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Dental Emergencies in London

For after-hours emergency service please contact Dr. Mostafa at 519-476-9334

We provide emergency dental appointments for urgent care. If you need care right away, call our office, or if it’s after hours, call our dentist on call.

Emergency Sign

If you’re a patient from another dental office and they’re unable to see you right away, we can examine and treat your emergency and provide your regular dentist with a summary report.

During an emergency appointment, we’ll review your dental and medical history and assess your emergency for treatment. After that, we’ll discuss your treatment options.

In dental emergencies where an infection is present, we’ll prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication to treat the infection before treating you. Once the infection has subsided we’ll proceed with treatment.

Common dental emergencies:

Toothache - If you have a toothache, call us immediately. While you are waiting for your appointment, place ice on your cheek near the sore area. You can also use pain medication such as ibuprofen for relief from pain.

Facial swelling - Call our office right away if you notice facial swelling. The swelling can worsen and become a serious medical emergency. Facial swelling often requires immediate treatment and can require antibiotics if an infection is present.

Broken or cracked teeth - Rinse your mouth gently and recover any pieces of the tooth that you can. Place a piece of clean gauze over the area to help stop bleeding. A cold compress near the area can help with pain and swelling.

Knocked-out tooth - Call us right away if you lose a tooth. We can often save and replace a tooth if you come for treatment within a couple of hours after the injury. You can keep the tooth safe by rinsing it and placing it back in your mouth or in a glass of water.

Dislodged crown - Call our office right away. If you are able to place the crown back on your tooth, you may be able to hold it in place with temporary dental cement from your local pharmacy. A small piece of chewing gum will also work. If you can’t place the crown, put it in a clean plastic bag and bring it with you to your appointment.

Loose or lost filling - If a filling has come out, rinse the area thoroughly and place a small piece of sugar-free gum in the hole. Pain medication such as ibuprofen can help with any pain or discomfort you may feel.