What is a Dental Emergency?

Nothing bites more than tooth pain. However, it’s important to know the difference between an annoying ache, and a dental emergency. Discomfort can vary from person to person, but you should never feel the need to live in pain. You can feel confident knowing Erinwood Dental is only a call away should an emergency present itself!

Trauma To The Teeth


If you’re experiencing a chipped or broken tooth, it’s important to call our practice immediately. Broken teeth can almost always be saved, but will need to be evaluated by our team. Depending on severity, some teeth can be fixed with a simple white filling, while more complicated cases may require a root canal. If your teeth were broken due to impact, it’s important to rinse your mouth as quickly as possible to get rid of any debris that may be lingering! 


If you have a tooth that is knocked out, it’s important to act quickly, typically within 30 minutes. The longer you wait, the more at risk you will be for losing the tooth. Make sure the tooth is clean before trying to put it back in place. If you are unable to put it in yourself, place the tooth in cold milk and call us immediately. 


When Does It Become An Emergency?


While some problems require immediate attention, others can be coached through on the spot to help aid your situation. If you’re experiencing a toothache, call our practice and tell us your symptons. Over the counter pain medicine, and a warm cloth compresses can act as temporary relief until your next appointment. If you feel something is stuck in your teeth, gently try to remove the object with dental floss. Never try to poke it out with a sharp or foreign object, as it can cut your gums and scratch your teeth! For patients with a badly bitten tongue or lip, press gauze against the area to stop the bleeding. If bleeding persists, you should be assessed by an ER doctor. 


Contact Us For Your Dental Emergency In Mississauga 

Erinwood Dental has two locations in Mississauga. If you have any questions, never hesitate to reach out to Dr. Patel and our dedicated staff. We know the importance of preventative care and are always here to support your needs! You can reach the Dundas office at 289-804-0709 or our Eglinton office at 289-216-0365. If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, contact us right away!