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Emergency Dentist for North Kingstown

Quick & Professional Care Right When You Need It

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Wickford, we want patients and families to reach out to us right away if they ever experience a dental emergency. Dr. Verbeyst and Dr. Morisseau understand the panic and urgency that these situations can create, and they strive to address the problem as soon as they possibly can – no weeks of waiting. Whether you are experiencing a bad toothache or a completely dislodged tooth, contact us in North Kingstown, RI today. We see both new and reoccurring patients for emergency dental care.

What Should I Do In a Dental Emergency?

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  • If you have cracked a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water immediately. If facial swelling occurs, using a cold compress can keep this to a minimum.
  • If something is stuck in the mouth, try to remove it with floss gently. Do NOT rely on sharp or pointy instruments, as this could cause further harm.
  • If you are experiencing a toothache, try flossing and rinsing in order to dislodge any food particles. Do NOT place any painkillers directly on the gum tissue or the affected tooth.
  • If a tooth has been knocked-out, keep it moist by placing it back into its original socket. Do not wait to contact our dental practice for help – time is of the essence.

Experience & Qualifications

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When choosing a dentist to help you through an emergency, going with Dr. Verbeyst and Dr. Morisseau is always a good decision. Both of them have decades of experience and have basically seen and done it all in the field of emergency dentistry. They also have invested in the latest dental technology, giving our team the ability to find, diagnose, and treat issues in less time while keeping our patients more comfortable. Basically, when you need the best right NOW, you’ll find it here at Aesthetic Dentistry of Wickford.

Convenient Emergency Dental Care

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Millions of people go to the emergency room every year with dental emergencies, and you know what happens then? They wait, and they usually wait for a very long time.

On the other side of things, we’re happy to provide fast, same-day care for every emergency patient who reaches out to us. We’re always just a call away, and coming to see us will put you in contact with the people you’re probably waiting on at the ER in the first place…a dentist!

Root Canal Therapy

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Your tooth is composed of several distinct layers that lead down to a vulnerable inner pulp. When dental injuries and/or advanced tooth decay expose the pulp to infectious bacteria, the result can be extremely painful. Instead of removing the tooth, though, our dentists will strive to save it using root canal therapy. This procedure involves the careful removal of diseased pulp and thorough cleansing of the inside of the tooth. As a final touch, we will place a custom-made dental crown over the treated tooth to replenish its natural shape and protect what remains.

Tooth Extractions

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Rest assured that the Aesthetic Dentistry of Wickford team will do everything we possibly can to help you avoid the need for a tooth extraction. We understand that this is never a desired service, but in some circumstances, it is the right choice for a patient’s oral health and general wellbeing, such as:

  • When advanced periodontal disease is present
  • When a traumatic dental injury occurs
  • When advanced tooth decay has made it impossible to use more conservative restorative care
  • When the patient is in need of orthodontic treatment and room must be created in the mouth to accommodate tooth movement
  • When wisdom teeth (the third molars) are causing real harm and discomfort for the patient.
  • When primary (“baby” teeth) need to be removed to allow the adult teeth to emerge safely.

Dental Emergency FAQs


No one ever expects it to happen to them, but dental emergencies are quite common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans face one every year. We know the situation can be quite confusing. Here are the answers to a few of the question you may have to make a difficult time a bit easier.

Should I go to the hospital?

When a dental problem strikes, it may seem like your local emergency room is the place to go to get the immediate care you need; however, this isn’t the best choice. Most hospitals aren’t equipped to handle dental emergencies. The most they can do is provide antibiotics and pain relief. They cannot treat the root cause of the problem, which is why it’s best to contact our office instead, but if you suspect a broken jaw or you have medical emergencies, go to the hospital first. We’ll be here for you after any other issues have been addressed.

Can I wait to see my dentist?

No one has time in their schedule for an unplanned dental visit. It’s normal to want to delay getting the care you need until you have a little more free time in your day, but this isn’t the right choice. If you wait too long to see your dentist, it can cause the problem to worsen. It could result in the loss of your tooth. It’s always best to see your dentist as soon as possible, even if you think the problem has resolved itself, like a minor toothache.

How much does a dental emergency cost?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set cost for an emergency appointment because the amount is determined by our individual treatment plan. We provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options. We know you worry about a large bill, which is why we strive to find the solutions you need to keep your care affordable. We’ll work on your behalf with your insurance company to file the necessary claims and paperwork for reimbursement. We will also take the time to explain how you can pay for any remaining balance, such as using third-party financing with CareCredit.

Should I have the tooth pulled out?

Having a problem tooth extracted may seem like the easy, cost-effective solution, but it will actually lead to more complications down the road. Every tooth in your mouth is invaluable to your dental health. If you’re missing even 1, it significantly increases your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. Not to mention, it can be difficult to maintain a balanced diet because certain foods become too hard to chew.

It’s best to treat the tooth instead of having it extracted. If there isn’t any other viable option and you need to have it removed, we’ll discuss your replacement options, like a dental implant. We’ll restore your smile back to its previous state to maintain its health, beauty, and function.

If you have a dental emergency or if you have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.