Dental Emergency

If you are you experiencing dental pain, or have a broken a tooth, please call our office immediately and we’ll try to accommodate you as quickly and conveniently as possible.

If you are experiencing pain after normal business hours, please call 905-303-9355 now and leave a voice message to ensure you get one of the reserved emergency appointments that we hold open in our daily schedule.

Any dental emergency should be treated as soon as possible. Ignoring a dental issue can increase the risk of permanent damage and may result in the need for more extensive and expensive dental treatment in the future. If you feel that you can’t wait until the morning,
seek immediate treatment.

A list of common dental emergencies with a quick summary of what to do if you are unable to receive immediate treatment.

Tooth Ache

Use warm water to rinse your mouth to clean any debris. And gently floss your teeth to remove any particles. Then apply a cold compress on your cheek. Taking a couple of Advils may also help relieve the pain. For a more holistic approach, rubbing a tiny amount of clove oil on your gums may temporarily ease toothache pain.

If your toothache is so acute that you aren’t able to sleep or bite down, or if over-the-counter medications are not helping to reduce the pain, seek immediate treatment.

Broken Teeth or Partially Dislodged Teeth 

Be sure to rinse gently with warm water and save any pieces you find. If there’s bleeding, apply clean gauze to the area until the bleeding stops. If there is pain or swelling, apply a cold compress outside the mouth, near the affected area. To alleviate the pain rub clove oil on the area or take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Seek treatment as soon as possible.

Dislodged Tooth or Crown

Retrieve your tooth and seek immediate treatment. Your tooth has a much higher chance of being saved if it can be replace within an hour of being displaced.

If your tooth has been dislodged, hold it by the crown (the top part), rinse it gently and, if possible, place it back into the socket. Don’t apply pressure and be sure that it’s facing the right way. If it doesn’t slip back into place, store the tooth in a clean container with a little milk (if milk is not available, water with a pinch of table salt) and bring it with you to us.

If you are in pain, pick up a little clove oil (usually available at your pharmacy in the dental aisle) and dab a little on the tooth, or take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

If you are unable to reach us, go to the emergency room.

Tooth Abscess

A tooth abscess (pocket of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection) can become serious condition if left untreated as the infection can spread to other parts of your body.

Contact us as soon as possible if you discover an abcess. In the meantime, ease the pain by rinsing your mouth with a mild salt water solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day.

Loose or Lost Filings

The best temporary solution is to use a small wad of sugarless gum to pad the open cavity. And contact our office now to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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