Although we are based at Downsview and Yorkdale area, we accept emergency dental treatments from all areas of North York and Toronto.
Our aim is to see every patient promptly, often with the same day appointments if required. Our wide range of services and convenient location will give you the freedom to select the care you want when you want it.
What are the dental emergencies and how can we help you to deal with them ?
Dental emergencies are situations that require immediate attention from a dentist to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, or save a tooth. Common dental emergencies include:
Toothache: Severe or persistent tooth pain can be caused by various issues like cavities, infections, or gum disease.
Chipped or Broken Tooth: Trauma or biting into hard objects can lead to a cracked or broken tooth, which may be painful and expose the nerve.
Knocked-Out Tooth: This requires immediate care to have the best chance of saving the tooth.
Loose or Lost Filling/Crown: When a filling or crown comes out, it can leave the tooth vulnerable to damage or sensitivity.
Abscess: A dental abscess is a pocket of pus usually caused by a bacterial infection. It’s a painful condition and should be treated promptly.
In all cases, it’s crucial to contact us as soon as possible for professional evaluation and treatment. Dental emergencies should not be ignored, as they can worsen over time and lead to more severe issues.
Our highly trained dentist at DentalX Dental Clinic, will assess and treat dental emergencies with the goal of relieving pain, preventing further damage, and saving teeth whenever possible. The specific treatment for a dental emergency can vary depending on the nature of the problem.
Here’s how we typically treat some common dental emergencies at our Downsview- Yorkdale area location:
Toothache:We will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause of the toothache.X-rays may be taken to identify issues like cavities, infections, or gum disease.Treatment may involve filling cavities, performing a root canal, or addressing gum issues.
Chipped or Broken Tooth:We will assess the extent of damage to the tooth.Treatment can involve smoothing rough edges, bonding the tooth with resin, or placing a crown for more extensive damage.In severe cases, a root canal may be necessary.
Knocked-Out Tooth:We will try to re-implant the knocked-out tooth into its socket. Stabilization techniques may be used to secure the tooth in place.Follow-up care may include a root canal or other treatments to improve the tooth’s chances of survival.
Loose or Lost Filling/Crown:We will examine the tooth and assess the need for a new filling or crown.A new filling or crown will be placed to restore the tooth’s function and appearance.
Abscess:We will diagnose the abscess and determine the extent of the infection.Treatment may involve draining the abscess, root canal therapy, or extraction of the affected tooth.Antibiotics may be prescribed to manage the infection.
Root Canal Treatment:
A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat a severely infected or damaged tooth, typically to save it from extraction. Here’s an overview:
Diagnosis: We will assess your tooth and may take X-rays to determine the extent of infection or damage.
Local Anesthesia: The tooth and surrounding area are numbed to ensure you don’t feel pain during the procedure. Access Opening: The dentist creates an opening in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp (the innermost part of the tooth).
Cleaning and Shaping: The infected or damaged pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, disinfected, and shaped to prepare for filling.
Filling: The cleaned space is filled with a biocompatible material, usually gutta-percha, to seal the root canals.
Sealing: The access opening in the crown is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.
Restoration: In many cases, a tooth that has undergone a root canal will need a crown to provide strength and protect it from further damage.
Root canal treatment is generally a highly successful procedure that can save a tooth and relieve pain. If you have a dental emergency or suspect you need a root canal, it’s essential to contact us for immediate evaluation and treatment.
In all cases, We always prioritize your comfort and safety. We use local anesthesia to numb the affected area and ensure that you do not experience pain during the procedure. Depending on the situation, follow-up appointments may be required for additional treatment or monitoring.
Preventing dental emergencies is also essential. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding habits like nail-biting or chewing on hard objects, and using mouthguards in sports to protect your teeth. Regular dental check-ups can help identify and address potential issues before they become emergencies.
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