There are a lot of conditions that qualify as dental emergencies. The most obvious are dental injuries caused by oral trauma, such as a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, a loose or knocked-out tooth, or cuts and lacerations to the cheeks, lips, and tongue.
However, lots of other things also qualify as dental emergencies and require immediate care. A toothache, for example, may indicate a tooth infection, and is an emergency. If you pull out a crown or a dental filling, it’s critical to have it replaced right away to protect your oral health.
As a rule, we recommend calling North Billerica Smiles whenever you’re experiencing a lot of oral pain or discomfort, or if your mouth is bleeding. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and we can discuss your issue and determine whether you need same-day care.
We offer same-day appointments for our patients because we know how important it is to have access to convenient, compassionate care when you need it most. Our dentists always plan to have a few appointment slots open each day to accommodate patients who may be experiencing dental emergencies.
Time is of the essence when it comes to emergency dental care. A knocked-out tooth, for example, must be replaced within 1-2 hours in order to save it. And even for other dental emergencies, getting care right away means you can get relief from pain and discomfort, get back to your day-to-day routine, and avoid potential future complications associated with your emergency.
Think the ER is your only choice if you have a dental emergency after hours or on the weekend? Think again! At North Billerica Smiles, we offer after-hours emergency appointments as well as weekend emergency dentistry.
We understand that dental emergencies never happen on your schedule. You or your family could be affected by an emergency at any time, not just from Monday to Friday or during standard 9-5 business hours.
So we always offer some limited emergency dentistry slots after-hours and on the weekends. Whether you notice a toothache on Friday evening, your child bumps their tooth on their Saturday soccer game, or you have any other dental concern that needs to be addressed right away, our team is here to help.