Emergency & Urgent Care
When you need immediate attention, Total Health Dental Care is there! Give us a call day or night – most dental emergencies seem to occur after-hours.
We don’t our patients to be in pain. Our team of dentists and specialists will examined, diagnose and stabilize your condition, and then determine the best course of action for your immediate wellbeing. If necessary, we offer oral or IV sedation so you’ll feel comfortable from start to finish. Some of the most common dental emergencies are:
Pain in and around the jaw
Chips, cracks or broken teeth
Lost or broken implants, dentures or bridges
Lost or loose fillings, onlays, crowns or veneers
Emergency Home Care
For most dental emergencies (e.g. toothaches, loose or lost fillings and crowns) you should gently brush and rinse with warm salt water immediately. For temporary pain relief, ibuprofen is recommended. Call Total Health Dental Care as soon as possible to diagnose and repair the problem.
For a knocked-out permanent tooth, recover the tooth making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Do not rinse or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water or just keep it in the side of your cheek. Time is essential – Contact us or see a dentist immediately!
In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief and go immediately to an emergency room.