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Emergency Dentistry in Hanover, MA

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Leland Dental provides emergency dental services in Hanover, MA. For more information or to make a prompt appointment, call our office at 781-826-8395.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Many dental issues can wait until a regularly scheduled appointment, but if you are in severe pain or have experienced dental trauma, you may need emergency services.

As always, if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, please call 911 or visit the emergency room for treatment before calling the dentist.

Procedures offered

Root Canals

If you suffer from dental trauma or a severe toothache, you may need a root canal. Root canals remove infected pulp inside a tooth and shape and clean the interior surfaces to prevent future problems.

Tooth Extraction

If your tooth is too far gone for a root canal or repair, you may need to have it extracted on an emergency basis. We perform extractions regularly, making you as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

Broken Teeth

If you have chipped or broken a tooth, it may not seem like a dental emergency, but you should contact us immediately. Broken teeth can lead to painful infections, and even a chipped tooth can become a more severe break.

Knocked-Out Teeth

One of the most common reasons that patients seek emergency dental care is when they have a knocked-out tooth. We can often reseat knocked-out teeth and encourage them to bond with the jaw again. Time is of the essence, and if you can see us within a half-hour to an hour, you have the best chance of saving your tooth. If it has been longer than an hour, don't give up hope.

Why Choose Leland Dental?

If you have experienced dental trauma or an injury resulting from a fall, sports injury, or accident, your teeth may need immediate attention. We provide emergency care in the South Shore area. We can treat every member of your family, including young children.

General Dental Emergencies

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office a call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.

In the case of a toothache...

Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a lip, gum, cheek, or tongue gets cut...

Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.

If a baby tooth gets knocked out...

Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out...

Call our office right away and take these steps.

  1. Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water.
  2. Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place.
  3. If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.
If a tooth gets chipped or broken...

Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of the broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
Save the tooth. Clean it gently by rinsing the tooth with water. Hold the tooth by the crown, and do not touch the roots. Put the tooth back in its socket if you can, and if you can't, carry it in a small cup of saliva or milk. Please do not put the tooth in a cup of water because it could damage the root.
If I lose a filling or crown, is that considered an emergency?
Generally, a filling or crown loss does not mean it is an emergency. You should save the crown if you can find it; we should be able to cement it into place again.
What should I do if my gums swell suddenly?
You should seek dental attention immediately. You may be developing an abscess that could turn into a widespread infection.
What if my child knocks out a baby tooth?
Dentists generally can't reseat baby teeth because it would damage the permanent tooth below. However, your child should see a dentist immediately to assess any possible damage to other teeth.
Call Leland Dental

If you have a dental emergency and require our help, call us at 781-826-8395. We can assess your needs and ensure you receive treatment as soon as possible. We look forward to providing your dental care and relieving your pain and discomfort.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

51 Mill St, Ste 10
Hanover, MA 02339-1652

Monday | 7:00AM - 7:30PM
Tuesday | 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday | 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday | 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday | 7:00AM - 1:00PM

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