Emergency Dental Care in Burnaby, BC

close up of older woman smiling | Dentist Burnaby BCWe know that dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time. Most of our patients lead busy lives and having pain or an emergency can disrupt your already tight schedule.

That is why at Central Park Dental Clinic, you can count on us when you experience a dental emergency. We do our best to treat you quickly and restore your comfort so that you can continue with your day.

Are you suffering from excruciating tooth pain? If you've had an accidental injury to your mouth, or have lost a tooth, it's essential to remain calm and not to panic. Dental emergencies can be stressful, and pain can make it hard to have clear thoughts. 

Calling your emergency dentists in Burnaby allows us to assess your situation, provide tips and advice on how to treat your pain until we can see you and schedule you to see us as soon as possible. 

We invite new patients to call us during their dental emergency; we always leave space to see patients during this stressful event. 

When Is My Problem a Dental Emergency?

If you have a dental problem, you might wonder if you should call right away. We encourage you to do so. We will ask the appropriate questions to determine if an emergency appointment is necessary. The most important thing to remember is your dental health. If you are ever in doubt about a condition you are experiencing, call us right away!

Some common dental emergencies include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Lost permanent tooth
  • Swelling
  • Trauma
  • Cracked tooth
  • Lost dental crown
  • Lost filling
  • Pain in your gums
  • Severe sensitivity
  • Bleeding
  • Tooth discolouration

Remember, if you have an accident and may have head injuries or if you have severe bleeding that won't stop, a visit to the emergency room is in order. We can treat your dental problem once you've seen a doctor to rule out more serious injuries to your head and neck.

Handling Dental Emergencies

Severe Tooth Pain

Many root canals start with a small infection that gets worse if left untreated—often this is accompanied by tooth pain. If you are experiencing pain, don't hesitate to call us immediately. Some patients may require an emergency root canal to keep the infection from spreading and to save the tooth.

Once you give us a call, we will be able to help assess the situation and offer advice for pain relief. If an emergency root canal cannot treat the infection or decay, we may need a dental extraction to keep your remaining teeth safe. Burnaby patients can feel confident knowing that they will not feel pain or discomfort with either dental procedure—in many instances, the root canal will end any pain or suffering.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A tooth can be knocked out in an accident, from a sports injury, or other types of trauma. It can be challenging to think clearly during an emergency, which is why our dental team can provide calming guidance for keeping your tooth safe until we can see you.

The sooner we can see our patients after an accident, the better our odds are of saving the tooth. We have a limited time frame after the incident to successfully restore the tooth in its socket.

If you are bleeding uncontrollably or you've suffered a hard hit to your face or jaw, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Loose Dental Crown

A dental crown can become loose or fall out for many different reasons, a common one being an undiagnosed cavity underneath the prosthetic. Give us a call right away so we can get you a booking. If your dental crown is loose or has fallen out, keep it safe to avoid further damage to the crown.

If the tooth has not been injured, we may be able to restore the dental crown. If your dental crown has fallen out due to tooth decay, your Burnaby emergency dentist can fill in the cavity and restore your smile.

Lost Filling

Our dental team can replace a lost filling with a new one. If your filling has fallen out, rinse your mouth with warm water and avoid eating or brushing until we can see you.

Will I Need to Come in After Hours?

If you experience a dental emergency with pain, call us right away. If you call during business hours, we will do our best to treat you on the same day, whenever possible. If you experience an after-hours emergency, our highly skilled dentists can determine if an emergency visit outside of normal business hours is necessary or if it can wait until the next business day. Your health and comfort are always our number one priority.

Once you arrive at our clinic, we will take an x-ray of the area and Drs. Chan, Rensen, Chu, or Day will make a diagnosis. We will sometimes perform palliative care and schedule your treatment for another day. Other times, we may treat you on the same day. It all depends on your unique situation and the nature of your emergency.

If you are experiencing severe dental pain, do not hesitate to call us. We can treat infections, decay, abscesses, immediately, and relieve any discomfort. 

Avoiding Dental Emergencies With Prevention

Most dental emergencies can be prevented with proper oral care and regular visits to your dentist. Poor oral hygiene or inconsistent visits to the dentist may be the perfect scenario for decay, infection, or more to set in. At Central Park Dental Clinic, we believe that educating our patients on the importance of oral health and the dangers of neglecting it can inspire them to be more active in their health care. By practicing some important preventive tips, you may be able to enjoy your teeth for many years.

A daily routine of daily brushing and flossing—making sure to brush your teeth for two minutes—keeps your teeth polished and healthy. Scheduling routine dental cleanings and exams with Dr. Roger Chan, Dr. Jennifer Rensen, Dr. Fanny Chu, or Dr. John Day allows us to examine your teeth and gums to check for dental abnormalities.

During your visits with us, we will also examine any dental prosthetics like fillings, dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, or dentures.

Welcoming New Patients in V5H 1Y8

We understand that you may be new to the area or in between dental homes. We want you to know that we are here to support you.

We welcome new patients to our practice and will help get you on the path to good oral health. We take pride in providing excellent dental care to all of the members of our community. At Central Park Dental Clinic, we understand that a dental emergency can be a stressful experience. If you are a new patient, we hope you continue seeing us. 

Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency in Burnaby?

Call our Burnaby dental office right away to speak with one of our compassionate dental professionals. We understand that a dental emergency can feel traumatic, but we are here to restore your comfort and find the best solution for you.