Find Out When You Need To See a Dentist for Emergency Dental Care

Find Out When You Need To See a Dentist for Emergency Dental Care

There are several dental problems that you or your family members may experience at some point and that call for emergency dental care. Dental infections or tooth abscesses ( these can potentially spread to the surrounding tissue and even jawbone), oral trauma or injury, bleeding that doesn’t stop, orofacial swelling, and oral or dental pain that cannot be managed with over-the-counter painkillers constitute dental emergencies.

If you live in Longueuil, Quebec, or surrounding areas and you have a dental emergency, you need to contact a trusted, top dental specialist immediately. If you’re experiencing dental pain or discomfort but you’re unsure whether your dental problem can wait or you need same-day dental care, it’s best to get in touch with a trusted multidisciplinary dental center in Longueuil like Avenue Sourire and speak with Dr. Aoude or Dr. Amiri to see if your problem is really a dental emergency. Recognizing a true dental emergency is the first step toward receiving the dental treatment that you need in due time.

One of the most common dental emergencies is a tooth abscess or infection, which requires emergency dental treatment. When you have an abscessed tooth, you can experience throbbing, severe pain that radiates to your ear, jawbone, and neck, gum inflammation, a foul taste in your mouth, and even facial swelling and fever. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, be sure to call the experienced dental specialists right away. A tooth abscess can occur at the tip of the tooth’s root ( this is the most dangerous and it’s called a periapical abscess), on the gum next to the root ( periodontal abscess), or on the gum ( gingival abscess).

Another dental emergency is an avulsed (or knocked-out) permanent tooth. Because the chances of successfully reimplanting the avulsed tooth are higher within the first 2-3 hours after the accident/trauma, you need to contact and see the dental specialists as soon as possible. When picking up the tooth, refrain from touching its root and gently place it in a container of milk in order to prevent the root from drying out. A fractured ( cracked or broken) tooth may also constitute a dental emergency if you are in pain, have orofacial swelling or tooth fragments /sharp edges are hurting your gums, cheeks, or tongue.

When you have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact Avenue Sourire immediately by phone at (450) 445-6161, by email at, or via the online contact form to book an appointment with Dr. Aoude or Dr. Amiri so that you can receive the necessary emergency dental care that promptly addresses the cause of your dental problem.