Emergency Dentistry in Metrotown, Burnaby
Whether you chipped your tooth, have pain, or swelling. We're here for you.
When to go to the emergency room.
Are you having trouble breathing?
Severe dental infections can cause swelling that could impinge your airway. This is a life-threatening dental emergency, and you should immediately go to the ER for treatment with IV antibiotics.
Did you experience trauma to your face?
If your trauma involves your facial bones and structures or if you are having trouble breathing, you should immediately go to the ER for assessment and treatment.
When to contact us immediately.
Did you lose a tooth?
Quick assessment and treatment can potentially save your tooth. If your trauma is limited to your teeth and oral tissues.
Do you have a dental infection?
An abscess (serious infection with swelling) inside your mouth can be life-threatening if not addressed swiftly. In some cases, you may notice knots or swelling on your gums, including swelling around your face and neck.
Are you in significant pain?
Severe oral pain can be a sign of a dental emergency.
Are you experiencing oral bleeding?
Bleeding is a possible sign of a dental emergency, if you cannot get the bleeding to stop using firm, direct pressure with a clean gauze or washcloth.
Issues that can be treated in your next visit.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
If the tooth is chipped but does not hurt, we can treat you during regular office hours. Keep the area clean and utilize sensitive toothpaste in the area affected until your next appointment.
A toothache can also wait for treatment as long as the pain is not severe and you do not have symptoms of an abscess, such as fever, swelling of the face, or bumps on the gums.
Crowns and Fillings
If you have lost a crown or filling, we can treat you during regular office hours. Keep the area clean and utilize sensitive toothpaste in the area affected until your next appointment.