Emergencies

Emergency Dentist In Abbotsford, B.C. - Montrose Dental Centre 

Steps to take when you have a dental emergency:

1. Call our office during business hours at 604.853.5677 and we will make every attempt to see you as soon as possible.

2. If our office is closed, please call the office and the voice message will inform you of the on-call number for Dr. Francisco or another dentist on-call at that time.   


 

Types of dental emergency


Avulsed tooth (tooth knocked out)

If a tooth has been knocked clean out of the mouth, it is essential to see a dentist immediately.  When a tooth exits the mouth, tissues, nerves, and blood vessels become damaged.  If the tooth can be placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a chance the tissues will grow to support the tooth once again.

Here are some steps to take:

  1. Call our office.
  2. Pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it under warm water.  DO NOT touch the root.
  3. If possible, place it back into its socket – if not tuck it into the cheek pouch.
  4. If the tooth cannot be placed in the mouth, put the tooth into a cup of milk, saliva, or water as a last resort.  It is important to keep the tooth from drying out.
  5. Get to our office, quickly and safely.

We will try to replace the tooth in its natural socket.  In some cases, the tooth will reattach, but if the inner mechanisms of the teeth are seriously damaged, root canal therapy will be necessary.


Other Traumatic Injury 

Call our office immediately to make an appointment.  In the meantime, use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain.  Your dentist will reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it.  If the tooth fails to heal, root canal therapy might be required.

 

Uncontrolled Swelling

If you are experiencing a large amount of swelling in the mouth, please contact the office as soon as possible to help stop any further progression of the swelling  / infection.   

 

Uncontrolled Bleeding

If you are experiencing any uncontrolled bleeding around an area that has recently had dental work completed, please contact the office immediately.  Apply pressure to the area with gauze to help control the bleeding until you can be seen by the dentist. 

 

Uncontrolled Severe Pain

If you are experiencing uncontrolled severe pain that you feel may be dentally related, please contact the office so we can assess and help manage the pain as quickly as possible.   


If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies, please contact our office.

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