How to Handle a Dental Emergency

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Emergency Dental Services in Brampton

Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

If you experience severe dental pain, bleeding, or need to save a tooth, seek immediate dental care from an experienced professional to prevent serious complications.

According to the Ontario Dental Association (OMA), visit a dentist immediately after a dental emergency to increase your chances of saving your tooth and preventing further damage.

If you require emergency dentistry in Brampton, please call (905) 791-3867 or email us to book an online appointment. We accept emergency patients.

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What defines a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop and prevent bleeding, relieve severe pain, and save a tooth or teeth. The same applies to oral infections, some that may be life-threatening.

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek out a dental emergency service provider as soon as possible.

 

What are common dental emergencies?

The most common dental emergencies at our dental office include:

• Injuries and tooth pain caused by a fall
• Lost fillings or crowns
• Bleeding teeth or abscessed gums
• Knocked out teeth
• Objects stuck in teeth
• Impacted wisdom teeth

Other dental emergencies situations include:

• Severe pain or infection
• Toothaches
• Broken or chipped teeth
• Badly bitten tongue or lip
• Broken orthodontics
• Mouth sores

Is severe toothache a dental emergency?

A severe toothache that lasts for multiple days is considered a dental emergency. Typically, this pain suggests an advanced cavity or an infected tooth. Without proper care, this condition will only worsen.

Can I go to the emergency room?

You can expect to receive pain meds and possibly even antibiotics at the emergency room. Still, it is illegal for anyone who is not a dentist to perform an emergency extraction or any other dental care.

Can I extract my tooth?

Technically yes, but this is far from an ideal solution. Many situations can result in the need to have a tooth removed. Each brings with it the potential for more severe implications.
Dental emergencies can be distressing, and that’s why it’s crucial to choose a dental practice that knows how to put you at ease and help make you feel as comfortable as possible.

How much Does It Cost?

Emergency dental procedures can be costlier than routine work. Still, if you have dental insurance, it should cover some of your costs. It’s a good idea to check with your insurance company to see how they handle dental emergencies. If cost is a deterrent, there are some options available. Your dentist may refer you to a community clinic or a dental school.

Do you need an emergency dentist in Brampton?

If you answered ‘yes’, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Dr. Keshavarz, an experienced Brampton Dentist provides emergency dentistry on a routine basis. Find relief fast by contacting us to hear about our services.

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