Lost a tooth? Have a toothache? Swelling of the face or gums? Maybe your crown fell out and you cannot get it to stay in and you are looking for the closest dental clinic in Downtown Toronto neighborhood providing same day emergency dentistry. Are these emergencies? How do you know?
You can call Fort York Dental at (647) 346-8888 or (647) 343-8300 and we can assess your situation and suggest whether it is an emergency or not. We offer urgent appointments if necessary or within 24 hours.
An emergency is something that cannot wait. It needs to be taken care of immediately. For example, if you have and accident and one or more of your teeth are knocked out we can successfully reattach it at our Toronto Fort York Dentist office if you bring it in as soon as possible. The best thing to do is to rinse it off and then place it back in your mouth where it was and hold it there by biting down if possible. If that does not work, place the tooth in a cup of milk or salt water and call us. The tooth can usually be reconnected successfully if we can get to it within a few hours.
In general, a toothache is not considered an emergency unless it is a severe toothache accompanied by swelling, fever, or some kind of discharge. A tooth that hurts when chewing or when drinking or eating cold or hot foods is most likely a cavity or tooth decay. Try rinsing your mouth out with warm water and you should call us as soon as you get a chance.
Abscess and Cellulitis
Toothaches from tooth decay can cause an abscess (infection) if it goes untreated for too long. What may have started out as a simple toothache can end up being a serious life-threatening infection. If the tooth becomes abscessed you will have severe pain, swelling, bad taste in your mouth, bad breath, and you may even get a fever and feel sick. If this goes untreated it can result in cellulitis, which is an infection in the skin that can become very serious as well. It can also spread to the bloodstream and cause sepsis, which is a life threatening blood infection. Call Fort York Dentist clinic as your dental provider in Toronto immediately for treatment.
Broken or Lost Crown
If your crown falls out you can call us and set a same day appointment . If you cannot get an appointment right away and the tooth hurts, you can use dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive to place the crown back on the tooth. It is important that you do not use any other kind of glue that could be poisonous and make you sick. Also, be sure not to use superglue because that can damage the tooth and the crown.
A Final Note
No matter whether it is an emergency or not, you can call Fort York Dentist office in Toronto and make an appointment to see the dentist. We have the latest technology and accept all kinds of insurance and payment plans. Give us a call at (647) 346-8888 or (647) 343-8300 today.
Be Prepared For Anything
You never know when an accident is going to happen, but if you are prepared for what could happen it may help you save a smile. Maybe you think you will never lose or crack a tooth no matter what, but what if someone else does? You can help them to save their smile.
Fort York Dentist has some tips on what to do when an accident happens:
- If a tooth falls out for any reason and it is a permanent tooth (not a baby tooth) you should make sure it does not become dry. If you cannot place the tooth back where it was without handling the roots, put it between your check and gums or even a glass of milk. And then call Toronto Fort York Dentist as soon as possible
- If you crack your tooth you should wash out your mouth with water and then place a cold pack on your face to keep it from swelling.
- For a bitten lip or tongue you should clean it with water and place a cold pack on it.
- If you have a toothache you should rinse out your mouth with warm water and try using some dental floss to remove anything between the teeth. Call the Fort York Dentist and set an appointment.
- Have something stuck in your teeth? Try to loosen it with dental floss. Don’t use anything sharp like a toothpick because you could damage your gums. Rinse your mouth with water and if you cannot get it out you should call us.
The best thing to do for an accident is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
With these simple tips you can prevent an injury before it happens:
- When you play sports or any other activity that may damage your teeth, use a mouth guard. You can get one from our clinic in Toronto.
- Do NOT chew on anything hard such as ice, popcorn kernels, and candy.
- Do NOT use your teeth to cut anything.