OMG! I have a dental Emergency.

Since one of our services includes emergency dentistry, we know the hardest thing about having a dental emergency can be getting an appointment quickly. At Sequoia Dental Guelph we have have flexible schedules to accommodate emergency appointments for patients in distress. Depending on the severity of your case, you may be instructed to come in immediately or booked later in the day. Dr. Khambay will always try to get you in the same day to help alleviate the  pain.

When do you know you need emergency dentistry?

Here are some common situations that qualify as emergency dental situations.

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Tooth damage
  • Tissue bleeding
  • A knocked-out tooth as a result of a facial injury or accident
  • A loose tooth or one that is out of alignment
  • A chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth (this usually means that there’s been some damage to the inside of the tooth as well)
  • Tissue injury and facial pain

As a general rule of thumb it is a good idea to consult Dr. Khambay for pain management of if you have persistent pain.

What to do in a dental emergency?

If per chance you cannot get to a dentist right away, there are certain things you can do to protect your smile as you wait for treatment.

Knocked out teeth: Avoid touching the roots and keep the tooth clean and hydrated in a saline solution or glass of milk. This will reduce the chances of you having to replace your original tooth with a false one.

Food or objects stuck between your teeth: Try to remove any unwanted particles with floss or mouthwash. To avoid injuring your soft tissues, never use a sharp object around your gums.

Cracked or damaged fillings: You will feel extreme dental pain, but in some cases, you may be able to reattach the restoration temporarily using dental adhesive and may be able to calm the pain with over the counter medications like Orajel.

Call The Dentist

Once you figure out what the problem is, give Sequoia Dental Guelph a call and set up an appointment to come in for an exam and treatment. Try to explain as thoroughly as possible what happened and what you think the damage is. Our Team can guide you on your next steps. Following their instructions can help them better prepare for your visit and know which dental emergency procedures they’ll need to perform.