If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our Oakville dental office immediately at (905) 827-0301 or (905) 827-6102.

Here are a few guidelines you can follow to ensure that you get the right treatment in the event of a dental emergency. Our Oakville dentist, Dr. Amit Chaudhry, understand the importance of dental emergencies, and are here to assist whenever you're in need.

Dental Emergency Oakville

The following cases require emergency dental care and here is what you should do in the meantime:

  • Lost teeth can sometimes be replaced. Place the lost tooth in its socket or in a glass of milk and get to the dentist within 30 minutes to give the dentist a better chance of re-implanting it.
  • If you break or chip a tooth, save the chip. Your dentist may be able to use it to repair your tooth.
  • Do not remove broken brace wires yourself. Leave that job to your dentist.

The following cases, although not urgent, do require attention:

  • Swelling and pain, which could be signs of an infection
  • Loose teeth and bleeding gums, which may be signs of disease
  • Lost fillings
  • Early loss of primary teeth in children, which may require a spacer

How to reduce the chance of a dental emergency:

Being proactive is the best way to avoid dental emergencies. For example, if you are regularly active in sports, consider getting a mouthguard since sports often avoid a lot of physical contact. Another important prevention method is to be careful when eating certain foods. This includes not only foods that are hard (which can cause cracked teeth) but also foods that are sugary, since these can lead to decay and make your teeth more vulnerable.

Getting routine check-ups at our Oakville dental office can also help identify any loose fillings or any signs of infection or decay, both of which are risk factors for a dental emergency. Routine check-ups coupled with regular dental hygiene practices is very effective at reducing the chance of a dental emergency.

If you have any emergency dental symptoms, please contact our Oakville dentist office immediately at (905) 827-0301 or (905) 827-6102. Early detection is the best way to prevent small problems from becoming big ones.

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