We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Is a debilitating toothache making you search for “emergency dental care near me?” If you need pain relief and treatment to keep the problem from returning, our dentists can see you during our scheduled office hours for emergency services.
Where Can I Find an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
When you have a dental emergency, such as a severe toothache, finding emergency dentists in Sturbridge who can treat you becomes extremely important. If you are searching for “a emergency dental office near me,” you want to make sure that a dentist will see you quickly. Emergency dentists will usually make it a priority to get you help during our normal office hours. We may be able to find time on the same day that you call.
What Are Common Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dentists typically treat patients who are in agonizing pain or patients who have an issue that will only get worse if they postpone treatment. Typical emergency dental care that our general dentist provides during scheduled office hours includes:
- Relief from pain and treatment of infections from decay
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Restoration of lost fillings or crowns
- Orthodontic device problems
- Emergency repairs for cracked or broken teeth
- Wisdom teeth pain management
Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?
I’m not sure whether I need to look for emergency dentists in Sturbridge. What types of conditions warrant urgent dental care?
Broken or Fractured Teeth
With a broken or fractured tooth, you may not feel any pain, or you could have severe pain. Either way, you should visit an emergency dental office to prevent infection or further damage to the tooth.
If you have knocked-out teeth, gather the pieces, holding the teeth by the crown and rinse in warm water. You may gently put the teeth back in the socket if possible, before calling our office.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
If you have severe toothache pain or pressure, contact our office. Contact emergency dentists, especially if you also have an earache or a fever.
Tooth sensitivity that occurs suddenly or sensitivity that is very painful may be a sign of a gum infection or a fractured tooth; you need emergency dental services to diagnose and treat the problem before it becomes worse.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay becomes a problem if the decay reaches the root of your root, as it will cause an excruciating toothache.
If you have an agonizing toothache, swelling of your gums and a fever, you may have an abscessed tooth. You should have an abscessed tooth seen quickly as the abscess could cause serious complications.
Lost or Loose Fillings
If you have lost or loose fillings, emergency dentists can replace the fillings to prevent decay or damage.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
If you have broken crowns or lost restorations, call our office to arrange an appointment. Your teeth are exposed to decay and unprotected from damage without the restoration to protect them.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Broken brackets or loose wires can cause orthodontic pain or injuries. Our dentist can stabilize your appliance and alleviate your pain.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding can cause a problem. Our dentist can protect your tooth enamel in the future by creating a night guard for you.
Sinus pressure alone is not an emergency. However, if you have a toothache as well, let an emergency dentist rule out an oral infection or impacted wisdom teeth.
When Should I Get Emergency Dental Care Immediately?
How do I know if I should call 911 for my problem? I’m not a dentist and I am having a difficult time deciding if I have an emergency that requires treatment right now.
Examples of conditions that are too serious to wait for normal office hours and require emergency dentists include:
- Severe or uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth
- Severe gum or facial swelling
- Sudden injuries, such as an accident, that results in teeth, jaw or facial trauma
- You suspect you may have a broken jaw
How Much Does Urgent Dental Care Cost from Emergency Dentists?
You cost for emergency dental care depends on what type of emergency you have and what one of our dentists determines is the best course of action. We pride ourselves on having an affordable emergency dental office, but we understand that the expense can be a hardship for some of our patients. No one expects dental emergencies; they usually happen when you don’t have extra cash on hand. While we work with many major insurance companies, we have patients that require uninsured emergency care. Our office may be able to work out flexible financing arrangements and we accept major credit cards as well.
We offer the DentRite® discount dental plan to our uninsured patients. It is an easy way to save money on some emergency services, such as root canals because you don’t need to file any complicated claim forms. Just show your card to one of our participating dental offices. There are discounts on preventative care as well, which can help prevent many emergencies from recurring in the future. DentRite is not insurance so there is no paperwork to file, simply show your card and receive your discount. You pay one low fee for an entire year of coverage.
What if I need to find emergency dental care near me after hours? How can I find emergency dentists in Sturbridge after hours?
Searching for 24hr care when you are in pain or bleeding from the mouth is not easy. If you’re not sure how serious your dental problem is, err on the side of caution and visit your nearest hospital room or call 911. If you can wait, our dentists will see you as soon as possible. If you’re having an after-hours or weekend dental emergency that does not require immediate treatment, please call our office and we will get back to you as soon as we resume our normal office hours. We are always ready to furnish prompt, compassionate care.