Need to see a dentist for an emergency in Brossard?
Contact us at 1 (450) 923-8200. Outside of business hours, leave us your contact information on our phone system and we will contact you as soon as possible.
While waiting to see a dentist in Brossard for your emergency…
Here are a few tips that may help you. These tips are not a diagnosis and do not replace the advice of your dentist.
Do you have a toothache?
Call us and make an appointment so that together we can find the root of your pain. The symptoms you are experiencing will help us determine the problem. In the meantime, the important thing is to get your pain under control. Buy an over-the-counter pain medication that works best for you, but do not apply the pills directly to the painful tooth. Hold an ice pack to your face on the painful area.
Do not apply hot objects to the jaw (heating pad, hot water bottle, etc.). This will only make the situation worse.
What to do when you have a chipped or broken tooth?
There is almost always a way to save a broken tooth. Call us and explain what happened. We will be happy to quickly schedule an appointment for you. If the tooth is only slightly broken, we can restore it to its natural colour without anything showing. If the tooth is more severely compromised, you can rest assured that we will find a solution to restore your smile. The possibilities of modern dentistry sometimes allow us to perform small miracles!
What to do if a tooth has accidentally been dislodged?
If you lose a permanent tooth due to an accident, we may be able to put it back in place, but it must be done quickly. If the tooth is re-implanted within 10 minutes, chances are it will take root again. After 2 hours, chances grow slim.
If the tooth appears clean, put it back into its socket. If there is a chance of the tooth being swallowed, place it in a container of cold milk.
Go to the clinic nearest you right away. If you get professional care within the next 10 minutes, chances are that we will be able to re-implant the tooth.
What to do after seriously biting your lip or tongue?
Press a clean cloth on the bite to stop the bleeding. If there is swelling, apply a cold compress. If the bleeding continues, go to a hospital emergency room.
What to do if something gets stuck in your teeth?
First, try to remove the object by flossing gently and carefully. Never use a pin or sharp object; these could injure the gum or scratch the surface of the teeth. If you are unable to dislodge the object, call us and we will see to it that you are free of this discomfort.
What to do after losing a filling (amalgam, composite, inlay, etc.)?
Temporarily protect the tooth by filling the recess with sugar-free gum (sweet gum will likely cause pain). The idea is to protect the sensitive part of your tooth from contact with food or temperature changes. The layer underneath the enamel of the tooth is called “dentin” and contains the nerve endings of the tooth. This is why we feel pain when something comes in contact with the dentin. Be sure to come in and see us as soon as possible. Keeping the tooth in this condition could lead to more severe problems.