EMERGENCY DENTIST IN STONEY CREEK
Do You Have a Dental Emergency in Stoney Creek?
We are available to assist you with dental emergencies. We know that emergencies often happen outside of office hours and when they are least expected.
It is important to know the difference between a standard dental problem that can wait and a real emergency that can cost you a tooth and affect your health. If you’re uncertain about whether you have a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you have any loose teeth?
- Has a tooth been knocked out?
- Are you in serious pain?
- Is your mouth bleeding or swollen?
- Do you have any bulges or swelling on your gums?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, don’t hesitate to call us immediately for emergency dental care. In some cases, waiting too long may result in permanent damage.
If one of your teeth has been knocked out and you want to save it, you need to take the following steps:
- Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown without touching the root.
- Rinse it with warm water.
- Try to place the tooth carefully back into the socket as this prevents the roots from drying out.
- If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a small container filled with milk and bring it with you.
- Place some gauze in the socket and press down to control bleeding.
Toothache is one of the most common reasons for emergency treatment. Pain, swelling of the gums and a low-grade fever are all signs that your tooth could be infected.
Toothache can wait for treatment if the pain is not too severe and you do not have a fever and symptoms of an abscess, such as bumps on the gum or facial swelling.
If the infection is severe, we need to catch it and treat it quickly. Pain does not always have an obvious source and we can help you uncover the problem causing the pain.
A Fractured Tooth
While a chipped or cracked tooth that doesn’t cause any pain is not a dental emergency, you need emergency care if you’ve fractured a tooth. A fracture can be painful and leave sharp edges that cause damage inside your mouth. Some fractures may involve a significant portion of a tooth.
These are the steps to take if you have a fracture:
- Rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Place a cold compress against the fractured tooth to reduce gum swelling. You may prefer to place a cold pack on the cheek over the fracture.
- Place chipped or broken pieces of tooth in a small container filled with milk and bring it with you.
- If your tooth is seriously fractured, you need to receive quick treatment or you could lose a tooth.
- Even if a fracture is not that big, it’s a good idea to give us a call for advice.
Soft Tissue Injury
If you suffer a trauma to your mouth, you need emergency treatment. This may happen due to being struck in the mouth or striking your mouth on some surface. The tissue inside your mouth contains many tiny blood vessels and so injuries can bleed copiously. If your mouth or gums are lacerated and bleeding:
- Rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Apply gauze to the injury site and apply pressure to control the bleeding.
- If the bleeding doesn’t stop, place new gauze on top of the old gauze rather than removing it and continue applying pressure until the bleeding is under control.
- Even if your teeth aren’t involved, give us a call and we will help you decide whether you need to come in to our offices or go to your local emergency room.
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