Emergency Dentist – Belmont, MA
Get the Same-Day Care You Need!
Is a toothache keeping you awake at night? Maybe you fell and broke a tooth? No matter the situation, you need an emergency dentist right away. Dr. David Salibian is here for you! He provides the same day care you need to stop your pain and save your smile!
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
You can never fully prevent a dental emergency, but there are some that come with warning signs, such as leaving a cavity untreated. In some cases, you can be completely caught off guard, like when falling or experiencing a blow to the face.
Dr. Salibian is here to help you through the stressful situation. With time of the utmost importance, it’s best to call us right away for an appointment. A member of our team can also walk you through some first-aid care at home to help ease your discomfort while you wait.
Nothing is worse than a toothache. Often, it can indicate an infection, which may require a root canal to treat. While you wait for your appointment, take an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage your discomfort.
A chipped or broken tooth can often be treated with dental bonding or a crown. Unfortunately, severe breaks may require an extraction. Dr. Salibian will do what he can to save your tooth. In the meantime, keep your tooth clean and avoid chewing with it.
Sometimes, a knocked-out tooth can be saved if you act fast. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with saline or water. Gently try to reinsert it back into the socket. If you aren’t successful, place it in a cup of milk or saline solution.
Over time, a restoration may come loose or fall out. Although there are over-the-counter kits, don’t try to fix it on your own. Instead, keep your tooth clean and don’t chew with it until after the restoration has been replaced.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
You cannot fully prevent dental emergencies, but there are several things you can do to lower your risk of one, such as:
- Maintain your home oral hygiene habits.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
There isn’t a set amount you can expect to pay because the cost is determined by your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with an estimate and work with your insurance company to reduce the amount you need to pay. We offer several forms of payment to help accommodate your budget, including third-party financing with CareCredit.
If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Salibian is here for you. Contact our office right away for an appointment.