Emergency Dentist in Toronto
Sudden toothaches – as well as other dental emergencies – often occur at the most inconvenient of times. In these cases, it is critical to visit a dentist as soon as possible; this will prevent the pain from worsening while avoiding additional expenses and complex treatment.
What dental emergencies can occur?
Emergency dental visits are often caused by the following:
- Toothaches. One of the most common reasons why people visit dentists. Toothaches can be the result of a number of issues, so proper diagnosis is crucial. After pinpointing the pain’s cause, your dentist will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your issue.
- Broken, chipped or knocked out teeth. Fixing these requires an immediate visit to your dentist.
- Lost fillings, crowns, or bridges. These items should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further tooth and/or gum damage.
- Abscesses. Probably the most serious of emergencies. These are the result of infections around tooth roots or between teeth and gums. Without treatment, abscesses are bound to worsen; the infection can spread through gum layers and even reach other vital organs and systems.
What to do in case of a dental emergency?
In case of a toothache or any other common types of dental emergencies, take a recommended dose of an over-the-counter painkiller – like Advil or Tylenol. Remember that painkillers are not a permanent solution; they are a stop-gap measure for pain relief before seeing a dentist for treatment! Never put a pill against the affected tooth as this may harm gum tissue.
Never put a pill against the affected tooth as this may harm gum tissue.
If your tooth is knocked out or broken, try to save any pieces you can find; it may still be possible to fix the original tooth. In the event of bleeding, apply an icepack outside the affected area. Never try to fit a lost crown or bridge back into its socket!
If you need emergency dental assistance in North York, please contact us at (416) 550-9000.