Here at Today's Family Dental in Woodbridge, Dr. Radice will try to help any individuals with their dental emergencies. Dr. Radice, Dr. Perrella and Dr. Annie consider any situation in which you are experiencing pain or discomfort as a dental emergency and should be treated as such.
Pain from a sudden or a lingering toothache, a fractured or knocked-out tooth, or an accident that involves the teeth and/or jaw should be treated immediately. Providing you with assistance over the phone and advising you on how to remain as comfortable as possible until you can be seen by either Dr. Radice, Dr. Perrella or Dr. Annie is just one of the many ways we feel that our patients are well served by our practice.
The following are the most common reasons for patients to call our dental office:
• Tooth knocked out
• Chipped, cracked or broken tooth
• Badly bitten lip or tongue
• Loose tooth
• Experiencing an infection or have an abscessed tooth or gums
• Loose restoration, such as a dental crown, filling or bridge
• Recently had dental work completed and are now experiencing pain or discomfort
Preventing Dental Emergencies
The best way to prevent a dental emergency from occurring is to visit us regularly for dental exams. This may be the most important preventative action you can take. During your dental exam, Dr. Radice, Dr. Perrella or Dr. Annie will check for signs of weakened teeth, loosened or aging restorations and early signs of inflammation that would indicate the presence of infection and the possibility of periodontal disease.
Another important preventative action you can take to avoid dental emergencies is to wear a properly fitting mouth guard while playing contact sports. Research has shown that a large percentage of dental injuries are sports related. Wearing a properly fitting mouth guard can prevent many of these injuries.
If you have any questions in regards to any dental emergency, please feel free to contact any of our Woodbridge, ON team members.