Dental Emergencies


Emergencies

Swansea & North Attleborough Emergency Dentistry – Same Day Dental Care

Same Day Dental Care



When you have a dental emergency, you don’t want to wait days to get the care you need. At 508 Dentist, we believe that no patient should have to suffer with the pain and uncertainty a dental emergency can bring, which is why we will make arrangements to see you the same day if you call before 11am. In order to provide our patients with immediate emergency dental treatment, we offer extended office hours and Saturday appointments. 

If you need emergency dental treatment after our regular office hours, call us at 508-336-8478 and follow the instructions provided. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies


What is considered a dental emergency?


If you are experiencing uncontrollable bleeding, severe pain, or have a tooth that is badly damaged or has been knocked out, that is considered a dental emergency. Call our office right away and we will see you as soon as we can.


What helps unbearable tooth pain?


When tooth pain is unbearable, it’s a sign that there is a serious problem with your tooth. This is not something that will resolve on its own, so it’s important to call our office and make an appointment. In the meantime, you can use over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, cold compresses, or numbing gels to dull the pain until your appointment.


Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?


Yes, a knocked out adult tooth can be put back in, but only with prompt treatment. Hold the tooth by the crown (never touch the root) and gently rinse away any debris or dust with milk or saliva. If you feel comfortable doing so, try to push the tooth back into your socket; otherwise, place it in a small cup of milk or saliva. Call our office immediately and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible so we can save your tooth.


Is a broken tooth an emergency?


It depends—if your tooth is badly broken, has sharp edges, or is painful, that is considered a dental emergency. If you’ve suffered a small chip and it is not painful, you can make an appointment to have it filled in with bonding or covered over with a dental veneer, but it’s not considered an emergency.


Is a tooth abscess an emergency?


Yes, a tooth abscess is a dental emergency that requires urgent treatment. In addition to the unbearable pain caused by dental abscesses, they are a sign of an infected tooth. This infection can spread to surrounding soft tissue and bone, and it can be life-threatening if it spreads to other parts of the body or the bloodstream.


Can a dentist fix a broken filling?


Yes, broken fillings can easily be fixed or replaced. If you’re experiencing tooth pain as a result of a broken filling, we consider this a dental emergency and we will see you as soon as possible. If you’re not in pain, we will make an appointment for you within a day or two—even if a broken filling isn’t painful, it’s important to get it fixed quickly to prevent infection.


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