When to Seek Emergency Dental Services

woman holding a model tooth. She is experiencing tooth pain

Having the proper knowledge to determine if you are in the midst of a dental emergency is extremely important. That way, you can take the proper steps to remediate it as quickly as possible.

Dental emergencies that go untreated lead to long-term effects. Warmstone has been there to help thousands of happy clients in the Ottawa region with all of their dental emergency needs. 

But what signs should you look out for to know if you need emergency dental work? We are so glad you asked. 

Dental Emergencies – What Do I Do?

It can be confusing trying to determine what constitutes a dental emergency. We’ve assembled this simple guide to highlight three major dental emergencies and the steps you should take to preserve your oral health. 

Knocked-Out Teeth

a tooth and a stethoscope. the stethoscope forms a heart around the toothAs soon as your tooth is dislodged from your mouth, it is extremely important to act quickly to not damage the root of your tooth any further and to prevent infection. 

First things first, when you accidentally dislodge a tooth you are going to collect the tooth if possible and run it under water to sanitize it. Then you will attempt to reinsert the tooth into your mouth. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of either water or milk to keep it moist during transport to our offices, where we will be happy to assist you. 

Here at Warmstone, we are prepared to help you with any dental emergency. 

Toothache Or Jaw Pain

Toothaches and jaw pain oftenman experiencing jaw pain appear very suddenly. If you begin to experience these symptoms, you should closely monitor them. If these pains reach a stage where it is no longer tolerable and is almost unbearable, this is when it is considered to be a dental emergency. 

It is highly unlikely that mouth pains will disappear on their own, however, it isn’t unheard of. If you notice you are experiencing pain in your teeth or jaw intermittently, there is a good chance it is because you suffer from something called TMJ. 

TMJ is typically caused by intense teeth grinding and causes a negative impact on the joints that connect your jaw and the rest of your skull. Alternatively, extreme jaw or tooth pain can also be caused by untreated cavities. 

If you are experiencing tooth aches or jaw pains, contact us at Warmstone today.

Infection Or An Abscess

a first said container and a decaying toothIf you have a tooth infection that goes untreated, it can cause something in your mouth called an abscess. An abscess is a pocket of puss caused by a bacterial infection. There are several symptoms of an abscess, including but not limited to the following:

  • Chewing sensitivity
  • Having trouble swallowing it even breathing
  • Your face or cheek begins to swell
  • Extreme sensitivity to foods or liquids that are too hot or too cold
  • Fever
  • A toothache that will not relent

If you believe you had an undiagnosed tooth infection that then caused an abscess, you should contact us at Warmstone immediately to be treated for your infection.

Warmstone – Ottawa Dental Emergency Professionals

Here at Warmstone, we are proud to provide industry leading dental services to our clients in the Ottawa region. 

We are dedicated to helping ease any pain or discomfort your dental emergency may be causing you, and address all of your needs in a calm and professional manner. 

Your oral health is imperative to your overall health. Don’t hesitate, contact us to get started today. 

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