No one expects a broken tooth, lost crown, or painful toothache to throw off their day, but let us tell you, this happens more often than you might think! When a dental emergency occurs, the best thing you can do is reach out for help as soon as you can, and for people in North York, they only need to call Dentistry in Motion. Our team will help you get control of the situation over the phone, and if necessary, we’ll schedule an appointment to see you right away. With us, we’ll never make you wait to get the relief you need.
Dental emergencies tend to come in one of two unpleasant varieties. Either they develop in the blink of an eye, such as with a traumatic accident, or they take months to develop, like with a severe toothache. Our team is able to handle both, but if you’re unable to come see us right away, the following tips will help you get some temporary relief:
Rinse and floss around the tooth at first. Sometimes, a toothache can be the result of something being stuck in-between the teeth. If the pain persists, however, it’s okay to take an OTC medicine, and applying a cold compress to the face can help as well.
Start by rinsing the mouth with warm water, and then try to find any pieces of the tooth that you can, placing them in a safe container. Don’t chew with the remaining tooth, and if it has a rough edge, you can cover it either with a piece of sugarless gum or some dental wax.
We can secure a fully dislodged tooth back into place, but only an hour or so after the initial accident. Call us immediately, recover the tooth, give it a quick rinse, and see if you can place it back into its socket. If not, store the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater until we can see you.
While not always an emergency, it’s best to have a tooth repaired right away if a restoration falls off to prevent any further damage. Try to place it back onto the tooth, and avoid chewing with it until we’re able to see you.
As with any dental problem, prevention is always the smartest way to go. The following will drastically lower your chances of experiencing a dental emergency:
There is no set cost for emergency dentistry, as every patient’s situation and needs are unique. One might just require a small filling, while another may have to have a few teeth removed and replaced. Our treatment recommendations will be based on what will get a patient out of pain the fastest and is needed to repair any damage. If cost is a concern, we accept many different insurance plans, and flexible financing is easy to sign up for as well.