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Award-Winning Dental Care for Your Whole Family

21 Elissa Ave., Wayland, MA 01778

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Award-Winning Dental Care for Your Whole Family

21 Elissa Ave., Wayland, MA 01778

Emergency Dentist — Wayland, MA

Urgent Care When Your Smile Needs It

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Oral care is incredibly important, not only for your health but your self-image as well. A bright white smile shows you are confident, youthful and healthy. Unfortunately, life decides to throw a curveball every now and then, and accidents can happen. You may fall down and knock out your front teeth. You might try eating some hard candy and crack or chip one of your molars. For urgent care when your smile needs it, Dr. Carvalho and his extensively trained team at Simply Dental & Orthodontics are always prepared to help with any oral injuries or assorted problems that might arise during your day-to-day routine.

Why Choose Simply Dental & Orthodontics For Emergency Dental Care?

  • Dentist On Call After Hours To Provide Advice
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee For Treatment
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Contact our office. Time is of the essence in any emergency situation. As soon as you realize you’re facing a dental emergency in Wayland, you should call our office. We’ll get you scheduled as soon as possible and provide first-aid tips over the phone to help manage your situation in the meantime.
  • See our team for an emergency exam. Once you come into our office, we’ll take you to a treatment room and thoroughly evaluate the problem to identify the root cause. It will help us determine the necessary steps to get your oral health back on track.
  • Get the care you need. After we’ve identified the underlying issue, we’ll work quickly to relieve your pain. Then, our team will create a custom treatment plan to address the problem. Some common solutions for dental emergencies include fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy and even extraction as a last resort.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

At Simply Dental & Orthodontics, we do not treat our urgent patients as nuisances. We are here to help and want to make sure that every patient, regardless of their situation, receives optimal care and attention from our staff. Be sure to call us if you ever find yourself experiencing a dental emergency! These are the dental emergencies we help patients with most often.


Chipped Tooth

Cracked Tooth

Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold


Lost Filling
or Crown


Loose Tooth

Gums, Lips or Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or Clenching

Something Stuck Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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Every dental emergency is unique, which is why there is no fixed cost for emergency dentistry. Should you ever require immediate attention, our goal will be to relieve pain as quickly as possible before repairing any dental damage. We’ll be sure to go over all your options, so you’ll know exactly what the cost will be.

Every Dental Emergency Is Different

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Dental emergencies can vary greatly in their severity and in the type of treatment they require. It is impossible for us to provide price estimates without first being able to assess a situation. Some emergencies can be treated simply and inexpensively with something like a filling or prescription mouthwash. Other problems, however, are much more complex and require root canal therapy, a crown or another advanced procedure.

Before we begin any treatment, we will let you know the cost and your payment options. If more than one treatment might be suitable for you, we will help you compare the pros, cons and prices of each choice.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Dental insurance policies vary, so you will need to check the details of your plan to know for sure how it applies. In general, many policies cover at least one emergency exam each year. They may also pay for 50-80 percent of the cost of care depending on the specifics of your recommended treatment plan. Our experienced and friendly team will be happy to help you navigate your benefits and file insurance claims.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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As your emergency dentist in Wayland, we want you to be able to afford your care. In addition to helping with insurance, we offer other provisions that may help you manage the cost of your urgent dental care:

  • Financing: We work with CareCredit, a third-party lender that offers zero percent interest financing for dental care. Most patients easily qualify, and you may be able to choose from a variety of payment plans according to what works best for your budget. In-house financing with zero percent interest is also an option.
  • Treatment Discounts: We are proud to offer discounts to veterans, seniors, and state employees. Discounts are also available through a referral program – just ask us for details.

Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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Some dental emergencies occur because of unavoidable accidents, but most are preventable. You can save money by regularly taking steps to protect your smile. For example, attending a dental checkup and cleaning twice each year removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and allows us to spot most issues before they become severe. Plus, insurance usually covers 100 percent of the cost of these appointments.

If you ever suspect that something is wrong with your dental health, do not ignore the problem. The sooner you seek treatment, the more likely we can address the issue with relatively simple and conservative treatment rather than an advanced (and pricier) procedure.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Even though not every dental emergency is 100 percent avoidable, you can lower your risk of one happening by following these tips:

  • Wear a mouthguard every time you participate in sports, regardless of whether the game involves physical contact. Up to 40 percent of all dental injuries are sports-related!
  • If you’re trying to open a stubborn piece of packaging, don’t use your teeth, as this can easily cause them to crack or break.
  • Avoid chewing on hard items like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, rock candies, etc.
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day to stop the small problems that could become an emergency later.

How Do I Get in Touch with Simply Dental & Orthodontics?

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Even if you call us after office hours, our dentist will be on call to provide advice until you can visit the office for treatment. For emergencies or any dental issues, we back up our promises with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. If you are less than satisfied with the care you receive at any time during your treatment process, simply let us know, and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!

Contact us to get your urgent issue treated, ask questions or address concerns. You can schedule an appointment on our website, but for emergencies, call (508) 358-6300.

As one of the premier dental and orthodontic practices in Wayland, MA, our experienced doctors and team at Simply Dental & Orthodontics also provide 5-star-rated dental and orthodontic care to patients in Sudbury, Weston & Framingham, MA, and surrounding areas.