Dental Emergencies

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649 Notre-Dame Street, Unit 101, Embrun, Ontario KOA 1W1

Dental Emergencies in Embrun

With any type of dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is put it off. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the higher the risk of permanent damage or expensive treatments down the road.

Embrun and local area residents can be rest assured that, when you have a dental emergency, you can contact us and we will arrange an emergency appointment for you. We can usually have you come in on the same day. We will make sure we provide suitable treatment to relieve any pain as soon as we can, and have you feeling more comfortable during your initial appointment. Once the problem causing your dental emergency is identified, we can plan for further treatment to correct it.

Listed below are a few common dental emergencies, and some advice on how to deal with them until you can get in to see us. Talk to our friendly dental team and we can advise you on how best to cope until you come in for your emergency dental appointment.

Common Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them


Call our dental office and explain your symptoms. If the pain is severe, you can take an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat can sometime make things worse instead of better.

Badly Bitten Lip or Tongue

If there is bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is cut using a clean cloth. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to an Emergency hospital right away.

Knocked Out Tooth

If the knocked-out tooth is an adult (or permanent) tooth, we may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within 10 minutes, it has a better chance at being saved. After 2 hours, the chance for success is decreased.

If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cream. Come to our dental office right away.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call our Embrun dental office so that we can arrange emergency dental care for you as soon as possible. If it is a small break, we may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious and you are in pain, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown (also called a cap).

Something Stuck Between Teeth

First, try using dental floss, very gently and carefully, to remove the object. After flossing, roll it up in a tiny ball and put it in the garbage. Never flush floss down the toilet. Never poke between your teeth with a pin or similar sharp, pointy object; it can cut your gums or scratch the tooth surface. If you cannot get the object out, call us for an appointment.

Lost Filling

Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short period of time. Contact us as soon as possible to arrange treatment.