Emergency Dentist — Peabody, MA

Same-Day Relief When You Need It

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By their very nature, dental emergencies are a major inconvenience. They always seem to arise at the most inopportune times, such as when you’re just trying to enjoy a night out with friends or relax at home with your family. When you’re suddenly saddled with a broken or knocked-out tooth, a lost restoration, or a severe toothache, your first order of business should be to contact Dr. Spiro Saati, your emergency dentist in Peabody. Our team will do our very best to provide same-day relief when you need it. 

Why Choose Spiro Saati, DMD for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Flexible Financing Options
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Contact us right away. The sooner you give us a call, the better chance we have of saving your smile. An experienced team member will provide you with first-aid instructions over the phone to help you manage your situation while you wait to see us.
  • Have an emergency exam. When you get to our office, Dr. Saati will conduct a detailed oral examination to identify the cause of your emergency. Based on his findings, he’ll create a custom treatment plan to get your oral health back on the right track.
  • Get the care you need. Our team might be able to temporarily relieve your pain during your appointment. However, you may have to return for additional treatment like fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, and gum disease treatment.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Are you experiencing a dental emergency in Peabody? Don’t hesitate to give our office a call for assistance! In addition to scheduling an appointment on the same day as your call, our team will also provide some basic first-aid tips to deal with your dental emergency until you can reach our office. Below, you can review a few helpful tips for managing some of the most common problems we see.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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You might be tempted to wait until your dental emergency “gets better” to avoid racking up any bills. But the truth is that dental problems typically worsen the longer you put off treatment, which can result in more expensive and time-consuming treatment down the road. You’re much better off visiting our office as soon as possible.

Because one type of dental emergency can differ greatly from the next, the cost of treatment will also vary from person to person. However, you can rest easy knowing that our helpful team will do our utmost to deliver quality emergency care that doesn’t break the bank. We’ll work with your insurance and make your treatment as affordable as possible.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, you can have peace of mind knowing our Peabody dental team is here to help. Of course, we’re also here to help you protect your smile from harm. Here are a few precautions you can take to minimize your chances of damaging your teeth, gums, and existing dental work:

Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

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Some patients think that they only need to go to the dentist when their teeth hurt. That’s not the case! With routine checkups and cleanings, we can address serious dental problems before they result in considerable discomfort while simultaneously preventing others from arising altogether. Simply put, if it’s been more than six months since your last visit, now is the time to get your next appointment on the calendar – it’s key to keeping your smile healthy!

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

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Of course, it’s just as important that you take good care of your smile between visits. We recommend starting with the basics, like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with mouthwash consistently. If you already have a solid oral hygiene regimen in place, then don’t hesitate to ask us about specific products that can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, like an electric toothbrush or water flosser.

Stick to a Well-Balanced Diet

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Even if you come in every six months for a checkup and implement a solid oral hygiene regimen at home, you can wind up with a mouthful of cavities if your diet is filled with sugary and starchy foods. That’s why we encourage our patients to stick to well-balanced meals that are filled with nutrient-dense foods instead (i.e., oatmeal, scrambled eggs, fresh strawberries).

Wear a Mouthguard During Sports

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If you participate in sports, even a non-contact one, you should wear a mouthguard. In fact, patients who are long-distance runners or weightlifters are also encouraged to wear one! Although this dental device is small, it plays a big role in protecting your teeth from unforeseen impact and clenching.

Note: We also recommend wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth at night!

Quit Unhealthy Dental Habits

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Over the years, you may have adopted some unhealthy dental habits, like chewing on pencils, ice, or your fingernails. It may seem harmless, but this is often the reason patients wind up in our emergency treatment chair with a painful dental injury. So, do your best to quit unhealthy habits, including using your teeth as tools to open packaging, crack nuts, or hold grocery bags.

Dental Emergency FAQs 

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Still not quite sure what to do in the case of a dental emergency? When you contact your emergency dentist in Peabody, they should be able to provide same-day relief for your urgent situation. We can even walk you through some basic first aid over the phone to help you deal with the immediate problem until you reach our office. For your convenience, we’ve also answered a few of the emergency dentistry questions that we get asked the most frequently.

Should I Go to The Emergency Room Or The Dentist?

Making the choice between calling your dentist or your local hospital can be a difficult one, especially if this is your first dental emergency. Although the ER might initially seem like the better choice, that’s not always the case. The only exception would be if you’re facing a situation that’s also life-threatening, such as a fractured or broken jaw, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or a deep cut on your face that will require stitches. Otherwise, calling us is your best bet. We can provide you with personalized care that will get you out of pain as soon as possible. As an added bonus, you very likely won’t have to sit in a waiting room filled with people who are sick!

Will My Toothache Ever Go Away on Its Own?

As much as we would all like to believe that tooth pain eventually fades away by itself, that is not usually the case. On the contrary, in the case majority of cases, the longer you wait to receive treatment for your toothache, the worse your oral health will become. This is why we highly suggest calling us whenever you have even the slightest unexplained tooth pain. We can then provide you with guidance over the phone as well as some tips to relieve the discomfort. We’ll also schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can so that we can get to the bottom of your toothache as soon as possible.

How Can I Tell If I Need Urgent Dental Attention?

The best way to tell if you need to call your dentist in Peabody is if your problem is causing you intense pain or discomfort. More often than not, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and needs to be addressed immediately. You could also contact our office and describe your symptoms, and we’ll let you know whether or not you need to come in right away. Some of the most common dental emergencies we deal with include:

  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Knocked-out or loose teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Damaged or lost restorations

How Can I Get Rid of Facial Swelling?

If your face is swelling up, you very likely have a dental infection or abscess, especially if your swelling is accompanied by a high fever. You can temporarily alleviate the swelling by applying a cold compress to your face in ten-minute intervals for up to an hour. If you’re also in pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen.

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