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Emergency Dentistry in Oakville and Burlington at Glenashton Dental

Contact Us Immediately if You are Experiencing a Dental Emergency In Oakville

Dental emergencies happen, and may require immediate attention. If you have a dental emergency, it is important to stay calm and contact an after hours dental emergency clinic.

Some dental emergencies may not seem urgent, but may become serious without medical attention.

The most common dental emergencies and procedures are outlined below: 

A toothache can be the result of a tooth infection or injury. Call your dentist to book an appointment because a toothache requires immediate dental attention. For temporary relief, apply a cold compress against your face. An over-the-counter pain medication may also be swallowed with water. 

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Knocked Out Tooth 
A knocked out tooth is a tooth that has become separated from the jawbone. If a tooth is knocked out from an adult’s mouth, it may still be reattached. 

Rinse the tooth off with water. Hold it by the top of the tooth and place it back in the socket. If there is a possibility that the tooth will be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk, and take it to a dentist within 10 minutes. If the tooth is not attached, there is chance that the other teeth will move out of place. 

Chipped or Broken Tooth
A chipped or broken tooth can be saved. Book an immediate appointment with your dentist. Either the tooth will need to be filled, or a root canal may be needed.

At Glenashton Dental Centre, our dentists do everything they can to save your natural teeth, but sometimes it may be necessary to remove one or more teeth that cannot be repaired.

For braces, a broken bracket or wire can be covered with orthodontic wax or a cotton ball to prevent damage to the inside of the mouth.

Other common dental emergencies include:

  • Gum injuries that cause persistent bleeding
  • Lost dental filling or crown
  • Object or particle lodged between your teeth that cannot be removed with dental floss
  • Partially loose tooth
Whenever you are in need of dental emergency work, our dentists will be happy to serve you in Oakville, Milton and Burlington.


333 Glenashton Dr Unit 3,
Oakville, ON, L6H 7P6