We understand that emergencies can happen at any time, and we are here to help.
Not sure whether you are experiencing a dental emergency? Here are some common dental emergencies that you should have treated by one of our dentists right away. Call our dental centre right away so we can book an appointment as soon as possible.
Attempt to identify and find any lost or broken crowns or fillings. Rinse and try to place it back on your tooth. Call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to have it fixed.
Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Try to find the missing tooth and if possible, place it in a container to bring to your appointment, where your dentist may be able to reattach it. Whether you are able to find the piece or not, make sure to phone our office immediately so it can be repaired.
If you are able to find the tooth that has been knocked out, hold it by the crown (not the roots) and re-insert it into the tooth socket by gently biting down once you've put in place. Attempt to keep it moist by putting it in a glass of milk or holding it in your mouth until you get to our office.
If you are in pain, take an over-the-counter pain medication, but do not take aspirin if you are bleeding. Apply a cold compress to your cheek where the tooth is fractured to help reduce any pain and swelling.
Come to our office as soon as possible, and call ahead if you are able. The sooner our dentists can treat you for the knocked out tooth, the better chance you'll have to keep the tooth.
Have you started to experience either moderate or severe swelling in your neck, mouth or face, or are you suffering from severe discomfort or pain in around your mouth?
Call us as soon as possible and follow these steps to alleviate pain and swelling before you arrive at our office:
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