Your Winchester Emergency Dentist – Dr. Eugene Lawnicki
Lawnicki Dental Care provides emergency dentistry in Winchester, MA. Whether you are in severe discomfort due to a sore tooth, have experienced a dental injury, or a broken restoration, Dr. Eugene Lawnicki can offer treatment and return comfort to your smile.
If you are experiencing a painful toothache or have had an injury to your teeth,
please call our dental office in Plainville to reach our emergency dentist at (781) 729-1444
Types of Dental Emergencies
Severe Toothaches – When a cavity reaches the pulp, severe pain can develop. A root canal is often needed when decay has spread into this area, as the pain only increases if treatment is delayed.
An abscess near the root of the tooth can go unnoticed until it begins to cause pain. This condition requires antibiotics and may require a root canal or extraction.
Until you can visit our office, you can relieve your tooth pain at home using a warm compress, aspirin taken orally (not placed onto tooth or gum) and a topical analgesic like Orajel®.
Dental Trauma – Dental injuries are common in children, athletes, and other active people. If you experience a facial injury, it can result in cracked, broken, or dislodged teeth. It is vital that you contact our dental office right away.
Broken Prosthetics or Dental Appliances – While this is not always a true emergency, please call our office so that we can repair your smile quickly. It is important to receive prompt treatment for a broken crown or other permanent prosthetic to avoid gums growing into the space that the crown should occupy.
Steps to Take During a Dental Emergency
Before you arrive at our office, you can take measures to preserve chipped, broken, or dislodged teeth by doing the following:
If your tooth is completely dislodged, gently clean it by handling only the crown, and then place back into its socket, biting down gently on the way to our office. This will keep the socket and tooth from drying out and can improve your outcome.
Permanent teeth that have become dislodged in a child can be placed in milk or lightly salted water to avoid choking by keeping it in the mouth. Lost baby teeth do not need to be replaced. However, the child should be seen by a medical professional if an injury caused the tooth loss. These measures help our Winchester emergency dental provider in re-integrating your teeth and gums.
If you have a dental emergency in Winchester, Arlington, Lexington, Woburn or Burlington, don’t wait to call. We have procedures in place to help you after hours and have special discount prices for our emergency patients.