Emergency Dentistry in Toronto ON
You can count on two things when a dental emergency occurs.
1) It will not happen at a convenient time.
2) It may be painful and frightening.
The good news is that you can rest assured that with the right dentists on your side, you’ll get the care you need in a timely manner.
Your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental is here for you, and with convenient morning, evening, and Saturday appointments we’ll be able to get you feeling comfortable and back on the path to wellness in no time. We encourage emergency patients to call us right away for instructions over the phone or to be seen.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
An emergency situation is less stressful if you know how to handle it. Here are some common emergencies and what you can do until you get to our office.
A Broken or Chipped Tooth
If your tooth is broken, gather as many pieces as you can and contact our office right away. Our dentists will assess the best treatment procedure and we may even be able to preserve your natural tooth if we act quickly.
If your tooth is chipped, it will need to be smoothed in order to avoid irritating your tongue or soft tissues. While this may not require immediate attention, we encourage you to contact our office anyway to schedule an appointment.
A Lost or Broken Restoration
If you have a lost or broken crown or dental filling, it will need to be replaced or repaired in order to protect the integrity of your tooth. Contact our office to determine if immediate treatment is necessary.
A Knocked Out Tooth
It’s a stressful time when your tooth is knocked out. It’s also important that you contact our office right away, as we have the best chance of preserving your tooth the quicker we can treat it.
Try not to handle the tooth too much and transport it carefully. Placing it back in its socket is best, or use milk to keep the cells moist and alive.
Dental Pain or Sensitivity
If you’re experiencing severe dental pain, this is often an indicator of an infection. It’s important to contact our office right away because if your tooth is infected it will not go away without treatment. In fact, a dental infection can get worse, cause more pain, and even lead to tooth loss.
If you’re proactive about seeking treatment, root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth, so please contact our office as soon as possible.
Please don’t hesitate to call us right away at 416-503-3335 if you’re experiencing dental pain or an emergency. We’ll make every effort to see you as soon as possible and we can typically accommodate same day appointments.