Emergency Dental Care in Plymouth and Kingston, MA

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What is Emergency Dental Care?

When unexpected dental needs arise, our caring general dentists are ready to provide efficient care. We are pleased to serve the Plymouth and Kingston, MA communities with prompt, compassionate care when patients need it most. Our team treats a wide range of urgent dental needs — from broken fillings and tooth pain to knocked-out and abscessed teeth — and works quickly to restore comfort and oral function. At Plymouth Dental Group, we always make dental emergencies a priority and strive to see patients as soon as possible. Please contact us right away if you or any member of your family needs emergency dentistry. We can help relieve a stressful emergency situation and offer advice on how to care for your mouth until you arrive at our practice.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Any time you experience an injury to your mouth, gums, teeth, or jaw, it is best to call our office right away. Time is of the essence in certain emergency situations, such as when a tooth becomes knocked out or dislodged. We can help you determine when to come in and offers suggestions on how to manage discomfort until you visit our team. While you may or may not have discomfort, it is still best to have our dentists evaluate the affected area for hidden damage. Even seemingly small injuries can lead to bigger issues if not treated right away. Conditions that commonly call for urgent dental care include:

  • Toothaches or jaw pain
  • Tooth abscess or infection
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Loose fillings, crowns, or bridges
  • Damaged or broken dentures
  • Knocked out or dislodged teeth
  • Gum infection, excessive bleeding, or swelling
  • Blunt-force trauma to the mouth or jaw

In the event of a serious injury, please visit the nearest emergency room right away. Our team can repair any damage to your smile once such injuries have been treated.

What Can I Expect During a Dental emergency?

Every dental emergency is unique and may require a different approach to care. When you arrive at our practice, our dentists will carefully assess your mouth and may take x-rays to fully understand the extent of your treatment needs. Once we have this information, we will discuss your options with you and create your treatment plan. While you might require one or several visits to restore your oral health, we will make every effort to minimize your discomfort and restore your function and appearance as quickly as possible.

what is the Recovery Process After a Dental Emergency?

Our team will provide you with instructions to help you heal following your emergency dental treatment. Depending on your needs, our dentists may prescribe antibiotics or pain medication that should be used exactly as directed. We will also tell you whether any follow-up appointments should be made to complete your care or further assess your condition. Tips on how to minimize future dental emergencies, including the use of sports mouth guards, can also be provided during your visit. Following any dental emergency, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen with daily flossing and brushing. During your routine checkups at Plymouth Dental Group, our dentists will continue to keep an eye on your healing progress.

Does Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Treatments for dental emergencies may be covered under dental insurance. Once we understand your needs and create a treatment plan, our financial coordinator will check your benefits and let you know of any portion of treatment that may not be covered. To make your care convenient and affordable, Plymouth Dental Group takes several payment methods and can help you apply for low-interest financing. Please do not delay seeking urgent dental care over financial concerns, as delaying treatment might lead to greater, more expensive needs later.

Compassionate, Convenient Care

If you or a loved one experiences injury or damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Plymouth Dental Group for emergency dental care. Our emergency dentists will work to manage your pain and repair any damage to your smile as quickly as possible. Fast treatment is essential to saving your oral well-being and preventing further concerns. For convenient, compassionate emergency dental care, contact our Plymouth, MA practice right away.

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