Do you have a toothache? Broken dentures?
Dental emergencies result from multiple causes. They can occur suddenly, such as toothaches, post-operatory complications or as a result of trauma. We understand that pain sometimes causes fear or stress and our team is there to reassure you and to listen without judgement. Do not wait, call us!
Broken tooth, cracked or fallen dental filling: If there is no pain, a regular appointment will be sufficient to repair the tooth.
Tooth displaced or avulsed due to trauma: Call immediately for an emergency appointment to allow us to reposition the tooth, while taking care to keep the avulsed tooth in water, if that is the case.
Toothache: When a cavity progresses, the pain intensifies. If it is not treated by a dentist, a tooth infection may occur and lead to dental abscess. We can sometimes also observe swelling in the face.
Broken prosthesis: Book an appointment, our denturologist can do a repair the same day if possible.
Wisdom teeth: Their growth may be painful at times. A panoramic x-ray allows to verify their location. Their misalignment may be the cause to multiple issues.
Throbbing tooth: Begin by checking if there is food residues stuck between the teeth. It may be your gum that is irritated. Rinse your mouth with water and floss your teeth. Never apply –analgesics on your gums. It will
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How to prevent a dental emergency?
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Sharp pain may be a sign of infection. During your appointment, we will take an X-ray and will be able to tell you the nature of your pain. Sometimes in the case of infection, an antibiotic prescription is necessary before any treatment. This emergency visit helps determine the time needed for the required intervention depending on the situation.
How can I avoid a dental emergency?
Prevention is key. Proper daily oral hygiene, regular cleanings with the dental hygienist, and routine check-ups with the dentist are necessary to maintain good oral health. You should also avoid eating too many sticky, sugary or acidic foods. To avoid damage from playing sports, it is strongly recommended that you wear a mouth guard.
Following the directives of the government and the Order of Dentists of Québec, starting March 16th 2020 until May 1st 2020, all non-urgent appointments whether for elective treatments or for preventive oral care (such as examinations and cleanings) must be postponed to a later date. We will therefore be open EXCLUSIVELY FOR EMERGENCIES for patients with acute pain, infection or trauma requiring immediate care.
If you require urgent treatment and do not have flu like symptoms, such as cough and fever, that you and any close family members have not traveled recently, you can contact us at 514-768-1131. Our opening hours for dental emergencies will be monday to thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Thank you for your collaboration. These directives will be revaluated periodically in light of the current situation.
Your team at the Clinique Dentaire Mathew