Have a dental emergency in North Burnaby? Our dentists at Northgate Dental Centre will help correct your smile and treat any damage.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you’ll find reliable emergency dental services in North Burnaby at our office. We understand that it’s impossible to anticipate accidents, but rest assured that when a dental emergency happens, we will try to get you in as soon as possible to see a dentist.
This type of dental emergency commonly occurs due to a fall, sports injury or other trauma.
You can experience a small, medium or large chip in your tooth due to excessive teeth grinding, trauma, a cavity or if you bite down on something too hard.
See your dentist as soon as possible. If a piece of the tooth has come off, save it if you can. If there is any bleeding, apply a piece of gauze or a soft, clean cloth to the area until the bleeding stops (usually about 10 minutes). Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip in the affected area to keep any swelling down and to relieve pain.
A toothache is characterized by dull or sharp pain. Common causes of toothaches include tooth decay, an abscess, gum disease, damaged fillings or sealants, and sometimes improper oral hygiene.
See your dentist as soon as possible. Rinse your mouth out thoroughly with warm water, and if you can, use dental floss to gently remove any lodged food. If you experience swelling, put a cold compress on the outside of your cheek or mouth in the affected area.
Dental crowns and filling may become dislodged. There are a few reasons this might happen, including trauma, poor maintenance of your dental work, or simply wear and tear over time.
See your dentist as soon as possible. If you have lost a filling, you can temporarily place a piece of sugarless chewing gum, or some over-the-counter dental cement into the cavity.If a crown falls off, bring the crown with you if possible. If you can't get to the dentist immediately, use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of clove oil to the sensitive area. If possible, place the crown back over the tooth. To keep it in place, coat the exposed surface of the tooth with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place.
Don't see your exact problem in this list? If you are experiencing pain or distress of any kind, we still encourage you to call us at (604) 421-8809. We are here for you.
In any of the listed instances, it is absolutely essential that you see your dentist at Northgate Dental Centre as soon as possible.
A matter of 30 minutes can ultimately mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
The team at Northgate Dental Centre is looking forward to meeting you!