Tips in the Event of Dental Emergency by Martindale Dental

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In the event of a dental emergency, here are some tips recommended by Martindale Dental.

Martindale Dental located in St. Catharines, ON offers the latest in cosmetic and family dentistry. Martindale specializes in dental emergencies which happen quite often. Even Tiger Woods this past week had a mishap where his front tooth was knocked out by a camera man.

The most common dental emergencies that dentists handle are are toothaches, chipped and broken teeth, something wedged between the teeth, or a lost filling. Chipped or broken teeth and severe tooth pain are the most common reasons for emergency calls to the emergency dentist.

In the event of a dental emergency the first thing you should do is find a local dentist that can help you with your dental emergency. The unfortunate thing about a dental emergency is when you are missing or have broken teeth that are visible it can be a very emotional experience. At Martindale Dental, with 5 locations in the Ontario area, usually an emergency dental appointment can be fixed the same day.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency here are some tips:

  •     If you are experiencing throbbing pain, ease the pain with over the counter medication such as Tylenol or Advil.
  •     Hold an ice pack against your face or on the sore tooth.
  •     Never use heat because heat will intensify the pain.
  •     Never ignore tooth pain because it may lead to more serious problems if not handled right away.
  •     If your tooth is knocked out, place the tooth in distilled water, contact solution or milk to preserve the tissue surrounding the root.
  •     If tooth is knocked out you need to get to dentist immediately so that it can be replanted if possible.

Martindale Dental has the ability to handle all of your dental needs call us today or visit us online if you have a dental question at

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