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COVID 19.

Here, at Alpha Plus Dental Center, your health, safety and comfort has always been our top priority.

There is a growing public risk surrounding COVID-19 and we are closely monitoring the situation. As a dental office, we have always followed protocols for disinfection and disease prevention. Given the current situation, we are following guidelines from CDC, Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Association with regards to infection control to keep our patients and team members safe.

We are currently seeing patients for dental emergencies as well as offering virtual consultations with our staff or the doctor to better assist you with your dental needs. Call (617) 274-8494 or click here to request a virtual consultation.

We look forward to serving you, and doing our part to keep you and our communities safe, and keep our hospitals from being overloaded with non-urgent visits.

Thank you for your loyalty and always know that we will do our best to do the right thing for all of our patients.

Sincerely,

Alpha Plus Dental Center

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Repairing a chipped or broken tooth is just one of the many emergency dental services offered in Brookline, MA

Emergency Dental Services MA

Are you suffering from tooth pain that won’t go away? Do you have a chipped or broken tooth due to injury or trauma? Do you have another issue that you think might be a dental emergency? If you answered yes to any of these questions, relief is just a phone call away. The caring, experienced team at Alpha Plus Dental Center in Brookline, MA will give you the emergency dental treatment that you need. Whether we are repairing a broken or chipped tooth, or eliminating a tooth infection, we will give you the care you need, when you need it. In many cases, we’re able to see dental emergencies the same day.

Emergency dentistry is the use of restorative or general procedures to alleviate pain during an emergency. Our goal is to provide our patients with a fast solution that gives quick relief and eliminates discomfort and suffering.

Reasons patients may need emergency dentistry

The following are examples of dental emergencies that we treat:

  • Tooth pain – Tooth pain can be caused by many factors, such as injury or infection. We will assess your tooth to determine the cause of your pain and then offer emergency services to alleviate that pain.
  • Injury – Injuries can occur in sports or as the result of a fall or accident. If you experience an injury that causes you pain, or a broken or loose tooth, it’s important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible.
  • Loose tooth – If a permanent tooth becomes loose, emergency services can potentially help save the tooth before it falls out.
  • Failing dental work – If you lose a filling, dental crown, or other type of dental work, it can often cause a dental emergency. Having the failing dental work evaluated quickly can often solve the problem.

If your situation doesn’t fall into one of the above categories, but is causing you concern, we encourage you to call our office. Our highly trained staff is skilled with emergency dental care and we want to do everything we can to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.

What you should do in a dental emergency

If the tooth has a large crack, there is a big piece missing, or the tooth has fallen out, you should seek immediate emergency care. However, in the meantime, there are some things you can do to help save the tooth.

  1. Broken tooth – Begin by rinsing your mouth with warm water. If there is bleeding, use a piece of gauze or a moist tea bag and apply pressure until the bleeding stops. An icepack on the cheek can help with swelling and pain. If you can’t get an appointment right away, temporary dental cement from the drugstore can be used to protect the tooth.
  2. Knocked out tooth – If your tooth falls out, it’s important to touch it as little as possible and avoid touching the root altogether. If you can, try to get the tooth back in the socket and bite down on damp gauze to keep it in place, being careful not to swallow it. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, rinse it gently and keep it in a container of milk. Biting down on a cold compress can help control bleeding.

What your dentist will do in a dental emergency

The first thing we will do in your emergency dental appointment is assess the injury. There are many different types of tooth fractures and breaks, ranging from a minor crack to a break that split the tooth or exposes the nerve. For some minor issues, the crack may be able to be repaired with composite resin. If the nerve tissue is damaged, root canal therapy, followed by a dental crown may be necessary to save the tooth. If the tooth has been knocked out, time is of the essence. We have the best chance of saving the tooth if it’s re-implanted within an hour.

At Alpha Plus Dental Center, we pride ourselves on helping people in the Brookline, MA area who experience dental emergencies. If you are concerned about an accident or tooth pain, don’t delay, call our office at (617) 274-8494.

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A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.

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I recommend alpha plus they will work with you when it comes to your teeth. They are very good with all their clients will make sure you are satisfied with the service. If you are on a budget they will try to make easy for you as best as they can. I been coming here since 2013 have not had one problem. Read More
Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
Margarida R.
Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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