What is an emergency dental service?
An emergency dental service could refer to a number of dental issues. This might mean something as simple as a sore tooth or facial pain, to more serious issues like a fractured tooth or broken tooth. Some of the common emergency dental services we regularly treat at Oakville Place Dental include:
- Sore teeth
- Swollen gums/face
- Jaw pain
- Fractured/Broken tooth
- Loose crown or filling
If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible. Timely service is crucial when it comes to essentially every dental emergency. If you are currently experiencing dental emergency, please contact us immediately at (905) 842-6030.
Why is timely attention so important?
Timely attention from a skilled dentist can be the difference maker in the success of your emergency dental care. For common emergencies like loose crowns or lost fillings, it’s important for you to seek professional attention as soon as possible so that we can minimize any damage or irritation to the remaining tooth structure.
Fractured/Broken tooth emergencies
For more serious emergencies, like a tooth fracture, early professional attention might be the difference between a simple restoration, and a more involved procedure like an implant. This is due to the delicate inner structure of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is the living tissue found in the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels and is responsible for keeping your tooth alive. If a fracture is not treated quickly, the dental pulp may become infected, requiring a root canal, or even an extraction of the remaining tooth structure.
Emergency care at Oakville Place Dental
At Oakville Place Dental, our accommodating staff will do everything possible to ensure that we treat your dental emergency in a timely manner.
If you experience a dental emergency, you should call us as soon as possible in the morning. By contacting us first thing, there is a good chance we will be able to fit you in that day. For patient convenience, our office is open from 8AM to 9PM Monday through Thursday. We are also open at 8AM on Friday and Saturday, on a shorter schedule.
Aside from our kind and talented staff, at Oakville Place Dental we are also proud to be able to provide patients with service using some of the best technology available. We have an in house CEREC machine, for example, which allows us to provide patients with inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers in just one visit. Without this machine, as with many other dental clinics, you would be required to make two visits to complete the same restoration.
At Oakville Place Dental, any emergency you have can be treated quickly, comfortably, and cost effectively. For more information on our other services, please visit our general dentistry page, and to book an appointment, please visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.