Sometimes, no matter how careful we are, accidents happen and a dental emergency arises. Finding an emergency dentist London Ontario suddenly becomes a top priority. However, not all dentists provide emergency care.
When you’re in pain you don’t feel up to wasting time searching for a London Ontario dentist who can see you right away. West Five Family Dental is open six days a week and offers an emergency care line during off hours. Our on call dentist will respond within minutes which means help is just one call away. Here’s a look at common dental emergencies our highly trained and experienced dentists treat at West Five Family Dental:
● Knocked out tooth
● Objects lodged in the mouth or gums
● Toothache caused by unknown injury
● Broken or cracked tooth
● Any emergency with severe dental pain
In the event that you can’t get to the dentist right away, it’s good to know what to do during a dental emergency. For a knocked out tooth, try placing the tooth back in its socket or between the cheek and gums. If you can’t keep the tooth in your mouth, soak it in milk or head to a pharmacy or big box store for a tooth preservation kit.
Rinsing your mouth with warm water and placing a cold compress on your face can reduce pain and swelling with a cracked tooth, and rinsing also helps with a toothache. If an object is stuck in your gums or between your teeth, do not attempt to dislodge it on your own.
The first step in a dental emergency should always be a phone call to an emergency dentist. Most emergencies require immediate expert care that shouldn’t be delayed. We want West Five Family Dental to be the London Ontario dentist you always rely on for emergency dental care and all of your dental needs. If you have an emergency, contact our office by phone immediately.