COVID-19 NOTICE TO PATIENTS: Please read about our response here.
Dental Emergency Vancouver

How to Deal With A Dental Emergency

February 29, 2020

A dental emergency might include any number of urgent situations. A knocked out, fractured or chipped tooth, a loose or dislodged crown, a loose filling, a toothache, any impact to that area, or any trauma to your mouth that results in gum laceration or bleeding, should be considered a dental emergency and be examined by an emergency dentist.

Any dental emergency should not be ignored. Postponing this problem could increase the chance of more permanent damage and possibly could ultimately require more extensive treatment.

If you do experience a dental emergency, here are some actions you can take: If you experience a knocked-out permanent tooth, occurring most times due to a fall, sports injury or some other sudden trauma, the first thing to remember is to keep it moist at all times.

Avoid touching the root. You may try placing the tooth back in its socket. Or place it in between your cheek and gum. Include a tooth preservative product, or if that is not available, use milk. Be sure to go straight to your dentist’s office for treatment.

For a cracked tooth, frequently due to teeth grinding, a cavity, biting on something hard, or any sort of trauma, clean the area by rinsing with warm water.

Place a cold compress on your face to keep any swelling down. Also, use water and a cold compress to clean a bitten tongue or lip. If you are suffering from a toothache, which may be caused by tooth decay, an abscess, gum disease, damaged fillings, or improper oral hygiene, again, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Then use dental floss to ensure that no food is caught between the teeth. Refrain from using aspirin on the aching tooth or gums.

If you are suffering from a foreign object that is stuck in your mouth, you may try to dislodge the object with the use of dental floss gently, but you shouldn’t use any sharp or pointed instruments.

It is essential to know how to deal with a dental emergency. First, it is best to remember to remain calm. Most often, your emergency can be treated immediately by Dr. Seddon, your emergency dentist. The first thing to be addressed will be your pain and discomfort. Then, the dental emergency team can treat your urgent problem as quickly as possible.

It is a good idea to be prepared. Consider having an emergency kit on hand. This kit may include a pain reliever such as Tylenol, a container to place and preserve your tooth, some gauze, and maybe an instant cold pack. Also, have the Oceanfront Dental contact info.

If you require emergency dental care in Vancouver, look to Oceanfront Dental. Oceanfront is equipped to handle every emergency that may befall you, and you can be assured that you’ll be taken care of as quickly as possible. Not all dentists can fulfill your dental emergency needs, but Dr. Seddon and his emergency dental clinic can.

Back to the Blog
Call Now