It can be easy to panic when you have a dental emergency. We at Horizon Dental are available to help so when you need an emergency dentist, make Horizon Dental your first call. If you or a loved one has incurred some sort of dental emergency that requires urgent attention, you’ll need the services of an experienced dentist who can alleviate your discomfort and keep you calm and relaxed until an effective treatment can be administered.
Common Dental Emergencies
Common dental emergencies that we can treat include:
- Dental trauma
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Dislodged crown
- Lost fillings
- And more
If a tooth has been dislodged, there is still a chance to save it if the dentist can replace it in the socket within the hour. If the tooth has fallen out, hold it by the crown and gently rinse it, place it in a small container and bring it with you to our office. We will assess the situation, and provide you with all possible options before deciding on a treatment.
- Find the tooth. Hold it by the crown (the white part) and avoid touching the root (the yellow part)
- Put the tooth back in its place immediately, if possible
- If contaminated or dirty, rinse briefly (10 seconds) with cold tap water and put the tooth back in place.
- Hold the tooth in place or bite on a handkerchief and see a dentist immediately
- If you cannot put the tooth back in, place it in a cup of milk, saline or saliva.
- Seek emergency dental treatment immediately
If a crown has become dislodged, call us immediately to get it treated. In some cases, the dislodged crown can be re-cemented. However, in other cases, a crown may dislodge due to decay or tooth fracture, in which case a new crown or other treatment may be required.
If your tooth or gums are in pain, you should see a dentist as soon as possible; the pain could be an indicator of decay, infection, or other conditions which require immediate attention. Early diagnosis and treatment of these problems can avoid more serious problems or major treatment solutions down the road.
An infection (abscess or cellulitis) requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated, you can develop swelling in the gums or soft tissues. If untreated, the infection can spread to other tissues and parts of the body leading to further complications. In severe cases, infections can spread to the bloodstream or cause breathing difficulty, resulting in a life-threatening emergency.
At Horizon Dental, the care of our patients is our top priority. We take all dental emergencies seriously and will do our best to guide you through any steps that you need to take to recover. For more information about how we can help with your dental emergency, call us today at (905) 475-5673 or contact us here.