Do you have a toothache or a broken tooth? When toothaches or dental emergencies happen, waiting several days for a dental appointment might not be an option.
Urgent problems that threaten the health of your teeth or leave you in pain should not be ignored. Some emergencies are extremely painful, so a visit to the local dentist may provide some palliative relief.
Injuries from Trauma
Vivant Dental is committed to helping you manage sudden injuries that require immediate treatment.
Did you know…
that the steps you take during a dental emergency may improve your outcome? These are some recommendations from the Canadian Dental Association:
- 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. If the bleeding is not controlled, go to the local hospital emergency department right away.
- If you lose an adult tooth from trauma, put it back in the socket if it looks clean. If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, then place it in cold milk. Visit a dentist right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are EMERGENCY appointments ONLY for TRAUMA?
Emergency dental services are not just for those who have sustained dental trauma. If you are experiencing severe dental pain or swelling, contact us. We aim to provide same day appointments for emergencies.
What can I do to avoid future problems after an Emergency appointment?
Dr. Bellusci and Dr. Chow will make recommendations to manage your specific situation at your visit. Some general advice to protect your teeth are:
- Avoid chewing hard foods, such as hard candy and ice that may cause your tooth to chip
- Wear a properly fitted sports guard if you participate in sports and high impact activities.
- Attend regular recall check ups and seek preventative care to spot gum and teeth issues before they cause you discomfort.