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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we want to ensure that you understand the treatment you need or the procedure you’re having, and for this reason we welcome any and all of your questions.

Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and our entire team are here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Here are some of the questions we frequently hear. If yours is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Emergency Dentistry

man holding his jaw from painHave you ever injured a tooth but felt uncertain about whether the injury was severe enough to warrant a trip to your dentist’s office? If so, you’re not alone.

All dental injuries can feel a little jarring, but not all of them require immediate treatment if you’re at a social event or if it’s late at night.

Dental emergencies require immediate treatment because they are painful, disruptive, and will change your oral health in an instant. You’ll need emergency dental treatment if you’re in significant pain or have a visibly troublesome tooth injury, such as a missing tooth or a swollen area of your mouth. 

Common Dental Emergencies 

Dental emergencies include:

  • Abscesses and infections in teeth
  • Painful, broken restorations such as dentures or tooth crowns
  • Loose or mobile teeth
  • Powerful toothaches
  • Broken or dislocated jaws
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe bleeding
  • A large cut on your tongue, lips, or cheek soft tissue
  • Chipped, fractured, or splintered teeth
  • Extreme gum discomfort or swelling

Contact Our Etobicoke Dental Clinic

If you’re only experiencing minor pain or have a minimal injury to a tooth that isn’t affecting your sleep or daily routine, you probably don’t have a dental emergency. You should still visit our emergency dentist in Etobicoke for an evaluation, but you likely can wait until the next business day or the next available appointment during regular hours. 

Tooth next to first aid kit | Dentist Toronto ONDental emergencies can be scary if you don't know how to handle them. Your first instinct might be to panic, but you should remain calm knowing that you have a great dental team on your side at Toronto Lakeshore Dental. We offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments and we make every effort to see our emergency patients as soon as possible and in many cases, we can offer same-day dentistry.

Common Dental Emergencies

Understanding how to handle common emergency situations can also make it less stressful for patients, so here are some helpful tips:

  • A knocked out tooth: This situation requires you to move quickly as we have a better chance of saving your tooth the quicker we can treat it. Be careful when transporting your tooth and try not to touch it too much. You can place it back in its socket or use milk to keep it moist and the cells alive.
  • A broken or chipped tooth: Gather the pieces of your broken tooth and get to our office as soon as you can. A chipped tooth can be smoothed and may not require immediate attention.
  • A toothache or dental pain: If you are experiencing a severe and constant toothache, this could be indicating an infection. Contact our office right away as root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth.

Call our Toronto Dental Practice

If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency in Toronto, don't hesitate to contact your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental right away.

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 We are finally accepting patients requiring emergency treatment. Please contact our office if you have any questions or if you are experiencing a dental emergency.