Emergency Dentist – Brampton, ON
Severe Dental Pain? Give Us a Call!
No one ever expects their day to be affected by a dental emergency, but as dentistry professionals, let us tell you that it happens more often than you might think! Whether because of a painful toothache or broken crown, many people in Brampton find themselves in need of immediate dental care. Fortunately, the way to get urgent dental care is nice and simple: call Salvaggio Dentistry. We’re able to handle any emergency in-house, and we can even schedule same-day appointments for serious cases so patients can get the urgent care they need without the wait.
Why Choose Salvaggio Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-day appointments available for emergency patients
- Team of 3 highly-trained dentists in one location
- Extended hours mean we’re always here when you need us
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Needless to say, dental emergencies can be extremely stressful, and taking the right actions at the right time can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth. When you give us a call, we’ll walk you through first-aid tips you can use in the time before you’re able to see us. To make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected, here are a few ways to get control during some of the most common dental emergencies:
Clean around the tooth to remove anything that might be stuck, like a piece of food, and take an OTC medication. A cold compress against the face can help provide temporary pain relief and reduce swelling as well.
Chipped/ Broken Tooth
Gently rinse the mouth with warm water and try to recover any large pieces of the tooth you can find. Put them in a save container until we can see you. If the remaining tooth has a jagged edge, make sure it’s covered either with some sugarless gum or a dab of dental wax (which you’ll find at your local pharmacy).
Time is of the essence in this situation, as we can only replant a tooth about an hour after it has been dislodged. So, give us a call immediately, find the tooth, and do everything you can to keep it moist until you can make it to our office. You can put it back into its socket, store it in the cheek, or put it in a container of milk or water. This will keep the tooth alive so we can reattach it!
Try to recover the restoration, give it a quick rinse, and see if you can put it back onto the tooth. Won’t stay in place? Use some toothpaste to help. If it still falls out, cover the tooth with either some sugarless gum or dental wax. Avoid chewing with it until we can see you.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Every time you participate in a sport, make sure you wear a protective mouthguard.
- Avoid chewing on hard items like ice, popcorn kernels, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
- Don’t use your teeth to open stubborn packaging—grab the scissors instead!
- Maintain consistent oral hygiene to keep your teeth strong and resistant to breakage.
- Attend regular dental appointments so a small problem won’t turn into an emergency down the line.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and treating them is extremely varied as well. A minor toothache might just need a small filling, while another patient may require a root canal and a crown to fully address their problem. Our main goals will be to get you out of pain so we can repair any damage right away. If you’re ever in need of urgent care, we’ll quickly go over your treatment options so there are never any unpleasant surprises at checkout.
Emergency Dentistry FAQ’s
At Salvaggio Dentistry, we want to ensure that our patients have the information that they need if a dental emergency occurs. Because emergencies can never be completely prevented, it’s vital to your health that you’re prepared. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental emergencies. Keep reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Brampton.
What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?
Pain and discomfort can be relatively common, so how do you know when you have a real dental emergency? You may have a dental emergency if you notice signs like:
- Intense pain
- Loose or broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Sores or abscesses that won’t go away
- Loose crowns or fillings
Most dental emergencies come from two different categories: infection caused by poor oral hygiene or sudden trauma to the face or mouth. At Salvaggio Dentistry, we are ready to treat both with expert care!
When Should I Go to the Hospital VS Dentist?
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency that is life-threatening, you should go to the hospital. Problems like uncontrollable swelling that affects your breathing, deep cuts, jaw fractures, jaw dislocations, and serious abscess or infection require an immediate visit to the ER. For any other dental emergency that has to do with your dental structure, or infection that isn’t affecting your breathing, you can visit our office for expert dental treatment.
When is a Root Canal Necessary?
One of the most common treatments for toothaches is a root canal. When the inner, more sensitive portion of your tooth becomes decayed or infected, it can cause serious pain because of the sensitive nerves inside of your tooth. Our dentist in Brampton can perform root canals to remove this infected tissue, which gets you out of pain and protects your tooth in the future.
Is it Important to Receive Emergency Dental Treatment Immediately?
Yes! Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental emergencies will only get worse. Additionally, for those with damaged or knocked-out teeth, the sooner you come in for treatment, the more likely we are able to save your tooth. Plus, most dental emergencies have serious pain associated with them, which is why it’s never a good idea to prolong treatment. Give our office a call and our helpful team will set up your appointment as soon as possible.
Will My Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
Because there are so many different insurance plans as well as various dental emergencies, it’s difficult to estimate coverage. Treatments for dental emergencies can greatly vary because of all of the different problems that can occur, so it’s possible that your plan covers some parts and not others. For example, most insurance plans cover the majority of minor restorations like dental fillings, while they also cover smaller portions of major restorations like tooth replacement. Our friendly and helpful team can file your insurance claims to maximize your plan’s benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket costs.