Scarborough patients ask, “Is emergency dental care expensive?

Busy schedules often result in families that are pulled in many different directions. It also means it is often easy to ignore seemingly minor problems with the teeth or gums. Dental issues can become serious if not treated, which means they shouldn’t be ignored. While the prospect of emergency dental care may sound expensive, waiting to address an emergency can result in the need for costlier treatments later. If you are in the Scarborough area and experience a dental emergency, here are some ways to alleviate discomfort while waiting for treatment.

Emergency Dental Care Scarborough

Common dental emergencies seen in Scarborough:

  • Toothaches
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Lost crowns or fillings
  • Abscesses

What to do for a toothache

If you are experiencing the pain of a toothache, try rinsing with tepid water and removing any food that may have become stuck between teeth. A cool compress on the outside of the cheek can help with swelling. Call the office as soon as you can to schedule a visit.

What to do for a broken tooth

If you can find any pieces of the tooth, make sure to save them. Rinse the mouth and any pieces with tepid water. Use gauze with gentle pressure to stop bleeding and a cool compress on the lip or cheek can reduce swelling. Call the office as soon as possible for an appointment.

What to do for a knocked-out tooth

If you have the tooth, make sure to handle it by the crown, and rinse it with water, careful to leave any tissue in place. Try placing the tooth back in the socket, if that is too difficult, put it in a small container of milk. It’s important to call the office immediately, as the best chance of saving a tooth occurs within an hour.

What to do for a lost crown

Try placing the crown back on the tooth and keeping it in place with dental cement, denture adhesive, or tooth paste. Clove oil around the sensitive area of the tooth can help with pain. Call the office as soon as possible for an appointment.


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Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

We are incredibly proud of our Esquire Dental Centres staff. We are here to help our patients appreciate everything about their smiles. Our priority is your satisfaction and trust in our abilities and knowledge. We have professionals in every discipline of dentistry who genuinely care about our patients. Our committed team of physicians comprises Dr. Ashraf Awadalla, Dr. Amir Awadalla, and Dr. Mark Awadalla. They are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are members of many professional organisations. They are here to help you with all your oral health needs in a friendly and comfortable setting.