Emergency Dentistry Toronto
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Why Choose Us?
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:
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.
Broken Crown, Bridge, Filling, Or Veneer
Sensitivity To Heat Or Cold
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:
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
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.