We offer emergency dental care 7 days a week. At our dental centres, emergency patients are provided with same-day dental appointments, whenever possible.
Before you give us a call, read below to see what your next steps should be:
An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Advil can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place Oil of Cloves on a small cotton pellet and place it in the site to relieve pain.
Tooth Knocked Out
First, try to stick the tooth back in place and hold it there while you rush to see us. If that’s impossible, put the tooth in a container of milk (or water if milk is not available).
To avoid further aggravating the damaged tooth, place a piece of soft wax into the area of the tooth that was chipped. You should eat only soft foods and try to avoid food and drink that are hot and cold to the touch.
If you find that your jaw hurts when it is moved or if you cannot close your mouth in a normal fashion, it is likely that you have fractured your jaw. Seek professional medical help at a hospital emergency room. The hospital will be able to treat your injury as well as advise you whether you need to make an appointment to see us.
Biting or lacerating your tongue may cause inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the swelling or bleeding. Any swelling should subside within twenty-four hours. Contact us if the pain persists or the cut is deep.
Bleeding After Tooth Extraction
Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. A clot will usually form within one hour. If bleeding continues, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site. Apply pressure to the area to control the flow of blood. If bleeding still persists, you may try soaking a tea bag in water, placing it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour. The tealeaves contain minerals which may aid in the clotting procedure.
Canker sores are those very small and painful sores which occur inside the mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the inside of the mouth or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or campho-phenique. This will produce a bandage-like film over the sore.
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