While you hope that it never happens, there may be a time when you need emergency dentistry in Toronto.
When most people think of emergencies, they think of the type of injuries that would send them to the hospital emergency room. However, there are a lot of dental injuries that are also emergencies and require immediate medical care. These cannot be treated at a hospital—they need to be treated at a dental clinic that provides emergency dentistry in Toronto or your area.
Most people don’t know what constitutes a dental emergency or where they can go when one occurs. This is why it’s important to know about emergency dental services in Etobicoke, so that when an injury does happen, you can get the immediate attention you need.
Princeview Dental is an established emergency dental clinic that has been a fixture of The Kingsway area in Etobicoke for over 20 years. We provide dental emergency services in Etobicoke for all manners of dental injuries and conditions. Dental emergencies don’t occur Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., which is why Princeview Dental provides 24/7 emergency dental services in Etobicoke, along with an overnight service when we are not available.
Types of Dental Emergencies
There are many types of dental emergencies that may need immediate attention. Here are some dental emergencies that Princeview Dental treats and what you should do when they occur.
- Toothaches/Teeth Pain: Toothaches can be a sign of serious infection. If you are experiencing sudden, unexplainable tooth pain, you should place a cold compress on your cheek and seek medical attention.
- Chipped/Broken Teeth: The sooner broken teeth are treated, the more likely it is they can be saved. Collect any pieces of your broken tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water, and use a cold compress on your cheek/jaw, then seek out an emergency dentist in Toronto or your area.
- Knocked-Out Tooth: If your tooth is knocked out, it’s important to have it treated as quickly as possible to increase the chances of successful treatment and avoid infection. It’s important to save the tooth, holding it by its crown and even gently rinsing it. If you can gently place it back in its socket, an emergency dentist may be able to save it. If you place it back in your mouth put it in milk and get to an emergency dentist right away.
- Objects Caught in Teeth: Objects stuck in your teeth can end up causing serious damage if they are not treated promptly. If you cannot remove these objects using dental floss, then you need to see an emergency dentist.
- Lost Filling: Losing a filling can lead to infections and more serious problems. This should be treated by an emergency dental clinic at your convenience.
- Lost Crown: Lost crowns need to be reattached. Save your crown and see an emergency dentist at your earliest convenience.
- Broken Brackets/Wires: Broken brackets and wires can not only cause cuts inside of your mouth, but they can also possibly be swallowed or inhaled, causing serious damage. Try to push wires into a more comfortable position and place wax over sharp tips, then immediately go to a dental emergency clinic.
- Loose Brackets/Brands: Loose brackets need to be replaced. Save the brand and see an emergency dentist.
- Abscess: Abscesses can lead to severe tooth and gum damage if left untreated. This is a medical emergency that needs to be treated right away.
- Tooth/Gum Infection: If an infection is not treated promptly, it quickly becomes severe; this leads to significant health implications. A tooth or gum infection can be just as severe as an infected wound or gut infection.
- Bleeding/Pain Following Extractions: While a little bleeding is normal after an extraction, more severe bleeding can be a sign of a bigger problem. See an emergency dentist to rule out anything serious.
Urgent vs. Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies require immediate medical care while others may be able to be treated the next day or at a scheduled appointment.
Urgent Dental Emergencies
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Severe pain in tooth or gums
- Injured jaw
- Knocked-out teeth
- Painful swelling
- Broken braces
Call Princeview Dental for emergency dentists immediately if you experience any of the above problems.
Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Objects stuck between teeth
- Mild toothaches
- Broken retainers
- Lost crowns, fillings, or bridges
It is recommended that you see an emergency dentist in Etobicoke as soon as possible. However, it is usually not imperative that you see a dentist right away.
Contacting Our Emergency Dentists in Etobicoke & Toronto
If you need emergency dental services in Etobicoke, contact Princeview Dental for immediate care. Princeview Dental is an emergency dental clinic in Etobicoke that has been a fixture in the community for over 20 years.
With an after-hours line, our patients can call at any time when an injury occurs. No matter when a dental emergency occurs, call Princeview Dental and we will make every effort to accommodate you and have your dental emergency seen to as quickly as possible. We can offer same-day or next-day service for a variety of injuries, as well as provide important instructions for care to help lessen damage and improve your odds of recovery.