If any of these dental emergencies occur, feel free to call our office immediately at 905-895-8031.
In case of tooth ache that last more than 2 days or if it wakes you up at night, immediate attention is required by a dentist. Try and clean the gums with flossing if you can and use salt water rinses. Alternate cold and heat compresses on the cheek on the affected area may help.
Cuts and bruises on lip, tongue, cheekDirect pressure with a cloth or towel should be applied to area of external bleeding. In case of bruising, cold compresses should be applied.
Knocked Out or Avulsed Adult ToothIf the person who lost the tooth is awake, hold it at the shiny enamel part and immediately clean it gently with water and place it back into the tooth socket it come from. Hold it in place by keeping the patients mouth closed. Remind them to make sure that they do not swallow it. If the tooth cannot be placed back in the socket, hold it in the patients cheek or under the tongue making sure they don’t swallow it. If it cannot be held in the mouth or if the person is not awake, hold it in milk or salt water until you get to the hospital or nearest dental emergency centre.
Knocked out baby toothKeep a towel or gauze on the area bleeding in the mouth. Bleeding should stop within half hour. If it doesnt, get your child to a dental centre for a checkup. Tylenol make be needed to reduce pain.
Canker SoresSometimes these very painful sores occur on the inside of lip or cheeks. The exact cause is unknown but usually it can be because of suppressed immune system or eating spicy foods. If these sores occur very frequently, a checkup with you MD or naturopath is recommended. Over the counter medication can reduce the pain but usually these sores can last up to 2 weeks. Salt water rinses are a great way to reduce some inflammation.
Accidents can happen where jaw bone may break. This can be extremely painful. Take a cloth or towel to hold the jaw shut with your teeth biting down if possible and drive to the nearest available hospital emergency.
In case of locked jaw, try and move the jaw down and back and set it back into the jaw socket. Place cold compresses on the affected jaw if pain occurs. Make a consultation appointment with our office to discuss further.