Dental emergency

Toothache? Having a dental emergency?

Dental emergency can happen without warning. An accident, a broken tooth, or severe pain can cause discomfort and require a consultation right away. In all cases, we suggest that you call us for a consultation so that you can get relief and avoid complications.

Here is a list of the most common emergencies and some tips on what to do before your appointment.

 

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What to do if you have a toothache?

A toothache is never pleasant. Some of the most common causes are deep cavities, dental abscesses, trauma, gum disease, wisdom teeth eruption, or sometimes sinusitis or ear infections. You should consult as soon as you have symptoms so that the exact cause of the pain can be identified. If you don’t, complications can occur quickly and cause irreversible damage. Painkillers (Aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol) can be used to reduce pain before your appointment.

What to do if you lose a tooth?

A missing tooth is, of course, not aesthetically pleasing. Besides this obvious fact, if left unchecked, the adjacent teeth may move into the open space and cause a host of problems such as malocclusion, poor chewing, and, as a result, digestive problems. This can even lead to speech problems.

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What to do if a filling falls out?

Rinse your mouth with warm water and avoid eating hard foods and drinking hot or cold beverages. If the tooth is sensitive or if you feel pain, orthodontic wax or sugar-free gum can be placed where the filling was. An appointment must be made as soon as possible to repair the tooth.

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My child has knocked out a milk tooth. What should I do?

You must act quickly! Rinse the child’s mouth with warm water, then recover the broken piece and immerse it in salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water). Consult your dentist as soon as possible, especially in the case of a severe impact to check for internal injuries.

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Dental emergency? Abscess? Bleeding? Accident?

You must act quickly! Rinse the child’s mouth with warm water, then recover the broken piece and immerse it in salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water). Consult your dentist as soon as possible, especially in the case of a severe impact to check for internal injuries.