Dental Emergencies

woman with pain in her cheek and jaw

Emergency Dentistry
at Vita Dental Wellness

If you're in pain or have any dental emergency, we will do our best to see you at the earliest time possible.

Some dental concerns can't wait, and even if you're unsure if yours can, please call our dental office in Chilliwack, BC, to know what to do next.

You're welcome in our practice, whether you're a new or existing patient.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental problem that needs immediate care. Accidents can occur despite being cautious.

At Vita Dental Wellness, we prioritize dental emergencies. Determining what constitutes a dental emergency can be tough. You might think twice about contacting the office and wait until practice hours begin again.

If you're in doubt, reach out to our team and ask.

What to Do in the Case of a Dental Emergency

A dental emergency can be in the form of trauma, physical damage, or pain. The treatment varies depending on the cause or extent of the emergency. When you call us seeking emergency care, we first schedule you for an assessment.

In some instances, you may find it hard to get in right away. However, call our dental office anyway. This allows you to get expert advice on safe measures you can take while you're waiting to be seen.

We're equipped to help you during any dental-related emergency, but we're also happy to extend assistance so you can stay comfortable before seeing the dentist.

You may feel anxious, nervous, and stressed. We understand, and it's only natural. So, we will do our best to help you in any way we can.

Signs You May Have a Dental Emergency

If the pain keeps you from getting quality rest or doesn't subside even after taking over-the-counter medications, it may be a dental emergency. Here are more signs to consider:

  • Persistent pain
  • Pain that keeps on worsening
  • Swelling accompanied by intense pain
  • A loose or knocked-out tooth
  • Injured jaw
  • Damaged bridge or crown
  • Severe bleeding

What to Do for Quick Relief While Waiting for Your Dental Appointment

  • Knocked out tooth. Try to put the tooth back in the socket. If that's not possible, submerge it in milk to keep it moist. Keep in mind, tap water can damage the knocked-out tooth. You may shake off any debris gently, but be careful not to touch the roots of the tooth.
  • Cracked tooth. Cracked and broken teeth may or may not be an emergency. The first thing to do is clean the area and keep the broken part if possible. Rinse with saltwater to disinfect the mouth, and use cold compresses to ease any swelling in the face.
  • Painful tooth. For severe pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medication for relief. Remove any debris that has gotten stuck between your teeth. Don't put an aspirin directly on the tooth.
  • Swollen gums. Can be a sign of dental disease and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Emergency Dental Care Services
in Chilliwack, British Columbia

A dental emergency is never fun, and it can happen to anyone. Don't assume that mouth irregularities or problems will improve or heal on their own, even if there's no pain involved.

For urgent dental concerns in Chilliwack, BC, contact us at (604) 858-5152. Let's get you out of pain and back to your daily routine quickly.