Emergency Dentistry

At Meadow Ridge Dental Centre, we know that any dental emergency can feel scary and upsetting, especially if it involves your child. One benefit of having a trusted family dentist is knowing you can turn to us for prompt treatment if you have a toothache or your child falls and breaks a tooth.

We will make your dental emergency a priority and always leave time in our schedule to see patients whose dental needs can’t wait. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you are in pain. There are cases where seeing the dentist right away makes the difference between saving and losing a tooth. 

Call our Maple Ridge clinic with your dental emergency, and a caring and knowledgeable member of our team will listen to your concerns and schedule an appointment accordingly.

Common Dental Emergencies We Treat

Some of the common dental emergencies we treat are:

  • Broken teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Lost dental crowns
  • Lost tooth fillings
  • Food stuck between teeth
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Dental trauma

Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t worry if your specific problem is not listed above. Call us at (604) 467-5944, and we will provide the prompt relief and treatment you need. 

Steps to Take in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be stressful, and our dental team will treat you with care and compassion and ensure that you are comfortable. If you experience dental trauma or severe tooth pain, we will arrange to see you right away to provide relief and treatment as necessary. 

If you don’t need immediate treatment, we will explain how to handle your emergency and schedule you for our next open appointment.

Toothaches, Pain, and Swelling 

Never ignore a toothache or delay treatment in hopes that the pain will go away on its own. Even if the pain subsides temporarily, it will return unless we address the underlying cause.

For temporary relief, try a store-bought pain reliever like ibuprofen. Also, a cold compress on the affected area can reduce swelling and help minimize discomfort. Another way to relieve tooth pain is by swishing warm salt water around in your mouth.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

A chipped or broken tooth is not an urgent emergency unless you are in pain. However, we need to see you as soon as possible to smooth any sharp edges and determine if there’s any underlying damage to the tooth. Gather any tooth fragments you can find and bring them to your dental appointment.

Dental Injury

Dental injury or trauma includes luxation, where a tooth is knocked loose and avulsion, where a tooth is knocked completely out of its socket. In either case, call our Maple Ridge emergency dental clinic right away; with a knocked-out tooth, we only have about an hour to try to re-implant it successfully

If the tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently with water but do not touch the root. Try to insert the tooth gently back in its socket; if you cannot, hold it in the space between your cheek and gums or place it in a container of saliva or milk and bring it with you to our emergency dental clinic.

Call Us with Your Dental Emergency

If you need an emergency dentist in Maple Ridge, BC, look no further than Meadow Ridge Dental Centre. We will provide the pain relief and treatment you need to ensure your comfort and protect your oral health. 

Call us at (604) 467-5944, and a caring member of our team will be happy to assist you.