Emergency Dentist In Hamilton And Stoney Creek
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Whether you have toothache, chipped or broken tooth, knocked out tooth, badly bitten lip or tongue, something stuck between teeth, or lost a filling, Dentistry on Queenston is your dental emergency clinic to help you access fast emergency care and pain relief when you need it. We are open six days a week. As your emergency dentist serving Hamilton and Stoney Creek, our commitment is to see you as quickly as possible on the day of the emergency.
When you have a dental emergency, please stay calm and call our office in Hamilton at (905) 561-7310. The sooner you call us and visit us, the easier it is to prevent damage to your tooth and avoid expensive treatment later.
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Our dentists in Hamilton will take measures to relieve you of your dental pain and start you on road to proper oral health. After that, we can concentrate on restoring your smile through friendly family dental services.
Common Dental Emergencies And How To Handle Them
There is no widely accepted definition of what constitutes a dental emergency. Dental emergency is used to describe an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that needs to be fixed or treated by a qualified dental professional. A dental emergency does not always involve pain. Pain can originate from the tooth, surrounding tissues or can have the sensation of originating in the teeth but be caused by another independent source. A qualified dentist can determine the likely cause of the issue and treat it.
Dental emergencies can range from bacterial/fungal/viral infections to a fractured tooth or dental restoration. Each situation requires an individual response and unique treatment. Fractures can occur anywhere on the tooth or to the surrounding bone. Previous fillings falling out or fracturing can also be considered a dental emergency as these can affect aesthetics, eating and pronunciation and should be addressed quickly. All dental emergencies should be treated under the supervision or guidance of a dental health professional with the primary goal of preserving the teeth where possible.
Here is a list of common dental emergencies:
Chipped or Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth
Badly Bitten Lip or Tongue
Swollen Gum and/or Face
Breaking or falling off of a crown, bridge, veneer, implant etc.
Something stuck between teeth
As per the Canadian Dental Association, here are some common dental emergencies and guidance on how to handle them:
It can be general pain or serious toothache or sensitivity to hot or cold. The pain may be from dental work done in the past. The pain should not be ignored although it may be bearable or lasts a short time. First call your dentist. Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible. Then ease the pain. Take an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse instead of better.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
Teeth may be broken or chipped or knocked out due to falling, blows to face for different reasons including playing sports and accidents. Broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call your dentist and explain what happened. He or she will see you right away. If it's a small break, your dentist may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown.
Knocked Out Tooth
If the knocked-out tooth is an adult or permanent tooth, your dentist may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within 10 minutes, it has a fair chance of taking root again. After 2 hours, the chances are poor. If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place or socket. If this is not possible, or if there is a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk. Go to your dentist, or the nearest dentist right away. If you get help within ten minutes, there is a fair chance that the tooth will take root again.
Badly Bitten Lip Or Tongue
If there is bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth to do this. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to Emergency at a hospital right away.
Something Stuck Between Teeth
First, try using dental floss, very gently and carefully, to remove the object. Never poke between your teeth with a pin or similar sharp, pointy object; it can cut your gums or scratch tooth surface. If you can't get the object out, see your dentist.
Fillings may come out or get fractured.
Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short time period. See a dentist as soon as possible.
It’s never a good time for a dental emergency. The Ontario Dental Association recommends that there are ways to avoid injury to your teeth and gums during this time: avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth; chew hard foods, such as nuts and peanut brittle, slowly; do not use your teeth to open or cut any type of hard shell; and avoid using your teeth as scissors on tape, packaging or ribbon.
Accidents do happen and being prepared for an emergency can mean the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth. Dentistry on Queenston accepts dental emergencies six days a week proudly serving Hamilton and Stoney Creek area. We don't want you or anyone else to suffer from toothache or any other type of dental emergency. If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency please call our dental office in Hamilton at (905) 561-7310 or complete the online form or just walk in during the hours listed at the bottom of this page. Our dentists will be glad to help and accommodate you in a timely manner.