Loose or knocked out teeth
An untreated loose tooth can quickly get infected and start affecting the healthy tissues surrounding it. If an injury has knocked your tooth off, keep the tooth in a cup of saline water, and visit our emergency dentist within an hour of tooth loss for best results. We will replant the displaced tooth and prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.
Wisdom tooth removal
Impacted wisdom teeth need extraction to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Although painful wisdom teeth are not a dental emergency, it is best to visit our dentist at the earliest to avoid infection and complications. Wisdom tooth removal is performed under local anesthesia and takes under 20 minutes in a majority of cases.
A fall, weak cavity or biting down on a hard substance can cause a small or a large piece of tooth enamel to chip off. Depending on the severity of the problem, our dentist will reattach the piece that has broken off, bond the chipped tooth, apply a dental onlay on the surface of the molar, or attach a veneer. If you can salvage the broken off fragment, place it in a glass of saline water.
Lost crown or filling
While not a dental emergency, losing a crown or filling can make the exposed area more sensitive to temperature, pressure and sweets. Rinse the area with warm salt water and use sugar free gum as a sealant as a temporary protection. You have the choice to wait until the morning after to have our dental specialist replace your filling or crown.
Particles lodged in teeth or gums
Brush your teeth gently with dental floss to remove food particles stuck between your teeth or in your gum. If you can see the particle in the mirror, use a tooth pick carefully to dislodge it (but avoid using a sharp object to probe your teeth or gum line). If the particle doesn’t come loose, visit our clinic for immediate professional dental treatment.
Tooth pain can point to decay, abscess, fracture, infected gums, a damaged filling, or underlying issues. Rinse with warm water or ice the sore area. If the pain is continual or severe, don’t wait to have it checked out by our emergency dentist in North York.