SAME DAY & AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY
Acute toothache or inflammation
Complications or pain after filling or removing a tooth
Chipping of a filling or enamel
Injury: Loss or dislocated tooth
Dr. Gunitskiy knows how to quickly and efficiently provide assistance in the most difficult situations, at any time of the day.
EMERGENCY DENTISTRY TREATMENT
AT GUNITSKIY FAMILY DENTISTRY
Any pain, even the smallest one is unpleasant and can ruin one's day. Slight discomfort, which often worsens at night, or severe toothache may indicate a serious problem. Therefore, it is worth contacting your dentist as early as possible to schedule a check-up.
At Gunitskiy Family Dentistry we provide emergency dental care for:
Inflammation of the tissues or the root canal system
Complications and pain after filling and tooth extraction
Chipping of fillings or enamel
How do I get urgent dental care during business hours?
Call us as soon as possible and describe your complaint to our staff. Our staff are extensively trained and they know what steps need to be taken in order for you to receive emergency care.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Keep your mouth as clean as possible. If it is swollen, place a cold compress on your cheek. Take Tylenol or Advil for the pain if it’s safe to do so and never exceeding the stated maximum dosage. NEVER put aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the gum – this will actually cause burns. Then call the practice to book your emergency appointment.
Hold the tooth by the crown, not the root end, and try and rinse it clean, but don’t scrub it. Do not remove any attached fragments of tissue. If you can, try and put the tooth back in its place, ensuring it is facing the right way, and bite on a clean towel to hold it there. Doing this within five minutes means your tooth is 85% more likely to survive, compared to very few teeth that are stored dry and re-implanted after an hour. If you can’t put the tooth back in place, submerge it in a cup of milk.
Don’t attempt to put the tooth back in its socket, as this could risk damaging the permanent tooth underneath. Instead, try and stop the bleeding by applying gentle pressure with gauze or a cotton towel for around 10 minutes. Give your child children’s Tylenol or Advil for the pain, being careful to never exceed the stated maximum dosage, but never place aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the gums, as this can cause them to burn.
Give us a call and we will see you as soon as possible to decide on the best course of emergency action. This could include filing the tooth down so that it is smooth, rebuilding it with a filling material, or removing it. We’ll advise you on your options for tooth restoration if required.
If you can’t remove the object yourself using dental floss or an interdental brush, give us a call. Do not attempt to remove the object with anything sharp, like a pin, as you’ll risk hurting your gums or damaging the tooth enamel.
If a brace wire has come loose, try using the rubber end of a pencil to push it into a more comfortable position. If this isn’t possible, try covering the wire with dental wax, a small cotton ball or a piece of gauze until you can get to our practice. Never cut the wire, as you could end up swallowing or inhaling it.