To prevent dental emergencies, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, have regular dental checkups and cleanings, and wear a mouthguard when playing sports. Avoiding hard or sticky foods, using a night guard if you grind your teeth, and avoiding tobacco use can also help prevent dental emergencies.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency outside of regular office hours, you can contact us at (613) 927-0681. Our answering service will provide directions oh what to do and prompt you to leave a message. We will reach out to you ASAP to make sure you're given prompt attention.
The emergency room is not equipped to handle dental emergencies. While they may be able to provide some temporary relief from pain or minor treatment for facial trauma related to an accident, they will typically refer you to a local dentist for further care.
Yes. Although treating a dental emergency with home remedies such as hot/cold compresses or over-the-counter medications can be tempting, visiting an experienced professional is always recommended. An emergency dentist has the tools and expertise to properly diagnose and treat your condition without compromising long-term oral health.
A dental emergency is any severe pain or infection in the mouth, jaw, or teeth that require immediate attention. Examples of common dental emergencies include toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, lost fillings, trauma to the face or mouth, fractured jaw, abscesses (infections) in the gums or teeth, gum swelling and pain, and wisdom tooth issues. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to call your dentist immediately.