“For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.” – William Shakespeare As Shakespeare so eloquently stated, no one is patient when it comes to having a toothache. That’s why Emilie Miller, DMD, and her team of highly trained dental specialists at Super Smiles of Burlington, Massachusetts, will make every effort to see you when you have a dental emergency. Dr. Miller and her team know from 10 years of experience serving the greater Middlesex County area, that when you have a dental emergency, you need it taken care of as soon as possible. If you currently have a dental emergency, please call us at 781-272-1288 to schedule a time to have Dr. Miller examine you. If it’s currently outside of our normal office hours and you believe you may have a severely abscessed or infected tooth, which can be life threatening, please seek emergency medical attention at your local hospital’s emergency department. Do not attempt to drive yourself, as this may result in an accident. Additionally, if you’re experiencing any other type of medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
When is it a Dental Emergency?There are several situations and issues that can constitute a dental emergency. Knowing the difference between discomfort and an emergency will help you and the staff at Super Smiles determine how soon you need to be treated. If you’re uncertain you’re experiencing a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I in severe pain?
- Is my mouth bleeding?
- Is my face or mouth swollen?
- Do I have any loose teeth?
- Have I suffered an injury to my face or mouth?
- Does it hurt when I bite down?
- Do my gums have any bulges, swelling or knots?
Dental Non-EmergenciesThe following are examples of issues that are not considered emergencies but should be taken care of soon:
- A temporary crown coming off
- Smoothing a chipped tooth
- A crown has come off but isn’t causing pain
- Composite resin bonding has come off but isn’t causing pain
- Examples of Dental Emergencies and What to Do
- Loose Tooth or Teeth