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Emergency Dentist – Belmont, MA 

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Is a toothache keeping you awake at night? Maybe you fell and broke a tooth? No matter the situation, you need an emergency dentist right away. Dr. David Salibian is here to provide you with the same-day emergency dentistry in Belmont, MA that you need to stop your pain and save your smile. Don’t wait to give us a call; we’ll get you out of discomfort and on the path towards a healthy smile in no time.

Why Choose EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care
of Belmont for Emergency Dental Care?

What We Do in a Dental Emergency

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Although no one ever expects it to happen to them, dental emergencies are quite common. In fact, research shows one in six Americans experience an oral health emergency every year. If you’re like many people, you might be a bit confused as to what’s classified as a dental emergency. You may not even know what to do if you have one. You’re not alone. To play it safe, give us a call so we can better assess your situation.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Seeking emergency dental care can be stressful enough as it is without having to worry about paying for your treatment. That’s why, at EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care of Belmont, we offer a variety of financing and payment options so you won’t have to stress about getting the urgent treatment you need. It’s important to also keep in mind that the sooner you schedule an emergency appointment, the higher the chance that we’ll need to use a less invasive treatment to fix the issue. If you need emergency dental care or would like to learn about our financing options, be sure to contact our office today to learn more about the cost of treating dental emergencies in Belmont, MA.

Factors That Influence The Cost of Emergency Dental Care

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There are several unique factors that go into the emergency dental visit cost. Once our team is able to examine your mouth and assess the severity of your situation, we’ll speak to you about some of these factors:

  • What treatment you require.
  • Whether you need a restoration after your treatment.
  • If you need to come in for a follow-up appointment.
  • Whether you require sedation to be treated.

Our team takes pride in providing honest service, so we will make sure that you’re not left in the dark throughout your visit and will provide you with detailed updates of our findings.

Easy Financing For Dental Emergency Appointments

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Our team will gladly accept and file most insurance claims on your behalf and keep you updated about the dental emergency cost. We also offer several easy ways to pay and accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa, as well as an affordable Wellness Dental Access Plan that provides discounts on all services that we offer. If you have any questions about financing your treatment, you can contact our team or speak with us at your visit!

The Importance of Getting To Your Emergency Dentists Fast

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With dental emergencies, it’s vital to seek out immediate treatment to prevent the problem from getting worse. If you notice any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms or experience dental trauma, don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals immediately. If you put off being seen, it will likely result in the need for a more invasive, and possibly more costly, treatment down the road as well.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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You cannot fully prevent dental emergencies, but there are several things you can do to lower your risk of one, such as:

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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It’s always better to be prepared, even if it’s for events like dental emergencies that you hope never occur in the first place. However, when you are dealing with a dental emergency, knowing what to do next can make the difference between saving a tooth and needing it extracted. That’s why we’ve included a series of the most common questions we receive here at EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care of Belmont! If you have any additional questions that weren’t listed, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call directly. We look forward to helping you out in any way that we can!

Can I Go to the Emergency Room for Care?

We do not recommend going to an emergency room for a few different reasons. For one, most ERs are not equipped to treat your dental emergency. Furthermore, they often don’t have the training or even the permission to perform treatments that you might find in a dental office. Instead, they are more likely to give you painkillers and tell you there’s nothing they can do. The only time you should visit an emergency room for care over the dentist is if you have a broken jaw or excessive oral bleeding.

What’s the Best way to Get Rid of Tooth Pain?

Dental pain is best aided by anti-inflammatory medications, which include ibuprofen or acetaminophen. However, it can also help to create a saltwater mixture and rinse it around your mouth for 30 seconds to a minute. To create this mixture, simply combine ½ teaspoon of salt and 8 ounces of warm water. If you’d like a more natural approach to pain relief, apply clove oil to the tooth using a cotton ball.

Do Toothaches Get Better On Their Own?

In the overwhelming majority of dental emergencies, teeth do not get better on their own. Damaged or aching teeth are not like a cold or a small cut on your arm, both of which either go away or heal on their own after enough time. When tooth enamel is broken, it stays that way until it’s restored with a crown or filling. Toothaches don’t go away; in fact, they often get worse the longer you go without treatment. This is why we always recommend patients to call us in the event they feel something is wrong.

What Should I Do If My Child Knocks Out a Tooth?

Do your best to find the tooth as soon as possible. Make sure to keep it moist by keeping it contained in milk or saline solution. Keep in mind that just because it’s a baby tooth does not mean you should assume that it’s normal for it to come out. Instead, you should treat it like an adult tooth that was knocked out and get to our office as soon as possible.

What Should I Keep On Me to Stay Prepared For a Dental Emergency?

  • Nitrile gloves
  • Painkillers
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Dental mirrors
  • Antibacterial hand wipes
  • Dental wax and cement
  • Floss
  • Salt
  • Temporary filling material
  • Topical anesthetic or clove oil
  • Cold compress
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