Emergency Dentistry Procedures
Why choose us for your dental care?
Emergency Dentist in St. Thomas, ON
We’ll help you alleviate pain in your mouth right away!
At anytime you may experience pain in your mouth. We are here to ensure that you do not endure hours of excruciating pain. Give us a call to book a short notice appointment and learn more about how we can help you alleviate pain between now and your appointment.
- Friendly and understanding staff
- Short notice emergency appointments available
- We treat a full range of dental emergencies.
Common Dental Emergencies:
- Dislodged Tooth
- Tooth Breakage or Chipping
- Filling or Crown Loss
- Gum or Teeth Bleeding
- Severe Braces Discomfort
When you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to follow the correct steps right away to avoid the risk of permanent damage to your bite and smile.
Missing or Dislodged Tooth
A missing or dislodged tooth can be a scary time but in some cases it’s fixable and we’re here to help you manage the pain. The best thing to do if your tooth has been knocked out or dislodged is to place it back in the socket until you can visit your dentist. Make sure to rinse your mouth, washing away blood and other harmful particles. If you cannot fit the tooth back into the socket, store it in warm milk, saline, or your own saliva. When handling the tooth, take it by the crown and not the root. Visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.
Fractured or Broken Tooth
After rinsing your broken tooth with warm water, apply ice to your cheek on the affected side to reduce swelling and sensitivity. Over the counter pain medication may be used to control the pain or discomfort. Visit your dentist as soon as possible. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the break but your dentist will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan to get your smile back in no time!
Managing Tooth Pain at Home
Minor discomfort and tooth pain can sometimes be remedied at home and may be the result of foreign particles that have been stuck between teeth or gums. It is best to rinse your mouth thoroughly and avoid placing pain medication right on the affected area. If the pain persists, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will fit you in as soon as we can!
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.