Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies in Ottawa

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Elderly woman at dentist with a cavityIf you’re looking for an emergency dentist in the Ottawa or Gatineau area, Capital Dentistry is here to help you as soon as possible. With emergency dental services that provide treatment for most dental emergencies, including chipped, loose or broken teeth, broken crowns or fillings, toothaches and infections, Capital Dentistry is the number one choice for quick and efficient care.

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime. If you think you’re having a dental emergency, contact a dentist. Regardless of how the dental emergency was caused, time is of the essence during an emergency so it’s important to contact an emergency dentist immediately, for service within 24 hours.

Whatever the situation may be, dental emergencies, however inconvenient, need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Capital Dentistry will help take care of your dental emergency and prevent one from happening again in the future.

Types of Dental Emergencies

  • Loose teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Broken crowns
  • Broken fillings

  • Toothache
  • Extreme sensitivity

  • Infection

  • Broken metal braces

  • Infection
  • Abscess
  • Injury to the gums, tongue, or other soft tissue

How to Care for a Dental Emergency at Home

Rinsing your mouth, applying cold compresses, taking Ibuprofen, and/or applying pressure to the area if it’s bleeding, are just some of the measures you can take, depending on your condition, before seeing a dentist as soon as possible.

Pain management is a priority when it comes to dental emergencies and there are a few steps you can take to potentially reduce pain before seeing a dentist.

If one or more of your teeth is loose and risks falling out, try keeping it in place with some gauze or placing it under your tongue. Placing it under your tongue helps keep the cells alive by keeping it in the same environment it’s used to. If it falls out, you can help preserve it by putting it in some milk. The key takeaway is to ensure the tooth is kept moist at all times and a dentist is seen within 24 hours.

Treatments for Dental Emergencies

Whatever dental emergency you’re experiencing, rest assured that our dentists will treat you with the most appropriate treatment plan. Capital Dentistry’s dentists will also help manage the pain you’re feeling as efficiently and effectively as possible.