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3 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care

April 20, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Youngwoo Joo
woman in pain holding jaw from broken tooth pain

Dental emergencies are inconvenient and scary! The good news is with the right dental team on your side, you can rest assured that you're in good hands. It also helps when you know how to handle an emergency situation. Here are 3 signs that you might be having a dental emergency.

Your Tooth Is Broken or Chipped

A broken tooth needs repair to avoid further damage, so gather all the pieces of your tooth and contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental as soon as possible. Our doctors will determine the right treatment to restore your tooth. If your tooth has a small chip, we also suggest that you call us. Small chipping can cause pain or irritation to your soft tissues.

You're Experiencing Constant Pain

If you're experiencing dental sensitivity or pain that's not going away, it could indicate an infection. It's important to note that dental infections don't go away without treatment, and you should contact our office right away. An infection left untreated could result in further tooth loss and the infection spreading to other critical areas of your body. Root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth if you act quickly.

Your Tooth Has Been Knocked Out

Time is of the essence in this situation as our doctors have the best chance of repairing your tooth within the first hour of your injury. Contact our office right away, and transport your tooth carefully. Try to handle it as little as possible and place it back in its socket if you can. If that won't work use milk in a cup or baggie to transport your tooth as this will help keep the cells moist and alive.

Contact Our Etobicoke Dental Clinic

No matter what your situation may be your trusted team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental is here for you, and we'll make every effort to see you the same day. We're also happy to give instruction over the phone if necessary. Don't hesitate to give us a call.