Dental Emergencies

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At Hazeldean Dental Group in Kanata,  we offer same-day emergency dental services to help ensure you get the dental care you need, when you need it the most. 


If you have a dental emergency, contact us right away at (613) 592-2900.


We offer same-day emergency dental appointments! At Hazeldean Dental Group, our emergency dental care program is catered to our patients. Our multi-specialty dental team is prepared  to help you with whatever your dental emergency. We know dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time, which is why we offer extended evening and weekend hours.

Did you lose sleep last night?

There’s nothing worse than the relentless pain of a nasty toothache that keeps you up all night. If you are experiencing a bad toothache, we want to help relieve your pain as soon as possible. We take pride in our emergency dental response, serving patients in Kanata, Stittsville, Nepean and Ottawa.

Common Dental Problems

Here are some of the most common dental problems why patients come and see us. Our goal is to do a proper oral exam to understand your particular ailment and offer the best treatment solutions that will relieve your discomfort or pain. Your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities!

  • Cracked, knocked-out and chipped teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • You have old dental work that failed
  • Gums bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Crooked/crowded/spaced out teeth cause pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Bad breath due to advanced gum disease
  • Pain on teeth and/or gums
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • You take a lot of medications
  • Pregnancy gingivitis
  • You have a medical condition such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems
  • Accident or Trauma

What to do in a Dental Emergency

Contact our office immediately if you need an emergency dentist appointment – we can ease your pain and have you back to normal in no time!

Accidents to your teeth, lips, cheek, and tongue can happen at any time. Any injury to your teeth or gums can be potentially serious. 

If you are experiencing any of the following emergencies, follow the steps outlined below:

What should I do if I have a toothache?

  • Rinse the mouth out with warm water to clean it out.
  • Gently use dental floss or an inter-dental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth.
  • Advil can sometimes be effective in comforting pain but never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.
  • If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place oil of cloves on a small cotton pad and place it in the site to relieve pain.
  • An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth.

What should I do if I have a chipped or broken tooth?

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the broken tooth.
  • Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
  • Avoid eating anything hard, crunchy, or sticky.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

  • Retrieve the tooth and rinse the root of the tooth with milk, but DO NOT scrub off any attached tissue.
  • If the tooth will easily (without being forced) go back into the socket, hold it in place with light pressure, and make sure the tooth is facing the right way.
  • If the tooth will not go back into the socket, you can store it in milk or a saline solution until you can get to the dentist.
  • Do not put the tooth in disinfectants, bleach, or fruit juice.
  • In all cases, call our dental emergency hotline as quickly as possible 613-592-2900
  • Knocked-out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within one hour of being knocked out.

What should I do if I have something stuck between my teeth?

  • Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums.
  • Never use a sharp instrument or pin to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth.
  • If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us for an emergency dentist appointment

What should I do if I have an abscess?

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out.
  • Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
  • Do not eat hot foods as these may increase the pain.

What do I do if I have a soft-tissue injury?

  • Bleeding can be a result of an injury to the tongue, cheek, gums, and lips.
  • Rinse your mouth with a warm salt water solution.
  • Use a piece of gauze or a moistened tea bag, and apply pressure to the area if it is bleeding.
  • To help control the pain, apply a cold compress.

What do I do if I have lost a dental crown?

  • If a crown falls off, make an appointment to see one of our dentists; make sure to bring the crown to your appointment. In the mean time, if the tooth is sensitive, you can place the crown back on temporarily:
  • Swab the inside of the crown with Vaseline, denture adhesive, or toothpaste, and seat the crown back on the tooth.
  • Try to avoid eating with the crown on, as it may become dislodged.
  • Never use super glue to cement your crown.

What do I do if I have a broken braces wire?

  • If a wire breaks or comes out of a bracket or band, try placing orthodontic wax on the tip of the wire if it causes discomfort.
  • Do not cut the wire yourself.

What do I do if I have a loose bracket or band?

  • If a bracket is loose, attempt to reattach it to the tooth by covering it with orthodontic wax.
  • If a band or bracket comes out, do not discard it until your dentist can replace it for you.
  • Do not attempt to replace it yourself. 

Preventive Measures: The difference between saving or losing a tooth!

  • There are some simple, everyday precautions that you can take to help avoid any injuries to your teeth and gums.
  • Remember to wear a custom-fitted mouth guard while playing recreational sports.
  • Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candies; all could lead to a tooth fracture.
  • Never use your teeth to open things, such as bags, pens, wrappers and cutting tape.

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