Dr. Peter Russo offers emergency dental care at our office in South Yarmouth, MA for when unexpected incidents occur. Some common oral injuries are cracked, broken, and knocked-out teeth. Incidents can result from biting or chewing food that is too tough for your teeth to handle, a mishap while playing sports, a bad fall, or a blunt-force injury. You may or may not feel pain, but it is important to have your mouth checked after an injury to look for hidden damage. At Bass River Dental, we will always make your dental emergency a priority by giving immediate treatment and ways to prevent future problems.
"After more than 6 months, Aspen Dental could not make my dentures fit. I fired them and chose the closest dentist to my home. It was Bass River.... after going toothless for so long and making so many trips to Aspen for adjustments that did nothing, I had lost hope. Dr Pete and crew not only managed to make my dentures wearable but they laugh at my jokes too! Thanks"- M.S. / Google / May 01, 2021
"As a new patient I found It was a wonderful, homey, friendly, down to earth office. Felt very comfortable and well cared for. The office staff, Dr. Russo and my hygienist Kelly Holland were terrific. She was thorough, professional, knowledgeable and kind. It was a very positive experience all around. Would recommend this dental office with no reservations."- J.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"The best experience I’ve had with a dental clinic in a very long time. From reception to the hygienist- which she did the most comprehensive and deep cleaning of my teeth EVER. The dentist is easy going and skilled. Very pleasant experience even through extractions. The dental assistant is so efficient that the doctor rarely has to ask for something. She has it in hand before he has to. Unlike my last dentist who had to ask (seemingly unassured) what he needed next. Sometimes leaving me alone to search for what was needed from another room. I’m very happy I have found #bassriverdental @bassriverdental to restore the multiple problems my last dentist left me with. They also take dental insurance !!! Great experience all around. Micha"- M.J. / Google / Apr 29, 2021
"Wonderful professionals giving professional dental advise and work on my teeth!! Everyone is friendly and makes you feel comfortable in the office and in the dental chair~~ kudos to all of you at Bass River Dental ~ 🦷❤️🦷❤️🦷 Sue Latimer"- S.L. / Facebook / Apr 29, 2021
"The best experience I’ve had with a dental clinic in a very long time. From reception to the hygienist- which she did the most comprehensive and deep cleaning of my teeth EVER. The dentist Dr. Russo is easy going and skilled. Very pleasant experience even through extractions. The dental assistant Diane is so efficient that the doctor rarely has to ask for something. She has it in hand before he has to. Unlike my last dentist who had to ask (seemingly unassured) what he needed next. Sometimes leaving me alone to search for what was needed from another room. I’m very happy I have found #bassriverdental @bassriverdental to restore the multiple problems my last dentist left me with. They also take dental insurance !!! Great experience all around. Micha"- M.J. / Facebook / Apr 28, 2021
It is possible you will need emergency care if a tooth or restoration comes out, you are in pain, or your tooth is cracked. In some cases, you may be unsure how quickly you need treatment (for example, a loose tooth or restoration, a trauma that does not cause pain or bleeding, or a chipped tooth). Any time you experience an injury to your mouth, including your teeth, gums, or jawbone, it is best to contact our office. We can help you decide how soon to come in, ways to manage any pain, and how to preserve your tooth or restoration. Even small injuries can lead to bigger problems if not treated right away, so it is best to take caution and contact our office immediately.
What To Expect
Every dental emergency is unique, so our dental team will carefully assess your situation before a diagnosis at your appointment. Digital x-rays may be needed to check for hidden damage. Once the extent of your condition is understood, we will talk to you about options and create your treatment plan. You may need one or several appointments to restore your mouth to health.
Based on your condition, a member of our team will provide you with instructions to help you heal after your treatment at Bass River Dental. We may write you a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication that should be taken as directed. We will also tell you if you need to schedule an appointment for another procedure or a follow-up exam. Once your dental emergency is treated, we may discuss ways to prevent future injuries, including a custom mouth guard to be worn while playing sports. You should continue to follow a good home oral care regimen with brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. During your annual dental exam at Bass River Dental, your healing progress will continue to be monitored.
If you have dental insurance, we will contact your provider to determine your coverage and benefits once your treatment plan has been created. For those without dental insurance, Bass River Dental accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing to make your treatment more affordable. Do not delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost, because waiting may lead to bigger and more expensive problems.
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Emergency Dental Care
Any time you have pain, bleeding, or are experiencing a trauma to your mouth, contact Bass River Dental for emergency dental care. Our team of dental professionals will work to manage your pain and repair any damage to your teeth, gums, jaw, or dental work. Fast treatment is the key to saving your oral health and preventing future problems, so do not hesitate to contact our office in South Yarmouth, MA for help.
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