Emergency Dentist North York
If you have extreme pain and need an emergency dentist contact us right away
What is considered a dental emergency?
Anything done to your teeth which require immediate or prompt attention from the dentist, particularly something which cause pain, is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies typically include:
- Infections or abscesses
- Tender or inflamed gums
- A knocked out or very loose tooth
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Deep cuts in gums, lips, or other soft tissues
- Canker sores which don’t heal as quick as they should
- Broken or lost onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants
If your tooth is knocked out or broken, you should proceed to the dentist right away. Some issues can wait a day or two; it is best to at least call the office right away so you can determine what the dentist wants you to do.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
In some instances, a tooth which has been knocked out can be put back into the socket. This can only work if you get to the dentist as soon as possible. If you knock out a tooth, try to put it back in the socket. It is very important to avoid touching the root. If you can’t put the tooth back, try to put it between your gums and cheek and if all else fails put it in a glass of milk. For lost dental crowns or fillings, use a piece of sugarless gum to fill the space where it came out and come into the office right away.
How can I avoid a dental emergency?
When you are playing sports or involved in an activity where you mouth could receive an impact, it is important to wear a protective mouth guard. You should also not use your teeth to pry off lids or chew on hard candies or ice. These can damage teeth. Brushing and flossing routinely can also assist to keep teeth healthy and healthy teeth aren’t as vulnerable to.