Emergency Dental FAQs

According to a study conducted, it has been proven that one's dental health is directly linked to their increased or decreased risk of getting chronic conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and heart diseases.

Given the overall importance of dental health in our lives, we at Emergency Dental Mississauga have taken it upon ourselves to answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on dental emergencies. Which are;

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the telltale signs that you have a dental emergency; Experiencing a severe toothache, your gums are aching and bleeding, you have a swollen jaw which is associated with difficulty in breathing and fever, and you have a dental abscess.

If you also have recurrent and persistent mouth cankers/ulcers, a loose, cracked, or broken tooth, and you have a metal-like taste in your mouth (usually suggestive of a loose filling) then these too are signs that you have a dental emergency.

Immediately call-in dental emergency Mississauga and book an appointment, handle the dental emergency before coming in. For instance, if your tooth has been knocked out, keep it moist by placing it in a cup filled with temperate milk, stop a bleeding gum by biting on a teabag, a clean gauze, handkerchief, or a piece of clean cloth.

You can use over-the-counter meds to provide temporary relief to a toothache and apply cold compression on a swollen jaw to reduce the swelling before coming in person for a professional dental service in our facility.

Yes, a loose dental implant is a dental emergency. It’s vital that you have a loose dental implant fixed immediately since leaving it in such a state may cause you to have an oral infection, or experience discomfort.

Note a properly fixed dental implant shouldn’t move around or become loose. It’s paramount that you schedule an appointment within 48 hours if you notice that your dental implant has become loose. This helps prevent the aggravation of this dental emergency.

Yes, a broken tooth is a dental emergency. A broken tooth may predispose you to have a tooth infection, an abscess, experience pain and have uncontrolled gum bleeding. When addressed appropriately and immediately, a broken tooth can be reinserted or restored back to almost its original shape and position by our certified, passionate, and competent dentists.

Yes, a dental abscess is a dental emergency. When left untreated, the microorganism causing the formation of the abscess may spread to your face, neck, and other parts of your body, causing you to have a systemic infection. A dental abscess should be drained in a sterile condition and with the use of specific surgical tools. So please be mindful of where you have your dental abscess drained.

Unsterile procedures may cause you to have recurrent abscesses or periodontitis. Refusal to seek early dental emergency services may cause periodontitis which is a gum disease that may take months, if not forever, to heal.

No, losing a crown is not a dental emergency. It can only be considered to be a dental emergency if you lose an artificially fixed dental crown. Dental crowns are placed on your teeth to protect you from any injury that may be caused due to one having cracked or chipped teeth.

It may cost you around $100-$400 for an emergency dental appointment. This price range varies in regards to what your dental emergency appointment is all about. For instance, if you are to have a non-surgical tooth extraction, it may cost you around $100-$200 if you have a dental insurance cover.

If you are not insured, it may cost you around $200 and above depending on whether the tooth extraction is an uncomplicated or a complicated procedure. If tooth examination and X-rays are to be performed, it will cost you around $100-$200.

And if you prefer to be sedated when our NDEB certified team at Dental Emergency Mississauga performs a dental emergency procedure on you, it will cost you around $200-$300.

At Emergency Dental Mississauga, we will still provide you with above the standard dental emergency services even if you don’t have a dental insurance cover.