We Fix All Types Of Dental Emergencies In Barrie
A toothache is a symptom that is often caused by inflammation around the tooth and even within the root canal system. Causes of tooth pain include tooth decay, tooth abscess, tooth fracture, loose or damaged filling, gum disease and even grinding or clenching. Pain in the tooth could be jolting, shooting, dull, intermittent or occasional. Severe tooth infections can cause swelling, pus drainage or fever and can be life threatening in certain cases. A thorough emergency exam is in order in this case, to determine the exact cause of the pain. Antibiotics, pain killers or anti-inflammatory pills may be prescribed to address infection and inflammation. Emergency extraction, drainage of pus, or temporary filling may occur until major treatment can be performed. If you are having tooth pain, please reach out to us on our chat function on our website and a team member will contact you to advise.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth qualifies as a dental emergency because it requires urgent care. A knocked out tooth can actually be saved and restored if located right away, rinsed gently and placed carefully back in place, followed by a dentist visit right after. If it cannot be placed back into the socket it can be stored in milk or saliva while on route to an emergency dentist or emergency room at the hospital. If the tooth is missing, bridgework or a dental implant may be possible solutions to fill the gap. Our office does accept walk-in dental emergencies if you have a knocked out tooth.
Cracked, Chipped or Loose Tooth
Loose teeth, cracked teeth or chipped teeth can be treated up to 12 hours after the accident has occurred and can wait until the next day. In these instances it is easier to schedule an appointment to visit a dental clinic. As always, our priority is to try and save your natural teeth, and a professional dental office will be better equipped to do so than an emergency room. If pieces of your tooth have fallen out try to locate them and save them because your dentist may be able to restore your tooth.
Displaced or Fractured Tooth
A displaced tooth or a tooth that is severely fractured needs immediate treatment. In this case a visit to an emergency dental office is recommended over an emergency room because dental clinics have the right tools and equipment to better treat the problem and can offer more solutions. An xray will definitely have to be taken in order to properly assess the condition and restorability of the fractured tooth. In some cases an emergency extraction may be required if the broken tooth cannot be saved.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies vary in their urgency with some needing immediate treatment, such as an emergency root canal, while others are not as time sensitive. Sometimes an examination is needed to determine the cause of the problem, but sharp and severe tooth pain is one indication that you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
If you experience other symptoms like unstoppable bleeding, chest pain and dizziness, shortness of breath or if you pass out you should seek immediate treatment at an emergency room in a hospital because these symptoms are potentially life threatening. Other dental emergencies may not be so serious but still can have a lasting impact on your smile, requiring urgent dental treatment like root canals, extractions or oral surgery. Simcoe Family Dentistry is your Emergency Dental Clinic in Barrie, offering same day emergency appointments as well as walk-in dental treatment.
Planning for the Future
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Preventative dentistry measures begin with a visit to the dentist, so contact us for an appointment and let us take care of your smile.