Open For Emergency Dentist Services 7 Days A Week!
If you need an emergency dentist, please book an appointment before coming to the emergency dental care clinic in Kitchener. Patients with dental emergencies are seen by appointment.
Solar Dental is open 7 days per week with extended weekday hours to accommodate you.
If you think you are having a dental emergency please call us right away at 519-893-2790 to schedule an emergency exam. We will always do our best to provide you with same day emergency dentist service and treatment.
Here are a few helpful tips on what to do in an emergency dental care situation
A knocked-out baby tooth looks worse than it actually is. While it can’t be re-implanted like permanent teeth can, it’s unlikely that your child’s future teeth will be affected. If it looks as though your child has injured more than just his tooth, go to an emergency room, where a doctor can check his face, mouth, and gums.
- Apply direct pressure to the gum with a clean washcloth or rolled-up piece of gauze. If the child is old enough to understand, have them bite down on it gently.
- Find the missing tooth and put it in a small plastic bag. Even though it can’t be reinserted, your dentist may still want to see it.
- Call your dentist. Depending on the injury, they may simply advise you to put your child on a soft diet for the next 48 to 72 hours. They may also suggest that you bring your child in for an x ray. This will help the dentist determine whether there’s been damage to the nerve or to a secondary tooth, or whether there are missing tooth fragments, which can cause adult teeth to come in crooked.
If a baby molar gets knocked out, the emergency dentist may put in a space maintainer to guide in future teeth.
If your child knocks out a permanent tooth:
Hold the tooth by the crown (the “chewing” end of the tooth), not the root. Rinse the tooth immediately with saline solution or milk. Do not scrub the tooth. The best place to preserve the tooth on the way to the dentist is in its socket. If your child is old enough and mature enough not to swallow it, replace it gently, then have the child bite down on a gauze pad to keep it in place. If the tooth can’t be reinserted, put it in milk — a good preservative because its chemical makeup is compatible with teeth. If milk isn’t available, place it inside your own mouth, between your cheek and lower gum.
Call us to schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist to diagnose what is causing the swelling. To reduce swelling until we are able to see you, apply a cold compress to the swollen area for ten minutes, take a ten minute break then apply for another 10 minutes. Do this 4-5 time a day.