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Where to Get Emergency Dental Care In Vancouver?

Vancouver Dental Spa is devoted to the finest of care for your smile, even in a dental emergency type of situation. If you do experience a dental emergency of any kind, we urge you to contact us immediately so we can give you the compassionate care you need quickly. When you visit our friendly and comfortable office, we will do everything possible to help you stay relaxed while we address your specific issue. We invite you to contact us today if you would like more information about our high quality emergency care in Vancouver, BC.

dental emergency is a high stress situation that requires prompt attention from a dental professional. At our office, we understand that you cannot always plan when you will need our care. If you experience a dental emergency of any kind, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can help eliminate any discomfort or pain that you may have, and fix the issue. Our team will schedule you an appointment to meet with our dentist as soon as possible, so you can receive the care you need and return to your life as normal.

We are happy to care for several types of dental emergencies, including:


  • Severe, lasting toothaches or other tooth pain
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A partially knocked-out (extruded) tooth
  • A chipped or broken tooth
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the cheeks, lips, and gums
  • A lost dental restoration, such as a lost filling or crown
  • Swollen gums
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Abscess
  • Dental trauma
  • Infection
  • Dry socket

If you are experiencing any of these dental problems, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Emergency dental care can help to relieve pain, prevent further damage to your teeth and gums, and prevent infection.

When to seek emergency dental care

You should seek emergency dental care if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Severe toothache that does not respond to pain medication
  • Swollen gums that are red and painful
  • Chipped or cracked tooth that is causing pain or sensitivity
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth that is moving or causing pain
  • Bleeding gums that do not stop bleeding after a few minutes
  • Abscess (a pimple-like bump on the gums that is filled with pus)
  • Dental trauma (any injury to the teeth, gums, or jaw)
  • Infection (swelling, redness, and pain)
  • Dry socket (a painful condition that can occur after a tooth extraction)

What to expect during an emergency dental visit

When you arrive at the dentist’s office, you will be asked to fill out a medical history form. The dentist will then examine your teeth and gums to determine the cause of the problem. Once the dentist has diagnosed the problem, they will recommend a treatment plan.

Treatment for emergency dental problems can vary depending on the nature of the problem. Some common treatments include:

  • Tooth filling
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal
  • Crown or bridge
  • Sutures
  • Medication

The dentist will explain the treatment plan to you and answer any questions you have. They will also discuss the cost of the treatment with you.

After your emergency dental visit

The dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums after your emergency dental visit. These instructions may vary depending on the type of treatment you received. It is important to follow the dentist’s instructions carefully to prevent further problems.

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    A very common dental emergency is an aching tooth. A toothache is often an indication that there is an infection in or around a tooth. To help ease the pain, Advil can sometimes be comforting, at least in the short term. If the tooth has a hole in it, you can use a cotton ball soaked in Oil of Cloves to relieve the discomfort. It’s important to get into see a dentist as quickly as possible though, to at least get an antibiotic prescription to reduce the pain until the tooth can be examined and properly treated.

    If the appropriate emergency steps are followed after a tooth is knocked-out in any kind of capacity, there is a decent chance that a full tooth can be reinserted, restored, and preserved. A dental appointment should be scheduled as quickly as possible to maximize the odds of a successful conclusion to this distressing situation.

    With a chipped or mildly broken tooth, if there is no pain then this likely doesn’t mean it’s a dental emergency, and an appointment can be made to see a dentist within a few short days. Repairing the tooth may be as simple as smoothing the chip over, or using composite filling material to address the issue. With a cracked or fractured tooth, this is absolutely a serious dental emergency, and damage has likely been done to the outside and inside of the tooth. In this type of situation, be sure to call us right away to get looked at as soon as possible by our dentist.

    Any sort of puncturing, lacerations, or tears to the cheeks, lips, or gums is indeed a dental emergency, and depending on the severity, should be handled by an emergency room doctor at a local hospital before seeing a dentist. If there is bleeding, especially excessive bleeding, then pressure should be applied to the wound using a gauze until a doctor can treat the issue.

    Losing a filling can be extremely painful, and is dental emergency that should be tended to right away if possible so a filling replacement can be done. A crown falling off may not constitute a dental emergency, but a dentist should be seen relatively soon so that the crown can be reattached, or a new one may need to be created depending on the specific situation.

    Essentially a dental emergency can be classified as any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to alleviate severe pain, to stop tissue bleeding, or the saving of a tooth.

    If you suffer from one of these issues, or another type of dental emergency that isn’t listed above, then please contact our office. Our team will also be able to provide you with instructions on how to take care of your issue until you are able to come to our office to meet with our dentist and receive professional treatment.
    If you have experienced trauma to the head or neck, we recommend that you visit an emergency room or your general physician to get examined before coming to the dentist, even if your smile is also damaged. To learn more about dental emergency care, we invite you to call or visit our office today.

    Vancouver Dental Spa

    Emergency Dental Service located near downtown Vancouver, BC.

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