For patients who have acute pain, swelling, and urgent dental needs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine has a walk-in Emergency Dental Clinic that sees patients on a first-come, first-served basis. The Emergency Clinic reserves the right to prioritize the order in which patients are admitted to the clinic in certain situations.
Notice for Current Patients
To avoid additional fees, current patients of Tufts Dental School in need of urgent dental care should call the student dentist, faculty practice or specialty dental clinic that currently provides your care. During non-business hours please call Tufts Medical Center at (617) 636-5000.
There is an initial fee of up to $150, which covers the emergency diagnostic exam and the work that is done to temporarily relieve pain. If you need to have a tooth extracted, there will be additional fees, which will vary depending on the tooth location and the difficulty of the extraction.
Tufts Emergency Dental Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has two sessions: a morning session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. We recommend that patients arrive early because the Emergency Clinic sometimes fills to capacity due to high demand. The Emergency Clinic is especially busy on Mondays and the days after holidays.
When Tufts Emergency Dental Clinic is closed (e.g., nights, weekends, and holidays), emergency services may be obtained by calling Tufts Medical Center at (617) 636-5114 and asking for “Emergency Dental Care.” (Note: Tufts Medical Center’s hours and fees are not the same as Tufts Emergency Dental Clinic’s hours and fees.)
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