Dental Emergencies

Sometimes dental problems can arise that require immediate treatment. That's why it's always a relief to know that at Convent Glen Dental Centre, we will accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible.

What to do in a dental emergency:

Toothache/Broken tooth/Swelling & Pain

Clean around the sore tooth by rinsing with warm, salt water to displace any trapped food between the teeth. Try Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin to alleviate the pain for a few hours but do not place aspirin on the tooth or gums. Keep hot and cold liquids away from the sore tooth. Applying a cold compress against your cheek will help with pain and swelling. Sharp edges can be removed with a nail file or by applying wax or chewing gum.

Knocked Out Tooth

Baby teeth cannot be put back in place. If the adult tooth looks clean, try and put it back in its place. Rinse the tooth by holding it by crown end and not the root end. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, then carry it in a cup of cold water or milk and get to a dentist as soon as possible. If an adult tooth is reinserted within 10-20 minutes, there is a greater chance that it will take root again.