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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

woman with grimacing tooth painNobody plans to have a dental emergency, but accidents or infections can happen anytime—and it’s important to get the care you need as soon as possible to prevent bigger problems. At St. Leonards Square Dental Care, we have nearly 25 years’ experience addressing dental emergencies efficiently.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

In general, things like a broken or knocked out tooth, severe pain or swelling indicate an emergency that requires immediate attention. If you’re unsure, you may call our office —our reception staff is very knowledgeable and experienced, and they will let you know the best way to proceed. If the problem is beyond their scope of knowledge, they will have you speak with our dentist, Dr Andrew Lau, to determine the best course of action.

Same Day Appointments

Whenever possible, we like to see patients on the same day when they have an emergency situation. We hold spots over the lunch hour and after 6 pm for emergencies, and do our best to get you in on the day. If your problem arises after hours, you may call our office and our team will get back to you as soon as possible to get you scheduled.

Customised Treatment

Your treatment will be tailored to your specific situation. We’ll begin with a consultation and examination and, based on this information, we’ll explain our recommendations for treatment. In some cases, we may be able to begin treatment the same day. Other times, it may be necessary to prescribe antibiotics and let the inflammation calm down for a few days before we begin corrective treatment.

As with all of our care, we will take the time to explain what’s going on to cause your pain or other problem, as well as how our treatment options are designed to help. We’ll also let you know what to expect in terms of costs.

Schedule Care Today

Ignoring a dental emergency won’t make it “go away” and may make things worse. Contact us today to book in.
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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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