Same-Day Emergency Dental Care
Yes, we welcome dental emergencies in our Grimsby dental office!
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our Grimsby dental office so that we may accommodate you. Rest assured that your symptoms will be addressed and acute discomfort will be relieved during your emergency visit.
Here are the top three dental emergencies and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms:
What to do If you have a toothache
- Rinse the mouth out with warm water to clean it out.
- Gently use dental floss or an inter-dental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth.
- Advil can sometimes be effective in comforting pain but never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.
- If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place Oil of Cloves on a small cotton pellet and place it on the site to relieve pain
An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth.
What to do if you have a chipped or broken tooth
- Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the broken tooth.
- Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
- Avoid eating anything hard, crunchy or sticky.
What to do if you have a knocked-out tooth
- Retrieve the tooth and rinse the root of the tooth with milk, but DO NOT scrub off any attached tissue.
- If the tooth will easily (without being forced) go back into the socket, hold it in place with light pressure, and make sure the tooth is facing the right way.
- If the tooth will not go back into the socket, you can store it in milk or a saline solution until you can get to the dentist.
- DO NOT put the tooth in disinfectants, bleach, or fruit juice.
- In all cases, call our dental emergency hot-line as quickly as possible 289-235-9292.
Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within one hour of being knocked out.
The most important thing to do in the case of an emergency is to immediately contact your dentist.