Emergency Dentist — NATICK, MA

Immediate Dental Care When You Need It Most

The moment you realize you have oral pain or a dental injury that needs immediate dental attention, you should call Dr. Papageorgiou. We’ll make arrangements to see you on the same day whenever possible, and we’ll work quickly to address the root of the problem. The sooner we can stop your pain and fix your damaged teeth, the sooner you’ll be able to smile and return to your everyday life. Don’t hesitate to let us know when you need our help! We're here to offer emergency dentistry in Natick and get your oral health back on the right track.

Why Choose Papageorgiou Dental Associates for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Morning, Evening, and Weekend Office Hours
  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Friendly Team That Treats You Like Part of the Family

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Call our office. As soon as you get in touch with our team, we’ll work quickly to get you seen by Dr. Papageorgiou. You’ll more than likely be scheduled for a same-day appointment, even if it’s a weekend!
  • Have an emergency exam. Once you’re at the office, we’ll thoroughly assess your condition to determine the best treatment method for your smile. We’ll identify the source of your symptoms and use X-rays to get a better understanding of the issue.
  • Get the care you need. Depending on your condition, you may need fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, or even extraction for relief. You must seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent your condition from worsening.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Are you experiencing the ultimate consequence of poor oral hygiene? Were your teeth injured in some sort of accident? There are many kinds of emergencies that can occur, and we’re prepared to help you overcome them thanks to the many different treatments we offer in-house. You do need to be able to perform basic dental first-aid, though, so please take note of the following tips for some of the more common dental emergencies that many people will have to deal with at some point in their lives.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Woman in pain before emergency dentistry

We’ll make sure you have a good idea of what the cost of your emergency treatment in Natick will be before moving forward with the process. Remember – that said cost can vary quite a bit depending on your needs. A patient who only needs a dental crown, for example, will not pay the same amount as someone who needs to have a tooth completely removed and replaced. Generally speaking, it’s best to have dental emergencies dealt with as soon as possible so that you can avoid the need for more costly treatments later.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Man receiving checkup to prevent dental emergencies

Everyone is at risk for dental emergencies, but the risk to your smile can be lowered simply by taking the right precautions. Remember to:

  • Always wear a mouthguard when playing football and other high-contact sports
  • Never use your teeth as tools for opening packages or bottles
  • Drop bad habits like biting down on fingernails or crunching ice
  • Brush and floss at least two times every day
  • Visit Dr. Papageorgiou twice a year for checkups and cleanings

Tooth Extractions

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Teeth occasionally have to be removed if keeping them would do more harm than good. We will consider an extraction if your tooth is badly infected and beyond the point where root canal therapy can help, or if your tooth is so severely damaged that a filling or crown cannot be used to restore it. Our team will be by your side to help you remain calm and comfortable during the extraction, and we can help you explore multiple options for replacing teeth.

TMJ Therapy

Dentists reviewing jaw and skull x-ray to plan T M J therapy

While most people think of the teeth and gums when they hear the words “dental emergency”, sometimes the issue might be with the jaw itself. The joints responsible for connecting your lower jaw to your skull can become injured or strained relatively easily, leading to chronic pain. We recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Papageorgiou so that she can determine whether or not the issue is linked to a TMJ disorder and how it can be treated.

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