Emergencies

/Emergencies
Emergencies 2017-06-04T12:38:11+00:00

When you have a dental emergency you don’t want to wait to get it fixed. We treat emergencies all the time and it is our goal to get you in the day you call. If you have a dental emergency, give us a call today and we will do our best to fit you in. 905-822-8880.

 

 

Emergency Dental Care Tips:

woman with dental Emergency

Toothache:

  1. Do not use ASA on the tooth or gums, this can cause damage.
  2. If there is swelling apply ice or cold compress.
  3. Make sure to clean around the tooth usiung salt water as a rinse.
  4. Floss if necessary to remove any particles of food that may be caught between the teeth.
  5. See a dentist as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek:

  1. Apply gentle but firm pressure if the area is bleeding and ice if there is swelling.
  2. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes go to an emergency room or urgent care centre.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:

  1. Find the tooth.
  2. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion.
  3. You may rinse the tooth, but do not clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily.
  4. Try to reinsert it in its socket.
  5. Hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth.
  6. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water.
  7. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Broken Braces and Wires:

  1. If a broken appliance can be removed easily, take it out.
  2. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum.
  3. a wire is stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove it.
  4. Go to a dentist immediately. Loose or broken appliances which do not bother you don’t usually require emergency attention.

Possible Broken Jaw:

  1. If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel, tie or handkerchief.
  2. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Broken Tooth:

  1. Rinse dirt from the injured area with warm water.
  2. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury.
  3. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments.
  4. Immediate dental attention is necessary.

Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out:

  1. Fold and pack a clean gauze over the bleeding area.
  2. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once.
  3. If bleeding persists, see a dentist.