicate a severe underlying problem that could worsen with time. It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible for a professional evaluation to minimize damage to the teeth, gums, and the supporting bone.
Whatever your dental emergency, our experienced team of dentists can help with treatments and resolutions, often with a same day appointment. We have specialists on staff to help with all kinds of dental issues. Call today to schedule a consult in one of our many dental offices near you.

Other Emergency Conditions:
Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.