When your dental health is at risk, you need emergency dental care. Dr. Murphy and her experienced team at Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates in Boston accommodate same-day appointments in dental emergencies and have staff on call to take care of your teeth no matter what. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen; call Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates or schedule an appointment online.
When your dental health is at risk, sometimes you can’t wait for treatment. Common dental emergencies include:
When you experience tooth pain or trauma, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. If the nerves in your teeth become damaged, it can cause additional pain and increase your risk of infection.
If you lose a permanent tooth, make an appointment with Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates immediately. While you wait, keep your tooth moist and handle it as little as possible. If possible, return the tooth into its socket, bite down on a wet tea bag or some gauze to hold it in place.
You can also rinse the tooth off and save it in a small amount of milk or saliva until your appointment with Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates.
To reduce bleeding from the tooth socket, a cold, wet compress can be applied.
While you wait for your appointment with Tracy L. Murphy M.D. or one of her associates, use warm water to rinse your mouth to remove any debris that might be in your teeth. You might also try gently flossing to free food stuck between your teeth.
Don’t apply pain relievers or aspirin to your teeth or gums, but a cool compress or ice pack held against the area can provide some relief.
Your emergency dental care services depend on your dental emergency. Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology to address every emergency situation including digital X-rays.
Dental emergency care includes:
If you need emergency dental care, Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates can accommodate same-day appointments and has staff on call 24 hours a day; call or schedule an appointment online.