Dental Emergency Brookline: What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency | Tooth pain is a common sign of an underlying issue. Unfortunately, some patients cope with the pain to avoid visiting the dentist. However, we recommend contacting us whenever a dental concern arises. Being proactive is beneficial for maintaining good oral health. For example, ignoring tooth discomfort could lead to infection or tooth loss. Learn more about dental emergencies below.


What is a Dental Emergency?

In short, a dental concern that involves bleeding, severe pain, or potential tooth loss is considered a dental emergency. As a result, we encourage all patients to contact us if they have a dental concern. Your comfort and dental health is our main priority.

Common Dental Emergencies

Tooth Pain

Tooth pain should always be addressed. It could be a sign of underlying issue such as infection. If so, it must be treated right away to save the tooth. Infection usually involves a root canal procedure where the infected pulp is removed to save the tooth.  

Tooth Fracture

Facial injuries could result in a tooth fracture which needs urgent attention. The damaged tooth could be painful or have sharp edges. Moreover, the damaged tooth could be exposed to bacteria.

Damaged Dental Work

Contact us if your dental work becomes loose or damaged. This includes crowns, bridges, fillings, and dental implants. The underlying tooth and gum area can be become infected as a result.

Avulsed Tooth

An avulsed tooth is also known as a knocked out tooth. If this occurs, contact us right away. You are likely to experience bleeding and pain. In addition, replacing the tooth is needed to restore your smile. If you have the fallen tooth, avoid touching the root. Additionally, place it in milk or clean water to help salvage it. If we are unable to reinsert it, other teeth placement solutions will be discussed.

Contact Us

We proudly accept new patients and encourage everyone to contact us with a dental concern or question. Call (617) 665-6503 or book an appointment online. In addition, you may visit us at 2001 Beacon St #300, Brighton, MA 02135. Most insurances are accepted.