I Have a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is a situation that requires immediate attention from a dental professional. Examples of dental emergencies include:
Severe tooth pain that does not go away with over-the-counter pain medication:
- A broken or knocked-out tooth
- A tooth that has been pushed out of place
- A gum abscess or infection
- A lost filling or crown
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If you are unable to reach your regular dentist, you can try calling our emergency dental clinic or an after-hours dental hotline for advice on how to proceed.
In the meantime, you can take steps to manage your pain and protect your teeth. For example, if you have a broken tooth, you can try covering the sharp edges with dental wax or sugar-free gum to prevent injury. If you have a toothache, you can try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or taking over-the-counter pain medication.
It is important to remember that dental emergencies can be serious and should not be ignored. Seeking prompt treatment can help prevent further damage and preserve your oral health.