Emergency Dentist in Vancouver – Here When You Need Us

Man holds mouth due to throbbing pain from accident and has to see his dentist in Vancouver

No one ever wants to need an emergency dentist in Vancouver, and it’s for that reason precisely you should plan how to react should you experience a dental emergency.

The first thing to know is that if you have a dental emergency, our team at Gentle Dental Vancouver is ready to help. We will always welcome your call.

Secondly, there are a few things you can do before you come to us that will improve the outcome. Here are a few tips about how to handle common dental emergencies – the ones we see most often.


The pain of a toothache can be sharp and piercing, or more generalized and throbbing – usually due to tooth decay. The pain will likely become worse instead of better, so call us as soon as the discomfort begins, and we’ll fit you in quickly. For temporary relief, hold a warm cloth against the affected cheek. If the area around the tooth is swollen, you can also use a cool compress intermittently. Remember though, never put ice directly against your skin. Wrap it (or bag of frozen peas) in a tea towel before applying.

Chipped Or Broken Tooth

The best way to manage tooth fractures is to prevent them. For any sport where there’s even the smallest risk of contact with another player or any surface, everyone should wear a professionally fitted mouthguard.

If a tooth does get chipped, use warm water to rinse off as much dirt as possible from the chipped piece and place it in a glass of milk. Call us right away and we’ll fit you in asap.

Broken teeth can almost always be saved, but it’s important that you call us immediately. We’ll ask you to explain what happened and we’ll find an appointment for you right away.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Bite on some gauze or a clean cloth to stop any bleeding. For a permanent tooth, handle it by the shiny enamel crown only and rinse it gently under clean water. Remove the gauze and try to place the tooth back in its socket within 10 minutes. If that’s not possible, submerge the tooth in milk. Either way, call us immediately and come to us immediately! As time lapses, the opportunity to save the tooth reduces quickly.

In all dental emergencies, contact us as quickly as possible. We can evaluate the extent of the injury and make any necessary repairs quickly and safely. Tooth extraction is a last resort option, but we can do it if necessary.

We’re your go-to dental office when you need an emergency dentist in Vancouver. With compassion and gentle care, we’ll have you smiling again in no time! While you’re here, have a look at all of our dental services to learn more about what we can do for you.