Emergency Dentist in Toronto

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Broken, chipped or knocked out teeth. Fixing these requires an immediate visit to your dentist.
  3. Lost fillings, crowns, or bridges. These items should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further tooth and/or gum damage.
  4. 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, 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.