Dental Care When You Need It
The team at Markham Town Dental is equipped to address dental emergencies, whether you have chipped a tooth, have a toothache, or a filling or tooth got knocked out.
If you’re experiencing any kind of dental emergency, please contact us immediately so we can discuss the next steps.
Warning Signs of a Dental Emergency
Apart from having a severely sore mouth, there are some common warning signs that you may have a dental emergency. If you notice any of the following signals, please contact us as soon as possible:
- A loose adult tooth
- Severe toothache
- Aching and bleeding gums
- A swollen jaw
- An abscessed tooth, which could emerge with symptoms like fever, sour taste in your mouth, pus, or swollen glands
- A canker sore that won’t heal
- A metal taste in your mouth
- A numb tooth
Common Dental Emergencies
When you know what to look out for, it can be easier to recognize whether your situation constitutes an emergency. Here are some common dental emergencies to be aware of. If you or your child sustains any of these conditions, please get in touch with us right away.
Whether you feel a sharp, sudden pain or a dull ache in your mouth, this is cause enough to call the dentist. Inform us of your symptoms, and we can advise you what to do next. While you wait to see us, you can ease the pain by holding an ice pack on the sore spot to reduce swelling.
Ouch! If you have a knocked-out tooth, it is possible to put it back in to take root again, but this needs to be done quickly. Get in touch with us immediately if your tooth gets knocked out.
In the event of a dislodged tooth, don’t touch the root. Try to put it back in its socket, place it between your cheek and gums, or put it in a glass of milk. If your knocked-out tooth caused bleeding, use a cold compress to bring the swelling down.
If a filling falls out, your tooth needs protection until you can visit the dentist. Use a piece of sugarless gum as a placeholder over the spot where the filling was and contact us as soon as possible.
Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injury describes any instances of a severely bitten or cut lip or tongue. Clean the area gently with warm water and press down on the site to stop the bleeding. Contact us to describe the wound because you might need stitches.
We are easy to find in the Markham Town Square Plaza, where you can access ample free parking. We are located by Shoppers Drug Mart.
- 23 – 8601 Warden Avenue
- Markham, Ontario L3R 0B5
Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed