Dental Emergencies

Redwood Dental Centre - Thunder Bay

Dental Emergencies in Thunder Bay

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us directly.

We leave room in our daily schedule for dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are often very painful and almost always get worse without treatment. We understand that dental emergencies can suddenly occur and require immediate attention. We’re here to offer you support and treatment that will provide immediate relief.

Same day emergency dental appointments are typically available. We will always do our very best, especially when you need it the most. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us directly so we can help you as soon as possible.

What to do in the event of a dental emergency

Dental Emergencies can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know how to handle the situation. That’s why Redwood Dental is here to guide you through some of the dental emergencies that may arise. The most important step is saving our phone number so that you know who to call in the event of an emergency.

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Having a toothache can be the worst. That gnawing pain can drive even the toughest of people into a state of tears and frustration. Toothaches typically occur when a cavity is too close to a nerve. To take the edge off of some of your immediate pain, consider taking a pain reliever, like Tylenol or Advil, and apply a cold compress to the area.

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Knocked-Out Teeth

If you knocked out a tooth, SAVE IT! Speed matters. If you’re trying to save a lost tooth – quickly reinsert (without forcing!) the tooth into its socket, or save the tooth in a cup of milk. Then immediately head over to Redwood Dental and we will work quickly and carefully to restore your tooth.

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Broken Teeth

If you break a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to wash away any smaller fragments that could be lingering. If you are bleeding, hold a piece of gauze on the area until bleeding stops. You can use a cold compress to relieve some of the pain and swelling. Please come see us immediately and we will work quickly and effectively to restore your tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any dental problem that requires immediate attention to save a tooth, stop on-going tissue bleeding, or alleviate ongoing oral pain is considered a dental emergency. At Redwood, we understand how uncomfortable these situations can be and that’s why we leave room in our day to attend any dental emergency that might come about.

There are several ways to handle an emergency depending on the issue you are experiencing. It is best to immediately call the Redwood Dental team if you are experiencing a dental emergency and we will guide you through the steps to take before getting you over to our office as quickly as possible.

A pain reliever like Tylenol, Advil, or Aspirin can be taken to avoid dental pain. This shouldn’t be your only solution. Rather, a temporary solution before arriving at our office for a more permanent fix.

Yes! An abscess means there is an infection and if left unresolved it can become even worse and continue to spread causing a larger infection. If you are experiencing an abscess, please call us immediately.

You must contact your insurance provider to see if you are covered for dental emergencies.