When Dental Emergencies Happen in Scarborough

Your Dentist in Scarborough Is Ready To Help

It’s important to have a proper action plan prepared should a dental emergency happen. If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Riken Patel, your dentist in Scarborough, is ready to help. We welcome your call if you have any concerns or need immediate help.  

Here are a few tips to handle some common emergencies:

First, call us immediately. The pain of a toothache can be sharp and piercing, or more generalized and throbbing – usually due to tooth decay. Pain will likely become worse instead of better. For temporary relief, hold a warm cloth against the affected cheek. If the area around the tooth is swollen, you can also use a cool compress intermittently. 

Chipped Or Broken Tooth
The best way to manage tooth fractures is to prevent them. For any sport where there’s risk of contact with another player, or any surface, everyone should wear a professionally fitted mouthguard. If a tooth does get chipped or broken, use warm water to rinse off as much dirt as possible. Broken teeth can almost always be saved so call us and explain what happened.  

Knocked Out Tooth
Bite on some gauze or a clean cloth to stop bleeding. For a permanent tooth, gently rinse it, remove the gauze, and try to place the tooth back in its socket within 10 minutes. If that’s not possible, submerge the tooth in milk – in both cases you must come to us immediately! As time lapses, chances to save the tooth reduce quickly.  

In all dental emergencies, it is crucial that you get to your family dentist in Scarborough as quickly as possible. We can evaluate the extent of the injury and make any necessary repairs quickly and safely.

We’re your go-to dentist in Scarborough for any dental emergency. 

With yours in dental health,
Dr. Riken Patel