Emergency Dentist Saving Weymouth Smiles
Medical emergencies of any kind are painful and stress-inducing, but patients know where to go and who to call when they break an arm or sprain their ankle. What about dental emergencies? Who do you call if you lose a tooth or experience a debilitating toothache? For patients in Braintree, Weymouth, Randolph, and Hingham, and all along the South Shore, Columbian Square Dental offers emergency dental care when you need it most – during an emergency! We invite patients to contact us right away in case of a dental emergency. No matter what time of day, call our office, and we’ll attempt to offer a same-day appointment or provide expert recommendations to make you comfortable until you reach our practice.
The best way to ensure patients maintain their oral health during a dental emergency is to help them prepare to take action protecting their oral and overall health. In case of emergency, we recommend following this process:
- Call – Contact our team right away. We’ll provide guidance over the phone, schedule an appointment, and help patients stay safe and healthy before they visit our team.
- Clean – Preventing infection is essential when it comes to facial trauma, lost teeth, and other injuries. Gently rinse out the mouth or wound with warm salt water. Take care to preserve natural oral structures while removing debris and bacteria. Don’t use oral rinses, toothpaste, or other products to clean wounds unless our team directs you to do so. One situation where brushing and flossing are encouraged is when patients have food or other debris caught in teeth. Gently brush and floss to remove these items, and if this is ineffective, don’t use toothpicks and other sharp objects to dislodge food or debris. Allow our team to care for your smile.
- Care – Manage pain by taking over the counter pain relievers. Do not place aspirin or other products directly onto teeth as this may cause more harm. Use an ice pack or cold compress at 20-minute intervals (20 on/20 off) to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
If you experience a broken jaw, bleeding that will not abate after one or more hours, or severe traumatic injury, call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room. Our office is conveniently located directly across from the South Shore Hospital and our team is happy to work in partnership with medical professionals to ensure your oral and overall health is protected.