YOUR EMERGENCY DENTIST, HAMILTON, ONTARIO

We understand how difficult it is to find an emergency dentist in Hamilton when you absolutely need one the most. This is why we offer convenient emergency dental care services both during and after our regular business hours. We're always here for you whether.

Our Hamilton Dental Office Can Efficiently Treat Your Dental Emergency

Wondering what constitutes as a dental emergency in Hamilton, Ontario? Our Hamilton dentists qualify dental emergencies as anything that is causing you pain, or is threatening the healthy state of your teeth. We also encourage patients of all ages to visit our emergency dentist as soon as possible as to not cause permanent tooth damage, or needlessly suffer. If you're not sure what to do, give our dental team a call and we'll happily answer any of your questions and guide you through which steps you should take next to ensure you receive the top emergency care possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

HAVING A TOOTH OR CROWN KNOCKED OUT

Natural or replacement teeth that are knocked out or that become loose after an accidental impact should be dealt with in a timely manner. We suggest following these steps:

  • Handle the tooth by the crown versus the roots
  • Rinse the missing tooth beneath gently flowing water to wash away any debris
  • If possible, place the tooth/crown carefully and gently back into the socket to prevent the roots from drying out. It’s important that it doesn’t dry out.
  • Alternately, place the tooth in a small container, fill with milk until it is submerged, and bring it with you to our dental office
  • Place a clean cloth or gauze in the socket and press down gently to control bleeding

HAVING A BROKEN TOOTH

Tooth fractures are a common emergency. You should complete the following if you have fractured any of your teeth:

  • Rinse your mouth out with clean water
  • Place a cold compress against the fractured tooth to help reduce swelling of the gums
  • Place any chipped or broken pieces of tooth in a small container of milk and bring with you to our Hamilton emergency dentist

It’s a good idea to call us even if you think a fracture is minimal. More serious fractures may result in the loss of teeth if not treated.

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HAVING AN INFECTED TOOTH

More often than not, pain is caused by an infected tooth. Symptoms include:

  • Dull pain that may become quickly severe
  • Swelling of the gums or soft tissue around the affected tooth
  • Low-grade fever
  • Bleeding gums around the affected tooth
  • Pus or "pimples" on the gums

Severely infected teeth may need further treatment than just antibiotic therapy, and it’s a good idea to catch it early. Pain doesn’t always have an obvious source so let our dental Hamilton team help you uncover the problem behind that pain.

HAVING A SOFT TISSUE INJURY

Lacerations inside the mouth or the gums are considered soft tissue injuries. The tissue inside your mouth contains a large network of tiny blood vessels called capillaries so your mouth will bleed quite a bit. Follow these dental care tips before making your way to our emergency dental office:

  • Rinse your mouth out with clean water
  • Gently apply a clean cloth or gauze to the injury site and apply pressure to control bleeding
  • Control pain and swelling with a cold compress

Even if your teeth aren’t involved in the injury, give us a call and we’ll determine whether our dental office or the local emergency room is better suited to treat your dental emergency.

Speak To Our Emergency Dentist Today

Call us at 905-545-4833 and we'll squeeze you into our schedules as soon as possible so you can receive quick and efficient treatment in our comfortable dental office. We don't want your dental health to be compromised. We have some of the quickest, gentlest and most professional emergency dentists Hamilton has to offer who have your best interests at heart. Call our office to book an appointment for one of our services today. Call at 905-545-4833 or email us at info@centurystonedental.com