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Emergency Dental Services

Experiencing a dental emergency in Ottawa? Call our team at Ottawa Downtown Dentist as soon as possible. We are here to help.

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time.

At Ottawa Downtown Dentist, we understand the importance of accessing dental care as soon as possible. During our regular business hours, we will do everything we can to accommodate your dental emergency.

Unsure if you are experiencing a dental emergency? Here are common dental emergencies that our dentists should treat right away. Call our dental clinic so we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.

  • Lost Crowns

    Crowns are built to last, but they can occasionally fall off your tooth prematurely. If this happens to you, don't panic. Call our office right away for an appointment. 

    In the meantime, find your crown, rinse it gently with warm water, and place it in a container to bring to your appointment. In many situations, we can reattach your existing crown and save you the money and time of having a new one created. 

    Ideally, you should receive dental care the day your crown falls out, but we understand this isn't always possible. If your uncovered tooth is causing you pain, get some temporary dental cement or wax from a pharmacy to cover your tooth until your appointment. This will help protect your tooth until you can visit our office. 

  • Lost Fillings

    If a filling falls out of your tooth, call us to make an appointment as soon as possible. Don't delay getting a replacement filling as your tooth is susceptible to additional decay due to the exposed hole. 

    Keep the area clean and avoid chewing on the affected side until you get the filling replaced.

  • Chipped or Broken Teeth

    Have a broken or chipped tooth? Try to find the missing tooth, put it in a clean container and bring it to your appointment. Your dentist can potentially reattach it. Whether the piece is found or not, phone our office right away to have it repaired.

  • Knocked-Out Teeth

    If you can find your knocked-out tooth, pick it up gently by the crown (not the roots), rinse it, and re-insert it into your tooth socket by gently biting down once it is in its place.

    If you cannot re-insert the youth, try to keep it moist by putting it in a glass of milk or water. 

    Take an over-the-counter pain medication. If you are bleeding, do not take aspirin. Apply a cold compress against your cheek where your tooth has been fractured. This will help reduce your pain and swelling.

    Call us as soon as possible. The sooner you can be treated after a tooth has been knocked out, the better the chance your dentist will have of saving it. 

  • Severe Swelling, Pain or Discomfort

    Are you experiencing moderate to severe swelling, pain, or discomfort in or around your mouth? 

    Call us as soon as possible and follow these steps to alleviate pain in the meantime:

    1. Apply a cold compress to your cheek on the area where you are feeling pain. 

    2. Take an over-the-counter pain medication. 

    3. Use salt water to flush the area that is in pain. This may help remove any debris that could be causing the toothache. 

    Please note if the swelling is impacting your ability to breathe you should seek immediate medical attention at a hospital. 

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