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Contact Us Immediately if You are Experiencing a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies happen, and may require immediate attention.

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.

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.

Partially dislodged Tooth
If your tooth has partially dislodged due to an accident or injury, please seek immediate help from the dentist. You may apply cold compress and take over the counter pain medication until you are able to see the dentist.

A broken bracket or wire can be covered with orthodontic wax or a cotton ball to prevent damage to the inside of the mouth. You may try and push it to a comfortable level if possible. Do not cut the wire as you may accidentally swallow it.

Dental Bleeding
If you are injured and your teeth are bleeding, you must contact a dental emergency clinic immediately. It is imperative that you seek help even if the first aid temporarily stops the bleeding as the damage might be much more serious that it seems at first.

This is an infection that occurs around the root of the tooth and can cause immense pain and discomfort. If left untreated, it can easily spread to other teeth causing more damage. If you have discovered that there is swelling or pain in your gums, you must consult with the dentist immediately.

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 require dental emergency work, our dentists will be happy to serve residents of Oakville, Milton and Burlington, Mississauga and surrounding GTA. Give us a call if you need emergency dental treatment.

Please give our office a call @ (905) 842-5500 today to book an appointment so we can help you maintain your teeth


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