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What To Do If You Have An Emergency

everything you need to know about emergencies

What Is A Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are sudden and unexpected dental problems that require immediate treatment to relieve pain and prevent further damage. Some common examples of dental emergencies include broken or knocked-out teeth, severe toothaches, gum bleeding, and infections.


If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek prompt medical attention to minimize the risk of complications and permanent damage. In many cases, dental emergencies can be treated quickly and effectively by a dentist.

Common Dental Emergencies

If you have a broken or knocked-out tooth, it is important to retrieve the broken pieces of the tooth, if possible. You can rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help clean the area and relieve some pain. If an entire tooth is knocked out, place the tooth in a container of your own saliva or milk. If it is just a small piece or a crown, there is no need to place it in saliva or milk.


If you are experiencing a severe toothache, it is important to avoid chewing on the affected side of your mouth and to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. 


If you are experiencing an infection, it is important to avoid brushing or flossing the affected area, as this can make the infection worse.


For all of these emergencies, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause and severity of the emergency and to receive appropriate treatment, which may include many different modalities.

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What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency?

It is very important to deal with your emergency as soon as possible. Waiting excessive time to diagnose and treat the emergency will only lead to more expensive treatment and a worse overall prognosis.

Dr. Hawley and Dr. Saray check our email regularly after hours, if you are having an emergency, do not hesitate to send us an email at info@panoramadentalcare.ca or give us a call at 613-836-6060.

If you cannot get a hold of us, another option is to contact the Ottawa Dental Society Emergency Service at 613-523-4185 or https://ottawadentalsociety.org/dental-emergency/