Emergency Dentistry – Dedham, MA 

Putting a Quick Stop to Dental Pain

Man in pain holding his cheek

Dental emergencies can come in many different forms. Sometimes you might have a toothache as a result of decay that occurred due to a lack of oral hygiene. In other cases, your tooth might have been broken or knocked out in an accident. Dr. Patil has seen many different kinds of emergency cases in the past and can quickly narrow down the cause of your pain and figure out the best path toward relief. Give us a call right away if urgent care is needed!


Why Choose Dr. Gauri Patil Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day and Weekend Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Team That Prioritizes Comfortable, Quality Care
  • Comprehensive Dental Care for All Ages


How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman in pain holding her cheek
  • Same-Day Appointment: We will schedule an emergency appointment on the same day as your call. Our team will give you advice on managing your pain and other symptoms at home. We offer weekend emergency appointments, so don’t hesitate to call no matter when an emergency strikes!
  • Comprehensive Exam: Once you arrive at our dental office, Dr. Patil will take steps to put a stop to your pain and narrow down the cause of your emergency. X-rays may be taken to determine what the source of the problem is as well as the severity of the damage.
  • Review Findings: We’ll explain our findings and the nature of your emergency. Then we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan based on what your smile needs to return to normal health. Any costs will be explained along with the expected treatment timeline.
  • Get the Care You Need: Our team will work efficiently to get you out of pain, restore your oral health, and stop the situation from getting worse. The kind of treatment you receive depends on the situation.


The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Some people aren’t sure what kind of dental situations need urgent care. Below are some key examples of common dental emergencies; you should call us immediately if you notice these kinds of symptoms. Even if you’re not sure if your situation counts as an emergency, you can reach out to describe your symptoms to our team so that we can advise you on your next steps.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Dental team member showing a pamphlet to two patients

The cost of a dental emergency may vary depending on the cost of your issue. Patients who only go home with a prescription for an infection won’t have the same costs as patients who need to have damaged teeth restored. We don’t recommend treatments without a reason, and we’ll make sure you’re fully aware of what those reasons are so that you can be confident in paying for your care. We can also outline your payment options and what you can do to make it as affordable as possible.


Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Man and woman brushing teeth

The best kind of emergency is one that you can avoid. You can’t foresee every accident, but you can make your smile a little safer by:

  • Always brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day.
  • Adding mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine.
  • Protecting your teeth from bad habits (i.e., not opening packages with your teeth, not chewing your fingernails, and so on).
  • Wearing a mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth while sleeping.
  • Scheduling two dental checkups and cleanings every year.