Dental emergencies can happen at any time. But knowing what to do by discussing possibilities with your dentist in advance can make a difference in saving your teeth.
A dental problem that has gone on untreated or an injury can lead to a sudden dental emergency that requires an immediate solution. For example, a dental problem could progress into severe pain or you could lose a tooth from a fall or while playing sports.
Even if you’re not sure if a problem could be considered an emergency – such as a chipped tooth instead of a knocked-out one or pain that comes and goes rather than intense and lasting pain – please check in with us about your situation and to see how early we can see you. If a problem is affecting your ability to talk and eat, your comfort level and your self-esteem or work life, it’s best to take care of the problem as quickly as possible. We are able to address all sorts of cases sooner rather than later.
At Midtown Dental, we know that emergencies can and do happen. That’s why we keep slots open in our scheduling calendar and have extended hours. That way, we are always ready to take emergencies as they occur. It’s always worth checking to see how quickly we can provide an appointment because you might continue suffering when we could have seen you on the first day. Also, the sooner we treat a problem, the more likely that we can treat it in a faster and easier manner.
While we can provide quick care, it will still be quality care. We offer our full range of dental services, depending on the needs of the situation, and we make sure to provide the best care possible as quickly as possible. And your emergency care will not cost any more than it would if you waited. If you’re waiting for treatment due to the cost, ask about how our financing options could help your treatment fit your budget.
Often, dental emergencies come with pain and stress. At Midtown Dental, we are ready to manage these additional concerns on top of the dental problem itself. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calmer during your emergency dental appointment. We will take away the stress of the emergency and restore your normal state of health and happiness.
Common Dental Injuries
Common dental injuries include an avulsed, broken, or cracked teeth. If you have a tooth knocked out, try to gather what’s left, store it in a container, and take it to the dentist as soon as possible. Soaking it with milk in the meantime will give it a higher chance of saving. Your dentist will try to place it back in the socket and find the best possible option.
In some dental emergency cases, you may experience throbbing pain in your mouth that does not fade even after medication. Visit your dentist immediately in this case to help you manage the pain and find the root cause.
Call your Toronto Dentist now if you are experiencing a dental emergency
In any dental emergency, call us at (416) 966-3368 for help—even on weekends!