Emergency Dentistry in Melrose, MA
Fractured Tooth? Serious Pain? We’re Here to Help!
At Pan Dental Care, we believe in being there for our patients when they need us most. That’s why we always encourage you and your family to contact us in Melrose, MA immediately if someone has experienced a severe oral injury and/or significant pain.
Our team of highly-skilled dentists strives to accommodate dental emergencies on the same day whenever possible, providing relief and customized treatment solutions that will help you regain a complete, discomfort-free smile as soon as possible.
Why Choose Pan Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available By Calling 781-665-5190
- Outstanding Team of Dentists & Specialists
- State-of-the-Art Dental Techniques & Technologies
Unparalleled Experience & Dedication to Personalized Dental Treatment
Parents, Sons & Daughter Team at Pan Family Dental Care in Melrose are known for comfortable,
painless, high-tech dental care trusted since 1988.
At Pan Dental Care, we are proud to provide dedicated emergency services for both new and reoccurring patients here in the greater Melrose area. Our practice has been in business since 1988, and with two generations of the same family serving as your dentists (as well as a talented orthodontist specialist), our experience and scope of clinical skill are clearly unmatched. Better yet, we utilize the latest in digital and diagnostic technology to deliver superior results and offer same-day appointments whenever possible, helping families receive the smile-saving treatment they need with minimal waiting.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Knocked -Out Teeth and Bitten Tongue
A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible at 781-665-5190.
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Physical dental injuries can happen on the football field, in car accidents, or even while walking down a flight of stairs. When this frightening situation befalls you or a loved one, it’s important to not panic. Instead, pick up the phone right away and contact Pan Dental Care for assistance. We can help you overcome broken/fractured teeth, partially dislodged teeth, and even fully knocked-out teeth with dedicated restorative solutions.
In the meantime, here are some tips for what to do before you’re able to reach our office:
- Facial swelling is likely to occur when teeth are broken. The use of a cold compress held against the cheek can help reduce this.
- Apply light pressure to any bleeding with gauze or a washcloth. If the bleeding is particularly heavy and sustained, please go straight to your nearest emergency room.
- If the tooth has been knocked out, try placing it gently back into its original socket and holding it there. If this isn’t possible, carrying it in a container of milk to the practice is recommended.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
If good brushing and flossing habits aren’t maintained on a day-to-day basis and existing cavities propagate, patients may start to develop serious oral infections that lead to noticeable dental pain (otherwise known as “toothaches”)
Of course, this type of discomfort may also be caused by a piece of food or foreign debris that’s stuck between the teeth – in order to rule out this possibility, we recommend flossing and rinsing the mouth first.
Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for further assistance. We may need to perform root canal therapy to remove infected tissue from within the tooth and stabilize its structure. Alternatively, if the infection is already too severe, our only option for relief may be to extract the natural tooth and replace it with a functional and attractive restoration.
Root Canal Therapy
If you’re experiencing a great deal of pain and/or sensitivity in a specific tooth, there may be an advanced infection present near the nerve of your tooth. In this case, our dentists are very likely to recommend root canal therapy as the best way to eliminate pain and save yourself the trouble of a missing tooth.
Using special tools, we will access the tooth’s inner “pulp” and remove it from the canals, thereafter filling the canals with a safe, biocompatible substitute. Countless teeth treated with root canal therapy go on to last for many more years – this procedure has a success rate of over 95%!
Despite our dentists’ best efforts to prevent this outcome here in Melrose, tooth extraction may still become a necessity for patients who are experiencing traumatic dental injuries or advanced infections. Additionally, we may need to remove one or more teeth to make way for important orthodontic treatment or if a young patient’s “baby” tooth isn’t falling out quickly enough to make room for the adult teeth.
We will prioritize your comfort at every stage of this treatment process and start working on the proper tooth replacement solution (if needed) without delay.