Anyone who has ever had a toothache knows that it can't wait and we do our best to accomodate our patients. At our Maple Dental Office, located in the Maple region of Vaughan, it is our policy to see dental emergencies as soon as possible.
If you've been in an accident and lost a tooth, you need to get to the dentist within 30 minutes. This ensures the best chance of re-implanting the tooth. The same urgency needs to be taken with broken and chipped teeth.
If you are unsure of the severity of your oral condition, please contact our emergency dentists to discuss your symptoms as soon as possible.
Could be Emergency
If you're teeth are feeling sensitivity to heat, this could be a sign of possible infection and should be treated as soon as possible. If there is the presence of pain, redness, or pus, call Maple Dental Health immediately.
If you are experiencing sudden and severe discomfort accompanied by swelling, it is possible that you may have an oral infection. If you spot red tissue in your mouth, it is likely the source of the infection and will likely be tender, warm to the touch, and may be accompanied by pus. Apply a cold compress to the inflamed area and call our Maple dental office for an Emergency Dental appointment.
Could be Emergency
A fractured tooth may be a dental emergency depending on the degree of fracture and pain to the area. If the fracture is severe you should seek emergency medical attention.
If damage to a fractured tooth is minor or moderate, it is considered urgent, but may not be a dental emergency. Avoid hot and cold foods and biting/chewing in the area of the fractured tooth until seen by a dentist. If you suffer a minor tooth fracture, it's best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon as soon as you can.
If your tooth is knocked out, you can control the bleeding by directly applying pressure with a cold compress. There may be extensive bleeding, but do not be alarmed as this is to be expected. Recover the knocked out tooth and place it gently back into it's socket - try not to touch the root. If you're able to get to an Emergency Dental Office or hospital within 30 minutes of losing the tooth, it can be saved. If you are uncomfortable placing the tooth back in your mouth, carefully transport the tooth in a glass of cold milk or wrapped in a cold, wet cloth.
If you experience broken braces, contact Maple Dental Health emergency dentists for an emergency appointment. Do the following to releive pain and reduce the potential of further damage.
If a bracket or band becomes loose and is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and put some wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket in a tissue. Call your orthodontist to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible, or contact us to schedule an emergency appointment.
If a wire becomes loose, try to put the wire back into place using tweezers and place wax on it. Call your orthodontist to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible, or contact us to schedule an emergency appointment.