Emergencies happen when you least expect them, and we know how scary that can be. Our goal is to get you prepared for your emergency dental visit, so you can walk in today, call your local Aspen Dental now or schedule online to get started.
When you’re in significant pain, or experiencing any of the following emergencies, your care team will address urgent needs with a comprehensive exam and then schedule a follow-up as needed. Aspen Dental dentists can help with these emergency dental care services:
Cracked tooth or teeth
Repair tooth from lost or loose fillings
Wisdom tooth pain management
Root canal therapy
If there is uncontrolled fever, swelling that is affecting breathing or swallowing, an injury with a suspected bone fracture, or other medical emergencies, call 911.
Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and we understand they can be alarming. That’s why our dental care teams are staffed consistently and are ready to support you in any dental emergency. From treating swollen gums, to resolving wisdom tooth pain, Aspen Dental is here to get you smiling again.
The first step to provide you with proper care is for your dental professional to conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. An exam can include an X-ray or other diagnostic tool to ensure they are getting a holistic view of your dental situation. Your care team may evaluate you for dental issues such as: broken teeth, a dental crown falling out or an emerging wisdom tooth. After identifying the underlying cause, along with locating any inflammation or infection that may be present, your emergency dentist will explain their diagnosis with you, along with their recommended care plan.
To get you the speediest relief for your dental emergency, it’s essential that you describe any pain you’re experiencing to your dentist. After they complete your examination, they’ll begin implementing the agreed upon treatment and may administer pain relieving medication to you. This can be in the form of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, or a simple injection to alleviate swelling and discomfort faster.
Depending on the nature of the dental emergency you’re experiencing, it may be best to schedule a follow-up appointment. This is to provide the adequate time and attention your oral health may need. Although our 24-hour emergency dental team can administer quick and efficient care, if you're experiencing a more complex issue like a root canal, it may be necessary to visit your local Aspen Dental once more to give you the full scope of support your dental health deserves.
An emergency dentist can help in many situations, including:
Oral pain relief
Emergency tooth extraction
Restoration of a loose filling or crown (sometimes a temporary solution)
Dental infection care
Wisdom tooth pain management
For other specialized services, such as services that require a pediatric dentist, contact your local Aspen Dental office for more information.
If you’re experiencing intense or ongoing pain in your mouth, it’s best for a dentist to have a look at what’s going on. A few of the most common examples of dental emergencies include the following.
Tooth filling: After having a cavity filled and the numbing medication subsides, you may notice a difference in the way your teeth feel. If your bite is misaligned, or if anything feels off, be sure to return to your dentist for an immediate re-evaluation, or contact a 24-hour emergency dentist.
Broken tooth: If you’ve broken a tooth, this is definitely a reason to contact your local Aspen dental care team. A broken tooth can have rough edges and possibly inflict more damage to your mouth if not treated immediately. Your dentist will promptly assist you with the care you need to restore your smile.
Root canals: A damaged or infected tooth can lead to more complex problems down the road. When you visit a dentist for an emergency root canal, they’ll do everything they can to alleviate discomfort as they begin treatment. A follow-up visit may be in order to complete your care.
Wisdom teeth: If you sense pain at the back of your jaw, an emergency dental care team will evaluate your wisdom teeth and schedule extractions as needed.
Swollen gums: When gums are swollen, it could be due to an infection or inflammation. Contact your local Aspen Dental care professional to receive immediate care.
Pores in teeth: If you’re experiencing pain in your teeth when breathing through your mouth, your dentist can provide a desensitizing treatment that seals your teeth like a varnish. This will prevent hot or cold air from entering and disturbing your teeth.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, your emergency dentist can help:
Canker sore or a cold sore: While the exact cause of canker sores is unknown, it’s believed that dental procedures can possibly contribute to irritation inside of cheeks or gums. Laser therapy can help provide instant pain relief and speed up the healing process. Longer term care may be necessary to fully resolve canker sores and cold sores.
Sinus pressure: If you have sinus pressure that doesn’t seem to respond to other treatments, it could be related to dental health. Visiting your dentist can help you at least rule out any dental connection.
If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort in your mouth, don’t wait to contact your 24-hour emergency dentist. A dental professional can effectively administer the immediate and ongoing dental care you deserve.
¹The Aspen Dental Savings Plan is NOT INSURANCE. Plan members pay periodic membership fees in exchange for access to discounts on certain identified dental services rendered by participating Aspen Dental® providers in accordance with the plan fee schedule. Plan members are obligated to pay dental providers directly for services rendered. Plan details, retail fees and member savings may vary by provider and/or dental office location, please see specific plan terms and conditions for details. Dental membership plans are not qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act, and do not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L.c. 111M and 956 CMR 5.00. The Aspen Dental Savings Plan is administered by Membersy LLC, a discount medical plan operator. The Aspen Dental Savings Plan is not affiliated with or endorsed by any state insurance department.