Dental emergencies like knocked-out teeth or cracked teeth can happen at any time. They also need to be taken care of as soon as possible. If you have an dental emergency, call us at 604-635-1695 ext 1 as soon as possible if you’re having dental emergencies White Rock, BC area to give you emergency dental care that you need. We are here to help.
How Do I Know If My Dental Problem Is An Emergency?
If you have a situation and you aren’t sure if it’s a dental emergency or not, you are not alone. Dr. Rogers and our dental team would much rather hear from you in these cases, so always feel free to call our dental office in White Rock/South Surrey. That said, here are some dental situations that are definitely emergencies:
- A tooth has come loose either through an accident or anything else
- A tooth has fallen out
- You have a deep cut on your tongue, inner cheek, or gums
- One or more teeth have cracked
- Parts of a tooth have broken off
- A tooth is suddenly giving you a terrible toothache
Can I Make An Emergency Dental Appointment?
If you are experiencing any of the above, or if you have a problem not listed but it worries you, call White Rock Dental Clinic at 604-635-1695 ext 1 as soon as possible. There are a limited number of dental emergency appointments during our business hours. If at all possible, you will be seen the same day that you call. Even if Dr. Rogers cannot fix the problem entirely, he can at least help you to be comfortable until a specialist can see you.
What Should I Do Before My Emergency Appointment?
What to do before you arrive for your dental emergency appointment depends on the nature of your emergency.
- If you are bleeding, use direct pressure with sterile gauze to stop it. Visit an emergency room if you cannot stop the bleeding.
- If you are in pain, you can take pain relievers but do not take any aspirin. Aspirin thins the blood and makes any bleeding worse. (Even if you are not bleeding now, your emergency might require oral surgery.)
- If a tooth is loose, do your best to leave it alone. Don’t eat anything, and don’t play with it using your tongue.
- If a tooth has come out, or a piece has broken off, put it in a small container with enough water or milk to cover it completely. Bring it to your appointment.
Is There Any Way To Prepare For Dental Emergencies?
For the most part, emergencies happen when you are unprepared. That said, you can create a dental emergency kit that will come in handy during any dental emergency. Collect the following and put them in a small box everyone in your family knows is for dental emergencies:
- Sterile gauze
- A small bottle of clean water
- A tiny, sealable container
- Non-aspirin pain relievers
- The address and phone number of our dental office
If you think you have a dental emergency, call us today at 604-635-1695 ext 1 for an emergency appointment. New patients can always receive a free initial consultation. The free consultation is your chance to meet with Dr. Rogers and his team for a brief visual exam and evaluation. This initial visit will not include X-rays, diagnostic tests, or a teeth cleaning, but we can take care of those things at your next appointment.