Emergency Dentistry

Dentistry can’t always be scheduled, sometimes the need for emergency dentistry services arise. When they do, our office has emergency dentists available to work on restoring your smile as quickly as possible so that you can put the pain and the injury behind you.

Medical Emergencies in Dentistry

At Leominster Family Dentists, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time and often when you least expect them. Our dedicated team is prepared to provide urgent care with speed and compassion. We strive to accommodate emergency appointments on the same day to relieve pain and address your dental issues promptly.

Our Emergency Services Include:

  • Pain Management: Quick relief from pain to make you comfortable.
  • Repair of Dental Restorations: Fixing or replacing broken or lost fillings, crowns, and bridges.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Addressing infections that reach the nerve tissue of the tooth.
  • Tooth Extractions: When a tooth cannot be saved, extraction may be necessary.
  • Treatment of Dental Abscesses: Draining abscesses, prescribing antibiotics, and follow-up care to treat infection.
woman at a dentist office, holding her cheek in pain
  • What qualifies as a dental emergency?

    Dental emergencies can vary widely but typically involve severe pain, bleeding, or trauma. Here are some of the common conditions that require emergency dental care:

    • Severe Toothache: Pain that is persistent and impacts your daily activities.
    • Chipped or Broken Teeth: Especially if the damage results in pain or sharp fragments that cause cheek or gum injury.
    • Knocked-Out Tooth: Immediate care can potentially save the tooth.
    • Lost Fillings or Crowns: Exposure of sensitive parts of the tooth that results in pain or functional issues.
    • Abscess or Swelling: Signs of infection such as swelling, tenderness, or pus can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
  • What is a dental emergency?

    There are several types of dental emergencies. Dental emergencies can consist of a sudden and severe toothache, an accident that chips or cracks a tooth, a damaged or loose restoration or a lost or damaged tooth. About 22 percent of people have experienced dental or oral pain in the last six months, to know if your situation is an emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are you in severe pain or experiencing severe swelling?
    • Do you have a painful toothache that will not subside?
    • Do you have a loose or knocked-out tooth?
    • Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face in combination with a toothache?
    • Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
    • Are you bleeding from the mouth that will not stop?
    • Is your jaw injured?

    In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening and constitute contacting your dental office.

  • What is not a dental emergency?

    If the problem can be taken care of yourself for a few days without seeing your dentists, it likely isn’t a dental emergency. For example, a chipped or cracked tooth is only an emergency if the fracture is painful or has left you with trauma inside your mouth, Or, if you have lost a tooth or filling, you can wait a few days to see your dentist.


  • Why choose Leominster Family Dentists for your emergency dental needs?

    • Timely and Efficient Care: We offer same-day appointments for emergencies to address your pain and treatment needs without delay.
    • Comprehensive Care: From initial treatment to follow-up rehabilitation, we ensure you receive comprehensive care under one roof.
    • Experienced Professionals: Our team, led by experienced dentists, utilizes modern techniques and equipment to provide the highest level of care.
    • Comfortable Environment: We provide a calm and supportive environment to help ease your anxiety during emergency treatments.

Don’t Wait in Pain - Contact Us Immediately

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call us right away. Our team at Leominster Family Dentists is ready to provide the urgent care you need to alleviate pain and ensure your dental health is preserved.

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Leominster Family Dentists

81 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453
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Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (alternating)