Dental Emergency

Saugus Smiles

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Saugus, MA

Dental emergencies tend to arise at the worst possible times, and having a dental team you know and trust makes it far easier to navigate a dental emergency. Greg Rosenblatt, DMD, at Saugus Smiles in Saugus, Massachusetts, offers prompt and compassionate care for all types of dental emergencies. Schedule an appointment today to learn more. Online booking is available, but you can also call or simply walk in for emergency dental services.

Dental Emergency Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

Many dental needs can be met during a routinely scheduled dental appointment. There are times, however, when a sudden dental need arises. 

One way to think about dental emergencies is to consider how long you can wait to have your concerns addressed. If you’re in significant pain or there’s trauma to your teeth or the soft tissues in your mouth, you should call the office to set up an urgent care visit. Walk-in care is also available. 

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

Some of the dental issues that might require emergency care include:

  • Fractured tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Object lodged between tooth 
  • Lacerated gum tissue
  • Abscess
  • Severe decay
  • Oral infection 

Advanced decay or an oral infection can cause severe pain and quickly develop into a serious medical event. If you’re in pain or sustain damage to your teeth or the soft tissues within your mouth, call Dr. Rosenblatt to set up an emergency dentistry appointment. 

What if one of my teeth is knocked out?

A knocked-out tooth is among the most common types of dental emergencies. The steps you take immediately after this type of dental trauma can make the difference between saving or losing the tooth. 

The first step is to find the tooth and carefully pick it up by the crown, or the chewing portion. Take care not to touch the roots of the tooth, as this area has delicate cells that are essential for reimplantation. 

If the tooth is dirty, you can rinse it under gently running water. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place by biting down on a small piece of gauze or a clean cloth. 

The next best thing is to place the tooth between your gums and cheek. You can also place the tooth in a small container and cover it with milk. Call Dr. Rosenblatt right away to determine your next steps. 

Dr. Rosenblatt is proud to offer top-quality emergency dental services. If you or a loved one is in need of care, please don’t hesitate to call or come by for a same-day appointment. Online booking is also available.