Bloor West Village dentistry

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  • Convenient Appointments
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When we started bloorwestSmiles in West Toronto we set high standards for our general dentistry practice and we believe we have achieved them.

Toronto Dental Emergency Help

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Bloor West Smiles: Your Dental Emergency Solution.

As highly experienced emergency dental practitioners, Bloor West Smiles understands that dental issues can arise at any time and could require urgent professional attention. This is why we're committed to offering the best in emergency dental care to our patients in Bloor West Village, Etobicoke and West Toronto.

RECEIVING EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3:

1) Call our office immediately at 416-766-2853
2) Request an emergency dental appointment for that same day.
3) You will be treated the same day to alleviate your discomfort.

Note: For after-hours assistance, our answering machine will give you further directions. For emergencies or urgent care, appointments are best made by calling the office (preferably in the morning) or coming in person.

bloorwestSmiles - YOUR BLOOR WEST FAMILY DENTIST Since 1993

DENTAL INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED

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The best treatment for a dental emergency is to prevent it. Here at Bloor West Smiles, we are proud of the low rate of toothaches from our patients on record. With thorough and careful examinations , we can detect problems before they become painful. But sometimes physical injuries occur. The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to protect the mouth. Children should wear mouth guards for all sports including football, rollerblading, basketball, soccer, etc. Most mouth guards are made of plastic and cover the upper teeth. Not only do mouth guards protect your teeth but they also protect lips, gums, and cheeks.

TYPES OF DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Toothaches

If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.

Chipped or broken teeth

Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there's bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain.

Knocked-out tooth

Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth temporarily back in place before seeing us. Make sure it's facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. The tooth being surrounded by natural tissues improves the chance of saving the tooth. Knocked out teeth with the highest chance of being saved are those returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out. If it's not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available). In all cases, seek dental care immediately!

Objects caught between teeth

First, try using dental floss to gently and carefully remove the object. You may tie one or two small knots in the floss to help remove the debris. Never use a pin or other sharp object to poke at the stuck object. These instruments can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface.

Lost filling

As a temporary measure, stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity (sugar-filled gum will cause pain).

Lost crown

If the crown falls off, make an appointment to see us as soon as possible and bring the crown with you.

Broken orthodontic brackets or wires

If a wire breaks or sticks out of a bracket or band and is poking your cheek, tongue or gum, try using the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a more comfortable position. If you can't reposition the wire, cover the end with orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, or piece of gauze until you can get to our office. Never cut the wire, as you could end up swallowing it or breathing it into your lungs.

Loose brackets and bands

Temporarily re-attach loose braces with a small piece of orthodontic wax. Alternatively, place wax over the braces to provide a cushion. If the problem is a loose band, save it and call us immediately to have it re-cemented or replaced.

Abscess

Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. Because of the serious oral health and general health problems that can result from an abscess, see us immediately, especially if you discover a pimple-like swelling on your gum that usually is painful. In the meantime, to ease the pain, rinse your mouth with a mild salt water solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day. Apply ice to the swollen area right away.

Bleeding or pain after extractions

Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. Clots usually form within one hour if you follow your dentist's post-op instructions. Place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure by biting on the gauze. Wet a tea bag and place it on the extraction site and bite on it. Avoid rinsing, drinking or eating for at least one hour following the extraction. After 24 hours rinse the area with warm salt water (1/2 tsp. salt in 8 oz of water) after eating to keep the site clean. Avoid sucking, spitting, and smoking.

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Tel: 416-766-2853

2 Jane Street
Suite 505
Toronto,Ontario
M6S 4W3

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10AM - 8PM
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Bloor West Smiles will assist you in Emergency Dental Situations - Serving Toronto, Toronto West, Bloor West, Etobicoke, South Kingsway, High Park, South Etobicoke and the Greater Toronto Area - call us at 416-766-2853.