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Emergency Dentistry – Northborough, MA

Compassionate Care in Your Time of Need

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A dental emergency can strike anyone at any time. If and when that happens to you, what should you do? One of your first steps should be to call a trustworthy emergency dentist. Here at Northborough Dental Associates, we are always ready to spring into action to help patients who need urgent care. When your dental emergency starts, get in touch with us right away. We will arrange our schedule to treat you as soon as possible with emergency dentistry in Northborough, MA — probably even on the same day you call.

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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Some dental emergencies are the result of a longstanding problem that suddenly announces itself in the form of great pain. Other emergencies are due to a sudden trauma, such as a fall or a hard impact during a sports game. Our team is equipped to handle both types of situations. Before you arrive in our dental office, however, there may be a few steps you can take on your own to lessen your discomfort and minimize the damage to your oral health.

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If you have a sharp, throbbing pain, it is possible that an infection has invaded the pulp inside your tooth. You may need root canal therapy or possibly even an extraction. Before your treatment, OTC pain medications may be able to take the edge off of your discomfort.

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

Collect any large pieces of your tooth that broke off and bring them with you to your appointment. You can place sugar-free gum on the tooth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from any jagged edges. We may be able to repair the damaged tooth, but it is also possible that you will require an extraction.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Pick up the tooth by its top part and gently rinse off any debris. Try to place the tooth back in its socket; if that is not possible, store it in a glass of milk or water. Get to our dental office as soon as possible. If you reach us within an hour or two of when the tooth got knocked out, we might be able to splint it back into place.

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Lost Filling/Crown

You can attempt to place a crown back on a tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. Avoid chewing with the vulnerable tooth. When you get to our dental office, we may be able to reattach a dislodged crown, but it is also possible that we will have to provide you with an entirely new restoration.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Here are a few tips to help you reduce the likelihood that you will face a dental emergency:

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The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The cost of treating your dental emergency will depend on the nature of the problem. For example, if you just need a prescription, you will pay less than if you require root canal therapy or another type of major treatment. During your appointment, we will provide you with upfront pricing information, and we will explain your payment options. We are happy to accept most forms of PPO insurance, and most patients qualify for affordable financing through CareCredit.

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