Chatham-Kent Dental Emergencies

Chatham-Kent Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Dental injuries such as a broken tooth can be very frightening. We’re here to help with emergency dental care. If you are a current patient located in Chatham-Kent, we can usually see you on the same day that you call about your emergency. If you suffer an emergency call us right away.

There are some things you can do at home to alleviate pain while you are waiting to come see us. If you lose or break a tooth you can increase the chances of the tooth being successfully re-implanted in your mouth by placing the tooth back in its socket. If this isn’t possible wrap the tooth in cool, wet paper towels or put it in a glass of milk and bring it with you.

If you break a crown, bridge, or filling, remove all the broken pieces from your mouth so they don’t become a choking hazard. The injured area may be very sensitive to hot or cold so be careful eating and drinking.

If you suffer a dental emergency, contact us right away to make an emergency appointment.

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

Good oral care

This is the best way to avoid cavities and gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Floss daily, before bed. There is nothing more powerful than these two actions you can take – and they cost very little.

Use your teeth only for eating and avoid very hard foods

Your teeth aren’t there to snap off plastic tags from clothes or rip open plastic packages. Using your teeth for these types of activities can chip or break them, and that’s when bacteria enters the tooth and creates decay. Even chewing on ice, toffee, or hard bread crusts can cause a tooth to crack. You are especially vulnerable to breaking a tooth if you have large fillings in your teeth.