Western Smiles Dental Care

What common dental emergencies should I call an emergency dentist for?

Patients often aren’t sure whether the situation they’re experiencing is a dental emergency. They are unsure whether or not they should call their dentist or seek emergency care elsewhere. At Western Smiles Dental Care, we invite you to call our clinic if you’re experiencing such a situation. 

Our knowledgeable team of dental professionals will provide you with advice over the phone to help you decide if you need an emergency dental appointment.

woman holding chin from dental emergencyCommon Dental Emergencies

Common dental emergencies that necessitate a call to the emergency dentist include:

  • Severe toothache 
  • Facial or gum swelling
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Damaged dental restorations, like crowns or fillings
  • Tooth infection

If you’re experiencing any of the above, we generally recommend emergency dental care. 

Some dental emergencies, like a knocked-out tooth, are time-sensitive and need urgent attention. If a patient retrieves their knocked-out tooth and carefully preserves the tooth’s root by keeping it either in their mouth or in a container of saliva or milk, the dentist might have the ability to reimplant the tooth in the patient’s gum shortly after the incident. However, if too much time passes, successful reimplantation of a tooth becomes much more unlikely. 

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At Western Smiles Dental Care, we like helping patients overcome their dental emergencies. We never want to see our patients in pain or upset, so we do everything we can to relieve anxiety and pain as soon as possible after they arrive.

We welcome your call to our dental clinic to arrange your emergency dental appointment.