Emergency Dentist in East London, Ontario
Emergency dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosing and treating dental problems that require immediate care. Dental emergencies can occur at any time and can be caused by various factors, such as tooth decay, trauma to the mouth, or gum disease.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Lost or knocked out tooth
- Lost or knocked out crown
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is essential to seek treatment as soon as possible. Ignoring a dental emergency can further damage the teeth and gums and may even require surgery.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office at (519) 451-4490. We are an emergency dentist in London, located at 613 Hamilton Road.
We are open Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
If your dental emergency happens outside of our business hours, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Deal With Dental Emergencies
If you are experiencing a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to remove any food or debris that may be causing the pain. If the pain persists, take ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever. You can also apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to help reduce the swelling. If the pain is severe, please contact our office or proceed to a medical facility.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
If you have chipped or cracked a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek. If you are bleeding, apply gauze to the area and bite down to help stop the bleeding. Please contact our office as soon as possible to determine the best course of treatment.
A dental abscess is a pocket of pus that forms around the root of a tooth. You may experience pain, swelling, and/or fever. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your face to help reduce the swelling. DO NOT attempt to drain the abscess yourself, as this could cause further damage. Contact our office as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the appropriate treatment.
Lost or Knocked Out Tooth
If you have lost a tooth or it has been knocked out, please contact our office immediately. Rinse the tooth with warm water and reinsert it into the socket. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk or water. Do NOT attempt to store it in your mouth. Please contact our office for further instructions.
Lost or Knocked Out Dental Crown
If your full or partial crown becomes loose and falls out, it is important to see a dentist right away. Keep the dental crown in a safe place and bring it with you to the appointment. If the dental crown is still in good condition, it may be possible to reattach it. If it is broken or lost, a new one will need to be made.
Why Choose Us
If you are looking for an emergency dentist near you, Fairmont Dental is here to help.
Our London dentists, Dr. Rifaan Lalji, Dr. Edward Pham, and Dr. Sophie Look-Achoy are highly trained and experienced in emergency dentistry.
We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, and we will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed.
We offer a wide range of dental services, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience anxiety or dental phobia.
We are proud to serve the London, Ontario community, and we are dedicated to providing our patients with quality, affordable dental care. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us at (519) 451-4490. We would be happy to help you get the care you need.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
How to identify a dental emergency?
If you have a toothache that lasts longer than two days or are experiencing pain when chewing, it is time to see the dentist. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, have lost a tooth, or have an abscess causing pain and swelling, you have a dental emergency.
Is a severe toothache considered a dental emergency?
A severe toothache is considered a dental emergency. If you have a toothache that lasts longer than two days or are experiencing pain when chewing, it is time to see the dentist.
Do you offer emergency dentistry for children?
Yes, we offer emergency dentistry for the whole family. If your child has a dental emergency, please contact our office at (519) 451-4490.
Do you offer after-hour emergency dental appointments?
We do not offer after-hours appointments; however, we are open evenings and weekends. We offer same-day emergency dentist appointments within our regular business hours. We do our best to answer emails after hours and book you an appointment to see one of our dentists as quickly as possible.
Is your emergency dental clinic open on Saturdays?
Yes, our clinic is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays.
Will my insurance pay for my emergency dental treatment?
Most dental insurance companies will cover emergency dental treatment. We recommend that you contact your insurance company before your appointment to determine what is covered under your plan.