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How do you determine whether you are having a dental emergency? We define emergency dental care as care required in urgent situations to alleviate severe pain, trauma, infection, or sudden complications that cannot wait for a regular dental appointment.

Some examples of emergency dental conditions include:

  1. Dental trauma: Accidents or injuries that result in cracked, broken, or knocked-out teeth require immediate dental attention to save or repair the affected tooth.
  2. Oral infections: Swelling, pain, and infection in the gums or oral tissues can be a sign of an abscess or other oral infection that may require drainage, antibiotics, or other interventions.
  3. Lost or loose dental restorations: If a filling, crown, or other dental restoration becomes loose or falls out, it may cause discomfort and leave the tooth vulnerable to further damage or infection.
  4. Bleeding gums: Excessive or uncontrolled bleeding from the gums, especially when accompanied by pain and swelling, may indicate gum disease or other underlying oral health issues.
  5. Orthodontic emergencies: Orthodontic appliances, such as braces or retainers, can occasionally cause issues like broken wires, loose brackets, or discomfort that require immediate attention.
  6. Dental abscess: A painful swelling filled with pus, often accompanied by fever, can indicate an infection that needs immediate treatment to prevent the spread of the infection. If you have any of these issues, please contact us to make an appointment as soon as possible and we will make every effort to see you on that day to at least assess the situation and get you comfortable as best as we can. If emergencies occur after hours, we are a member for an emergency service that can be reached at 1-888-757-9361 and a dentist on call will advise accordingly to help alleviate pain, stabilize the condition, and prevent further complications to get you through until our clinic’s next regular day of operating.