When Is It A Dental Emergency?

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Although rare, you want to be prepared at any time for a dental emergency. There are many issues that can arise at any time and it’s important to know how to act when a problem presents itself. At Dentistry in Motion, we believe knowledge is key to handling any emergency. Let’s take a look at some common problems, and what to do if you ever find yourself or a loved one in a pressing situation.

 

Worst Offenders

The most common problems that occur is trauma to the teeth. A chipped tooth can be something painful depending on the severity, and can require immediate attention. If your tooth is knocked out, you must visit a dentist as soon as possible. How you act in the next few hours could save your smile! If placed back within an hour after losing it, your body may be able to heal and re attach at the root. Make sure you rinse the tooth for any debris before putting it back in, or come see us immediately if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself.

 

Other Common Issues

Other issues that may be less pressing is tooth sensitivity or minor bleeding. If you have something stuck in between your gums or teeth, never use a sharp object to remove it as it can damage the surface of your teeth. Try using dental floss to remove the object and if it is still stuck, give us a call and we can work out a solution. If you have trauma to your gums or face and are experiencing extensive bleeding, go to the emergency room and see a doctor immediately. 

 

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Our incredible team of doctors and staff are always ready at a moment’s notice. No one should ever have to live in pain, and it is our mission to make you and your loved ones as comfortable as possible. Our clinic offers a variety of treatments like checkups/cleanings, dental implants and teeth whitening! Don’t wait if you feel you have an emergency on your hands, call us at 416-785-7619 and we will discuss next steps. We hope to see you on better days, but promise to always be there for the worst!

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