Dental Emergency: 4 Reasons to Call Your Dentist

Dental Emergency |Proper dental  health is essential for all patients. Hence, why we strongly encourage everyone to maintain their dental exams and cleanings. Preventive dental care avoids complex issues like severe decay and periodontal disease. However, dental emergencies do occur. Some are sudden and should be addressed quickly. Learn about the top 4 reasons your dental concern could be an emergency. Then, contact us with any questions. We’d be happy to assist.

Dental Emergency Boston

Tooth Pain

Ouch! Tooth pain can be a nuisance or even unbearable. Although many patients try to cope with the discomfort, they should contact their dentist. Tooth pain is a known indicator of an underlying issue. Often times, the issue is infection or severe decay. Both potential problems can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, this can be avoided with early treatment.

Avulsed Tooth

Sudden tooth loss is a dental emergency. Therefore, we recommend storing the fallen tooth in water or milk and contacting your dentist right away. If you are not able to bring the tooth, teeth replacement solutions are available.

Affected Dental Restorative Work

In general, dental restorations that become damaged or loose require urgent attention. For example, damaged or loose dental crowns  need to be corrected to avoid infection of the underlying tooth. Let us know if you ever experience issues with your dental work. It could be an emergency.

Broken Tooth

Injury can result in a broken tooth. If so, contact us. The affected area might be painful and the tooth could have sharp edges. Moreover, bacteria may enter the tooth and cause infection.

Contact Us | Dental Emergency

Obtain optimal dental health by scheduling an exam and consultation. Our dental office offers an array of solutions including dental emergency care. Simply, call (617) 330-8887 or book an appointment online. Also, visit us at 1 International Place 7th Floor Boston, MA 02110. Additionally, proudly accept new patients and most insurances.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 

 

If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.