We endeavour to treat your emergencies the same day. Please call us at (905) 240-7744 (Oshawa Office) or (647) 748-6200 (Scarborough Office). We are open six days a week and open evenings and weekends to serve you. If you have a severe emergency and the office is closed, please visit a hospital.
Chipped front teeth
If your front tooth is chipped after a fall and there is a loss of consciousness or any facial injuries, please visit a hospital for emergency treatment. This should be followed by a visit to the dentist at the earliest. Depending on the extent of the injury, your dentist may smoothen or build up your tooth. Some x-rays may be taken and you may be asked to follow up in 2 weeks.
Knocked out permanent tooth
Try and locate it, holding it by the crown and not disturbing the root as much as possible. If gross debris is noted, gently rinse the tooth with water and replace in the socket. If unable to do so, bring tooth in milk or salt water in a cup. See your dentist immediately.
Clean the area as much as possible with warm salt water. If suitable, take an analgesic (Tylenol). If there is facial swelling that makes jaw opening difficult, try and visit the dentist immediately. If, however, you experience difficulty in breathing and diffuse neck swelling, visit a hospital immediately.
Bleeding after extraction
Be sure to inform the dentist of any medical ailments you may suffer specially from any bleeding disorders, blood thinners or advanced liver disease.
After extraction, make sure you don’t spit or rinse, suck on a straw or smoke. If you have bleeding after extraction, place a gauze or tea bag on the area with pressure for 10 minutes and swallow your saliva. If bleeding persists, you may need to see your dentist.