Nothing puts a damper on your vacation in Martha’s Vineyard more quickly than experiencing a dental emergency. But as one of the area’s top-tier dental practices trained and equipped to handle dental emergencies for patients of all ages, you can rest assured that Dr. Harris delivers the prompt dental care you need so that you can get back to enjoying your vacation!
Before you rush to get emergency dentistry in Edgartown, MA, for a toothache or loose tooth, you need to determine whether the problem is an emergency. While you or your child may be in pain, the problem may be something that can wait until our dentist’s office is open on Monday.
If you’re an adult with a loose tooth, that is an emergency because an adult should not have loose teeth. Another indication of an emergency is severe pain and bleeding. While bloody gums may not be an emergency, you should visit our walk-in dentist near you at Edgartown Dental Group as soon as possible to find out if you have gum disease.
However, if there is excessive or extensive bleeding in the mouth, that can constitute an emergency, and you should call our emergency dentist quickly for triage advice. A swollen jaw with a visible infection, a broken or chipped tooth, or a missing filling would be other problems that require urgent dental care.
When you have a sudden dental issue, you can assess the situation to see if you need to call our Martha’s Vineyard emergency dentist. If someone has fallen and has a broken or chipped tooth, try to find the piece that broke to bring to your visit. If the jaw has swelled, ice the area to try and reduce it. You can use ice or take acetaminophen to reduce pain.
Otherwise, if you think that you need urgent care, contact our dentist at Edgartown Dental Group in Edgartown, MA, for immediate help.
Whether you’re on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard or you’re fortunate enough to live in this beautiful area, and you’re searching for a new dental home for you and your family, we’d love to welcome you to our practice so you can get back to enjoying a healthy, beautiful, and pain-free smile.
If you live in Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, or the surrounding communities, you can count on us for your emergency dental appointments.