Dental Emergency

What is a Dental Emergency?

No one ever plans to have a dental emergency, but unfortunately they happen. Here at Beacon Hill Dental Centre we can help you right away. Our trained team is able to triage and advise on the best way to handle your emergency. If we determine that you need to come in for a visit we will do our best to fit you in to get the treatment and care you need.

Why should you seek treatment for a Dental Emergency?

When you call us please be prepared to answer the following questions: 
  1. Bleeding, swelling, abscess or fever?
  2. Pain on a scale of 1-10 (1-being occasional pain and 10- being the worst pain ever experienced). Can it be relieved with over-the-counter medications?
  3. Location or source of pain (Example: last tooth on bottom jaw).
  4. What makes the pain worse/better? (sweets, cold or hot liquids).
  5. Does it wake you up at night?

What are Some Common Types of Dental Emergencies?

A true dental emergency can fit into one of the following, but, can also be something not listed below:
  • Significant swelling, infection or abscess
  • Trauma to the mouth or teeth
  • Prolonged Bleeding 
  • Can not be treated with over-the-counter medications 
  Other less serious emergencies can be
  • Wisdom teeth ache/pain
  • Severe sensitivity
  • Loose or lost crown or filling
  • Inflamed gum tissue
  • Broken orthodontic bracket

Emergency Appointments

Please let us know the nature of your emergency so we can help you, the more information we have the better we are able to help you. We will bring you in to have an emergency exam and possibly an x-ray if needed, then discuss your treatment options. We are extremely lucky to be able to triage and treat most dental emergencies within a short period of time, we take this ability seriously and do what we can to get you back on track as soon as possible.  If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need to come into our office, request an appointment or call us today!

Please let us know the nature of your emergency so we can help you, the more information we have the better we are able to help you.

We will bring you in to have an emergency exam and possibly an x-ray if needed, then discuss your treatment options. We are extremely lucky to be able to triage and treat most dental emergencies within a short period of time, we take this ability seriously and do what we can to get you back on track as soon as possible. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need to come into our office, request an appointment or call us today!