Emergency Dental Services in Burlington
If you get a dental injury to your teeth or gums it may result in a serious dental emergency. In instances when you get a toothache, break a crown, chip or knocked out a tooth, lose a dental filling, noticed an abscess on your gums – do not ignore it. Call our office to schedule your dental emergency.
In some instances, ignoring your dental injury can increase the risk of permanent damage to your teeth and in some cases lead to more extensive treatment. This can result in a dental treatment costing you more, but more importantly, it can lead to more complicated treatment and unnecessary toothache.
If you had an emergency dental injury in Burlington, contact our office we can help.
Our emergency dental services:
If you get a toothache you will need to see a dentist. Our Burlington dentist office, Lakefront Family Dental can help. In the meantime, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. You can use dental floss to remove any lodged food between your teeth. If your gums or mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to your check. Do not apply Advil, aspirin or other painkilling medication on your gums near the aching tooth, because this may cause a burn to your gum tissue. It is OK to take painkilling medication as usual to numb the pain.
Objects caught between teeth
Start by using dental floss to attempt to carefully remove the obstructing object. If you are unable to remove it, call our dental office to schedule your visit. Avoid using a sharp object such as pins to poke or help remove the obstruction, as these items can cut your gums and scratch tooth surfaces.
Lost or broken crown
If your dental crown falls off, schedule an emergency dental appointment with our office and bring your fallen crown with you. Even if the crown broke off, bring it to your dentist appointment. Do not use super glue!
Lost dental filling
Old or worn out dental fillings may sometimes fall out, leaving gaps or sharp edges. See our dentist as soon as possible to avoid food particles getting stuck or a tooth to break and deteriorate any further.
Chipped and broken teeth
Rinse the mouth with warm water; rinse any broken pieces and save it. Bring it with you for your dentist appointment. If you bleeding, use a piece of gauze to stop it and apply for at least 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. You can use an ice pack to apply on your cheep or lip near the broken tooth to relieve pain and keep the swelling down. See our dentist as soon as possible if you chipped or broken your tooth.
Knocked out tooth
Retrieve your knocked out tooth, rinse off the tooth with warm water. Avoid scrubbing it and do not remove any tissue fragments. Place your tooth in a small container of milk or salted water to protect the tooth. Schedule your dental emergency appointment as soon as possible.
Extruded (partially displaced) tooth
If will need to see our dentist right away. Until you reach our office, use an icepack to relieve pain, apply it to the outside of the cheek in the affected area. Take an over-the-counter pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol, if needed until you get extruded tooth looked at.
Broken braces and wires
If you orthodontic wire or a retainer brake and is poking your cheek, gums or tongue, push the wire into a more comfortable position. Do not cut the wire, as you may accidentally swallow it. Schedule your emergency dental appointment with us or your orthodontics office for a quick fix.
Abscesses are dental infections that occur near the tooth root or between the teeth and gums. Abscesses may cause damage to the gum tissue and surrounding teeth. The infection can also spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. If you notice a painful pimple-like swelling on gums. Check our office hours here and schedule your appointment to see our dentist, and in the meantime to help with your pain try this solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water). Rinse several times a day. Learn about other issues such as gum disease.
Sometimes injuries occur to soft tissues such as cheeks, tongue, gums and lips. Those injuries usually result in bleeding, so to control that bleeding follow these steps:
Rinse your mouth with a warm salt water solution. Use a piece of clean gauze to apply pressure to the bleeding area. Hold in place for 15-20 minutes. Use an icepack to apply on your cheek to help with pain and to reduce swelling. If bleeding doesn't stop, stop by our office or go to a hospital emergency room. Continue to apply pressure with gauze until you are treated.
If you still have questions about your dental care, dental emergencies or other questions related to your teeth, gums and mouth - please call our office to schedule your visit with our emergency dental clinic in Burlington.