Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Specialist
When a dental emergency occurs, you can’t always wait until normal business hours for help. Whether you have a severe toothache or a broken tooth, you can receive dental care right away at Danforth Dental. Dr. Frank A. Facella provides emergency services for patients in Framingham, Massachusetts who have dental problems that can’t wait for regular business hours.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

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What Counts As A Dental Emergency?

Any dental issue you have that puts you at risk of serious complications or causes extreme pain is considered an emergency. These include the following dental problems:

  • Toothache
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Missing tooth that was knocked out
  • Lost or severely damaged fillings
  • Foreign object in teeth
  • Severe tongue or lip bite

What Happens if I Don’t Get Emergency Dental Care?

That depends on the kind of dental problem you have. If you have a toothache caused by an infection, the infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause a potentially life-threatening emergency. Severe tooth infections can also cause so much damage that you’ll end up needing a tooth extraction. If you have a broken or chipped tooth, you can also get an infection if bacteria invade the inner part of your tooth. With prompt dental care, Dr. Facella lowers your risk of having complications from tooth problems.

What Should I Do if I Had a Tooth Knocked Out?

Dr. Facella might be able to save your tooth if you have it treated in time. If your tooth is knocked out, pick it up gently by the crown instead of the root. Place your tooth in a cup of water to keep it from drying out. If you get to Danforth Dental quickly, such as within an hour of your tooth falling out, Dr. Facella will clean the socket and put the tooth back in place if possible. If the root attaches itself to the socket, you’ll be able to keep your tooth as is. If your tooth can’t be saved, Dr. Facella will let you know your options for a replacement tooth.

What Should I Expect When I Call For Emergency Dental Care?

When you call, you’ll be able to make an emergency appointment for your dental problem, even if it’s after hours. If you can’t reach Danforth Dental for emergency care, head to your local hospital for immediate help. When you come in for emergency care, Dr. Facella and other team members at Danforth Dental will make sure you receive prompt dental care.

If you need emergency dental care, please contact Danforth Dental immediately for help.

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