Dental Emergency

In the case of a dental emergency, please call our office as soon as possible at (613) 722-0233. We will try our best to accommodate your son or daughter as soon as possible. Before coming in, please describe the emergency in the fullest detail possible so that we’re best prepared to care for your child once they arrive.

If the emergency occurs after office hours, please call Dr. Mahal’s cell phone directly at (613) 277-3353.

Here’s what to do in the following children’s dental emergency scenarios:

Toothache

Depending on your child’s age and ability to communicate with you, what you believe to be a toothache could be caused by anything from teething to tooth decay. In the event of a toothache, contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can administer the appropriate dosage of pain medication (Children's Tylenol or Children's Advil) to your child to relieve the pain until they can visit our office.

Broken tooth

From playing sports to eating hard candies, it’s not uncommon for kids to chip or break their teeth. Although a small chip off a tooth is not generally considered a dental emergency, it is still important to book and appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to ensure no other serious damage has been done.

Chipped or broken teeth that expose nerves are more serious, and are considered a dental emergency. In this situation, call your dentist immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. Receiving treatment as soon as possible will increase the odds of saving the tooth.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth, otherwise referred to as a Dental Avulsion, is considered a dental emergency. If your son or daughter’s tooth has been knocked out, contact our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

If your child has had a baby tooth knocked out, there’s little we can do. A baby tooth should not be re-implanted. 

Having an adult tooth knocked out is more serious. There’s a possibility of saving the tooth if your son or daughter sees a dentist immediately – the sooner, the better. If our office is not open, go to your nearest hospital immediately. Keep the tooth moist and bring it with you to your emergency appointment. A tooth can be kept moist by storing it in milk, a saline solution, or by keeping the tooth in the patient’s mouth.