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Not all serious injuries to your face and mouth can be treated by doctors at the hospital. When you receive a dental injury, only a qualified dentist should treat them. At King Town Dental, Dr. Nejatali and her team are prepared for walk-in dental emergencies of all kinds including swelling, abscesses, or teeth that have been cracked or knocked out.
You should always have our contact information at your disposal in case of an emergency to see if we are open. Please remember that if our office is closed, or you are far away from Courtice or Oshawa, you must visit the hospital emergency room. It is very important to avoid ibuprofen, such as Aspirin, to deal with dental emergency pain because it is an anticoagulant, which increases blood flow. Use Acetaminophen, like Tylenol, instead.
If you are experiencing sudden, severe discomfort that is accompanied by swelling, there may be an infection in your mouth. Please visit us as soon as you can. If we detect that an infection is present, Dr. Nejatali will likely prescribe antibiotics right away before attempting to perform root canal therapy or other restorative procedures.
If an abscess is present, a localized pus formation might be seen at the root end of the tooth. If the condition is acute and there is an infection present, your dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics prior to attempting any further treatment.
Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth is knocked out, control the bleeding by applying direct pressure with a cold compress. Recover the tooth that has been knocked out (without touching the root) and very gently place it back in the socket. It is possible to re-implant the tooth within 30 minutes of being knocked out. If you are uncomfortable with this, or if you see debris on the root surface, place your tooth in a glass of cold milk and bring it to your dental office immediately.
A facial fracture is an injury that results in broken bones to the face.
Immediately go to the emergency room at your nearest hospital.