Emergency Dentistry Toronto

Dentist Toronto

At Dentistry on Wellington, our modern facility is fully equipped to handle all aspects of creating customized full or partial dentures so you can have the smile of your dreams. While we’re dedicated to ensuring that we help you reach your oral health goals, we’re also dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care around. From your first initial consultation appointment, diagnostics and planning to your complete denture care treatment, we’re here for you every step of the way. We know that having weak, sensitive, or gapped teeth can make one lose their confidence and even cause digestion issues. That’s why we’re here.
We’re a passionate dental community that comes together to form an unstoppable, personalized denture treatment plan for our patients. Let’s work together to regain control of your smile and your confidence. You deserve it.

Why Choose Us?

Located on Wellington Street East in the heart of Toronto (and just a minute walk away from the infamous St. Lawrence Market), our dental office has redefined dentistry. We’ve taken general dentistry and cosmetic solutions, like complete dentures, to a whole new level. Why? Because our patients are the core of our business and we care about their health and wellbeing. Healthy teeth are a way of life and our team goes above and beyond to ensure every measure is taken to enhance your oral health. With a team specializing in a wide variety of dental care needs, you can rest assured knowing any of your specific dental care needs will be well taken care of.

A dental emergency can have serious consequences if not taken care of as soon as possible. So in the case of an emergency, call our dental clinic after an emergency occurs and we’ll try to fit you into our schedule in order to reduce the risk of further damage to your teeth.

We strive to be there in your time of need, so give our office a call at 416-865-9494 and we’ll see what we can do for you. In the case that we’re closed, emergency dental services are available at 100-1650 Yonge Street seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight, but also have a 24-hour emergency line at 416-485-7121. They can solve the immediate problem, but after which, come back to our office so we can continue your dental care.

What is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can happen to anyone at any time, so it’s important to understand what qualifies as an emergency so you know when to seek treatment.

A dental emergency is an oral health issue that needs to be addressed in order to save a tooth, alleviate extreme pain, control infection, control bleeding, or have intense swelling. When you seek help from an emergency dentist, they’ll offer a quick examination, perform x-rays to see precisely where the problem is, and begin treatment. Afterwhich, patients will likely be given pain relievers, and antibiotics and resume regular check-ups with their dentist.

Emergencies can include things like:

  • Severe toothache
  • Severe sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked crown, bridge or veneer
  • Knocked-out tooth, whether from trauma, injury or by accident
  • Tooth decay or infection
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Tongue irritation
  • Swollen face
  • A visible abscess
  • Jaw pain
  • Brace bracket or wire is broken
  • Something trapped between teeth/gums

Broken Or Cracked Tooth

A broken tooth could result from a number of things, whether it be from an injury, tooth decay, or even from habits like clenching or grinding at night. Not only can this be painful, but it can also leave cuts on your cheek or tongue from sharp edges. You can alleviate some levels of pain with an icepack, and also rinse your mouth with warm water and salt. You should see a dentist within 24 hours.

Knocked-Out Tooth

The most common way a tooth is knocked-out is from a sports-related trauma or car accident, but it can happen accidentally to anyone, even just in the comfort of your own home. It can cause a lot of pain, bleeding, and panic. If you save the tooth and clean it with water, or put it in a glass of milk, and make your way to a dental emergency clinic, they may be able to replant it with splints (if the tooth isn’t fractured).

Broken Crown, Bridge, Filling, Or Veneer

Just like regular teeth can be knocked out by accident, so can crowns, veneers and bridges. It’s also possible they can fall out or crack due to tooth decay, clenching, or grinding excessively at night. Just like with a tooth, save the broken false tooth and make your way to a dental clinic.

Sensitivity To Heat Or Cold

Extreme sensitivity can be caused by nerve irritation, tooth decay, or be a sign you have a cracked/broken tooth. Avoid chewing where it’s sensitive, but keep the area clean with a small amount of toothpaste until you can see a dentist.

Bleeding Gums

Uncontrolled bleeding could be the result of trauma, but it could also be a sign of gum disease or an abscess. Abscesses could mean there’s an infection, and if not taken care of, the infection can spread to the root of your tooth and even throughout the rest of your body. Rinsing with warm water and salt may help control bleeding and rinse away the blood and infection until you can make it to the dental emergency clinic.

Severe Toothache

A toothache can be caused by a number of reasons. It can cause severe pain and discomfort, tenderness, and swelling. Common causes include:
  • • Gum disease
  • • Wedged food in teeth
  • • Tooth decay
  • • Mouth injury/trauma
  • • Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth crown, veneer, etc.
  • • Grinding or clenching
  • • Infected nerve
Over-the-counter medication can be taken to alleviate pain and swelling, but you should still see a dentist as soon as possible, especially if you have an infected nerve. As mentioned above, an infection can spread to other teeth, and eventually through the rest of your body. In this case, an emergency root canal may need to be performed.

Jaw Pain

It may seem silly to some that jaw pain is considered a dental emergency, but patients who have habits like clenching and grinding will often wake up feeling very tired, along with a very sore jaw. Patients with the temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) will actually experience chronic pain in the face, mouth, ear, jaw, etc., and have intense swelling. Not only does this promote headaches, dizziness, and difficulty swallowing, it can often make people feel like they’re jaw is locked in place. TMJ can negatively affect people’s emotional state too and even lead to malnutrition and other eating disorders.

How Mouthguards Can Prevent Injury

We can’t predict emergencies are going to happen, but we can help prevent them. We offer nights guards and sports guard to our patients of any age in order to prevent injury, damage, or wear and tear.

Sports mouthguards can help minimize the risk of sustaining an injury to your, or your children’s teeth, while you play sports. They typically cover your upper teeth and also help protect your lips tongue, jaw and cheeks. It can be worn while you play:

  • • Basketball
  • • Football
  • • Hockey
  • • Soccer
  • • Gymnastics
  • • Baseball
  • • Or even while mountain biking

Night mouthguards don’t necessarily protect you from injury seeing as you wear them while you’re sleeping, but they do help prevent wear and tear. If you have bad habits while you sleep like grinding your teeth or clenching, it can eventually wear down your teeth, cause potential crack or chips in crowns or veneers, and even cause facial pain or headaches. Many times, we’re not even aware we’re grinding or clenching, so night mouth guards can help keep your teeth in top shape.

Acrylic night guards can help patients with TMJ as well to help align the jaw and relieve soreness. It won’t affect breathing abilities as they’re quite similar to clear aligners. They’re custom-fitted for both your top and bottom teeth.

A Toronto Dental Practice You Can Trust

When it comes to your oral health, your needs are our top priority. We take a personalized approach so you can receive the highest quality of care possible and be 100% satisfied with your smile again. We get it – missing teeth can make you lose your confidence, but that’s why we’re here. Our dedicated and professional team here at our Dentistry On Wellington office understands the need and want for a healthier and happier smile, so we go above and beyond to ensure that’s exactly what you get. Our in-house dental prosthetist will clearly explain every step of the denture process for you so you’re provided with all the necessary information on whether or not full or partial dentures are for you. They look and feel completely natural and fit over your gums comfortably on both your upper or lower jaw for an improved appearance, enhanced bite, and a healthy facial structure.

We Look After Our Patients, No Matter What

Your oral health means a lot to us, so if there’s any way we can help you with a broken tooth, cracked or loose crown, bridge, or veneer, or alleviate TMJ discomfort, we will do our utmost to ensure you’re comfortable and well looked after. Our office stays open late Monday to Wednesday, and we’re also open on Saturdays by appointment only.