Urgent problems that threaten the health of your teeth or leave you in pain should not be ignored. When dental emergencies happen, waiting several days for a dental appointment is not an option. Some emergencies are extremely painful, so a visit to the dentist may be able to provide palliative relief.
Vivant Dental is committed to helping you manage sudden injuries and complications that require immediate treatment.
Did you know…
that the steps you take during a dental emergency can greatly improve your outcome once you receive emergency care? The Canadian Dental Association recommends the following:
- If you bite your lip or tongue, use a clean cloth to press down on that part of your mouth. Use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. Go to the local hospital emergency department right away if the bleeding is not controlled.
- If you lose your adult tooth from trauma, put it back in place if the socket looks clean. If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, place it in a container of cold milk. Visit a dentist right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need AN EMERGENCY appointment?
Emergency dental services are not just for those who have sustained dental trauma. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or swelling, contact us. We offer same day appointments for emergencies.
What can I do to avoid future problems after an Emergency appointment?
At your appointment, Dr. Bellusci and Dr. Chow will make recommendations that are specific to your situation. However, we have some general recommendations:
- Avoid chewing hard foods, such as hard candy and ice, as these can cause your tooth to crack or chip.
- Also, we suggest that those who participate in sports and high impact activities should consider wearing a properly fitted sports guard.
- Finally, Dr. Bellusci and Dr. Chow recommend regular recall visits (dental checkups) and preventative care to identify and manage dental and gum issues before they become symptomatic.