With many dental problems that occur, it is sometimes difficult to determine which ones require immediate dental attention and which ones don’t. In most cases, immediately visiting a dentist can be the determining factor on whether you get to keep an affected tooth or not.
Emergency dental care in North Vancouver
Dental emergencies can occur at any time, whether day or night and can cause excruciating pain. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency outside regular office hours, you should contact a North Vancouver emergency dentist at Peak Dental Arts.
At Peak Dental Arts, we provide urgent dental care to help relieve pain, diagnose dental issues and restore smiles.
Call us at 604-770-2222 to schedule a same-day appointment if you have a dental issue that requires immediate attention.
What is considered a dental emergency?
The following are signs that you need to visit an emergency dentist:
Severe tooth pain
When you experience severe and persistent tooth pain, you need to consult an emergency dentist right away. Your dentist will help with pain relief and help establish the exact cause of the pain.
If you chip, crack or fracture a tooth or a tooth is loose or completely knocked out, you need to seek urgent dental care. Your emergency dentist will help with pain relief and save your tooth.
If your gums are bleeding excessively, continuously, and the bleeding is accompanied by pain and swelling, you need to see an emergency dentist.
Loose and lost fillings or crowns
A loose or fallen-out dental filling or crown can cause pain and leave you with a metal taste in your mouth. The sooner you have them replaced or repaired, the lower your chances of developing cavities or having an infection.
Swollen jaw or mouth
A swollen jaw or mouth could result from an infection, gum disease, or in some cases, it could be a symptom of cancer. To determine the cause of the swelling, visit an emergency dentist.