Dental emergencies can be scary, especially when there is blood or a tooth knocked out. The first thing to do is to remain calm, and the next thing is to call your dental team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental as we handle emergency dentistry in Toronto, ON. Here are some of the emergency situations we can help with.
A Toothache or Dental Pain
There's a difference between dental sensitivity and the pain caused by a dental infection. The latter can be severe enough to keep you awake at night. If your tooth is abscessed or infected, it is important to seek treatment for it as soon as possible, as root canal therapy can help to preserve your tooth. Don't wait to call your dentist thinking that your tooth will get better on its own because a dental infection won't go away without treatment.
A Broken Tooth or Lost Restoration
A tooth that is broken or has lost an old filling or crown needs to be repaired in order to protect it from further damage. Contact your dentist to be seen so they can assess what the right treatment procedure might be to restore your tooth.
A Tooth That's Been Knocked Out
If you have a tooth that's knocked out, it is important to act quickly. Your dentist has the best chance of saving your tooth the faster they can treat it. Try not to handle the tooth too much, and transport it carefully to your dentist either by placing it back in its socket or using milk to keep it moist and the cells alive.
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we are here for our patients and we make every effort to handle dental emergencies as soon as possible. We have convenient morning and evening hours, and Saturday appointments available to accommodate even the busiest schedules. If you or a loved one is experiencing dental pain or an emergency situation, please contact our office right away.