Woodgrove Dental Clinic

Emergency Dentistry in Nanaimo, BC

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Emergency Dentistry

In the event of a dental emergency, we recommend calling our offices as soon as it is safe for you to do so. We will find you the first opening in our schedule, often fitting patients on the same day of the emergency. Our first priority is your health and comfort. If you have any questions while you’re waiting to see our dentists, call our office for guidance and instructions.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

As with all emergencies, dental emergencies often happen without warning. Tooth pain may be tolerable for weeks, and then one morning becomes too severe to ignore. Other emergencies occur with impact or trauma to the mouth, resulting in soft tissue damage or dislodged teeth. Physical injury to the mouth and teeth should be examined as soon as possible. Call our offices to make an emergency appointment right away if you experience bleeding, damage to the oral tissues, or severe or prolonged pain.

What Do I Do in a Dental Emergency?

In the event of a dental emergency, call our offices to arrange an emergency appointment as soon as you can. If you’re suffering from severe tooth pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medications (as directed on the package) until your scheduled appointment. Severe tooth pain can occur as the result of many injuries and conditions and requires a dentist’s expert examination to determine the solution. If you’ve experienced trauma or injury to your mouth, rinse the area with warm water and attend to any bleeding with a clean cloth. If a tooth has been dislodged, store it in saliva or milk until the dentist has examined you.

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