Emergency Dental Care Specialist

Mark C. Beal, D.M.D. & Associates

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Boston, MA

When your dental health is at risk, you need emergency dental care. Dr. Mark Beal and his experienced team at Mark C. Beal, D.M.D. & 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 Mark C. Beal, D.M.D. & Associates or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

When your dental health is at risk, sometimes you can’t wait for treatment. Common dental emergencies include:

  • A broken jaw
  • Loose or lost fillings
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Severe toothache or pain
  • Losing a permanent tooth
  • Object caught between teeth

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.

What should I do if I lose a permanent tooth?

If you lose a permanent tooth, make an appointment with Dr. Beal and his 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 Dr. Beal.

To reduce bleeding from the tooth socket, a cold, wet compress can be applied.

What if I have a severe toothache?

While you wait for your appointment with Dr. Beal or one of his 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.

What are emergency dental care services?

Your emergency dental care services depend on your dental emergency. Mark C. Beal, D.M.D. & Associates is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology to address every emergency situation including digital X-rays.

Dental emergency care includes:

  • Fillings to repair damage or decay
  • Root canals to treat infected tooth pulp
  • Crowns to provide protection for damaged teeth

If you need emergency dental care, Mark C. Beal, D.M.D. & Associates can accommodate same-day appointments and has staff on call 24 hours a day; call or schedule an appointment online.