Dental Emergencies

dental emergencies

Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

Sometimes accidents happen that involves the teeth or the jaw. Here is what you should do immediately if any of these dental emergencies occur:

FRACTURED JAW:

A broken or dislocated jaw requires prompt medical attention because of the risk of breathing problems or bleeding. Call your local emergency number (such as 911) or local hospital for further advice.
Temporarily bandaging the jaw (around the top of the head) to prevent it from moving may help reduce pain.

TOOTH KNOCKED OUT:

Knocked-out tooth? Quick action can help you save your tooth! In order for the tooth to take root again, it is crucial for the tooth to be put back in its socket within 10 minutes. If that is not possible, put the loose tooth in a container filled with milk and come call to see us immediately. The chances of the tooth taking root again after 2 hours is poor.

BROKEN, CHIPPED OR LOOSENED TOOTH:

Depending on the severity of the damage, some solutions are available. A small break may be fixed using some white filling. A crown is another possibility for a chipped tooth. If the injury is serious, a root canal may be required. The important thing is to call us for an appointment, even if not in pain.

ABSCESS OR TOOTHACHE:

Put an ice pack over the sore area to ease the pain. Call to book an appointment to see Dr. Jaleel. She will take a look at your teeth to determine the source of the ache.

LOST FILLING:

Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short period of time. Once the gum is in place, see Dr. Jaleel as soon as possible.

If you have any questions on what to do when a dental emergency occurs, contact us today!

Phone: 613-829-6868

2194 Carling Avenue, Unit 1

Ottawa, ON K2A 1H3