Many situations can cause pain and concern, and deserve prompt attention. At Centre de santé dentaire Candiac, we will be pleased to see you as soon as possible.
Here is a list of dental emergencies:
- Intolerable pain;
- Acute infection: abscess, intraoral or extraoral swelling;
- Oral trauma: dental fracture with pain, avulsed tooth (tooth expulsion), luxation (loose tooth), lacerated soft tissue, etc;
Significant or prolonged bleeding;
- Dental procedure requested by a specialist: e.g. for organ transplant, cancer treatment or surgery;
- Emergency biopsy of oral tissue suspected of being malignant;
- Assessment, treatment and follow-up of premalignant and malignant lesions;
- Endodontic treatment :
- Emergency endodontic treatment when pharmacological treatment has failed;
- Repair of a defective temporary filling that seals the tooth during endodontic treatment;
- Orthodontic treatment :
- Removal of active orthodontic appliances
- Removing or re-cementing partially dislodged braces;
- Procedure to maintain treatment stability and avoid retreatment;
- Prosthetic treatments :
- Any complete or partial, fixed or removable, temporary or permanent prosthesis which is defective or damaged, and which creates a functional problem or which causes pain;
- Any other situation deemed urgent by the professional.
What to do with my emergency:
Pain: take Advil and/or Tylenol and consult your dentist.
Avulsed tooth: keep the tooth in milk and consult your dentist as soon as possible for reimplantation. Take Advil or Tylenol to control pain.
Swelling of the cheeks or face: you need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible, as an antibiotic prescription will be required.
Tooth broken by trauma: see the dentist as soon as possible for an assessment, whether you’re in pain or not.