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Family dentistry

Emergency Dentist in Hamilton - 860 Dental

Family dentistry

860 Dental provides a comprehensive range of emergency dentistry services in Hamilton. Dental pain can be highly uncomfortable and challenging to manage. There are several categories of dental emergencies and appropriate ways to address them.

  • Broken or chipped teeth
    In a broken and chipped tooth situation, it is essential to have it assessed by a dentist to determine if it can be repaired or if extraction is necessary. If the tooth is causing pain, it should be examined within a few days, depending on the severity of the pain. More intense pain indicates a need for more immediate attention. Over-the-counter pain relievers are suitable for managing pain from a broken tooth. However, if the pain persists and cannot be managed with over-the-counter medications, it is considered a more urgent situation. If the fractured tooth is not causing pain, it is not classified as a dental emergency and can be addressed as soon as scheduling permits. Please get in touch with us to let us know your situation.


  • Teeth knocked out due to impact or trauma
    This constitutes an immediate dental emergency. If our office is closed, please contact an after-hours dental clinic or visit the emergency room at your local hospital. Keep the tooth moist and bring it to a dental or medical professional.


  • Dental pain and swelling
    This is a relatively urgent situation, depending on the severity of the pain and swelling. Please get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation. If our office is closed, please contact an after-hours dental clinic or visit the emergency room at your local hospital.


  • Uncontrolled bleeding
    If you experience uncontrolled bleeding in your mouth that cannot be stopped or slowed down with pressure, immediate attention is necessary. If our office is closed, visit your local hospital's emergency room.

Common Emergency Treatments for Broken or Painful Teeth

Here are some emergency treatments:

  • Assessments
    Toothaches are typically assessed through X-rays and tests to determine the source and cause of the pain. The tooth will be examined for cavities, fractures, abscesses, and other issues. Painkillers or antibiotics may be given depending on the condition.

  • Fillings
    If a broken tooth can be repaired, a filling will be placed to cover the damaged area and restore the tooth's standard shape.

  • Root Canal
    If a tooth is infected - a root canal may be suggested to remove the infected nerve and tissue inside the tooth. A root canal procedure is generally painless since the area is numbed with a local anesthetic. While root canals are often associated with discomfort, the discomfort usually arises from the infection before the root canal is performed. The tooth typically has no discomfort after removing the infected tissue and nerve.

  • Crowns
    A crown may be recommended for cracked or fractured teeth to keep the tooth structures bonded, preventing further damage. The crown covers the tooth's entire surface, similar to a baseball cap on a head. The crown-making process involves preparing the tooth, taking a mould of it, and then cementing the new custom crown onto the existing tooth approximately two weeks later. A temporary crown shields the tooth while the custom crown is being made.

  • Extractions
    If a tooth cannot be repaired with a filling or root canal, it may need to be extracted. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic, and the tooth is gently loosened and removed using special tools. After an extraction, the area may bleed for a day and be painful. If bleeding persists or is heavy, or if the pain is not manageable, immediate medical assistance should be sought by our emergency dentists.

  • Re-implantation
    In cases where a tooth has been knocked out, replace it into the socket through a particular procedure and treat it to reattach it. This procedure is unsuitable for every case; knocked-out teeth should be kept moist. Patients should seek immediate care to increase the chances of successful re-implantation.

  • Trauma to the Face
    An Emergency Dentist should assess any facial bone or skull trauma. Trauma involving the teeth and jaw will be referred to a dentist for treatment.

Why Choose 860 Dental?

At 860 Dental, we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and painful. Here's why you should choose us for your emergency dental needs in Hamilton:

  • Experienced team: Our dental professionals are highly experienced in managing and addressing various dental emergencies, from broken teeth to severe toothaches.

  • Advanced technology: We use up-to-date dental technology, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras.

  • Compassionate care: We prioritize patient comfort and provide compassionate care to ensure your visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

  • Emergency services: We offer emergency dental services to provide prompt care when you need it most, including same-day appointments for urgent cases.

  • Comprehensive treatments: From fillings and root canals to extractions and crowns, we offer comprehensive treatments to address all your dental emergency needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do if I face a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?
    If you experience a dental emergency outside our regular office hours, please call our emergency line for assistance.
  • How do I know if my dental issue is an emergency?
    If you are experiencing excruciating pain, swelling, bleeding, or have a damaged tooth, it's best to seek emergency dental care. Contact us for guidance on your specific situation.
  • Can I walk in for emergency dental care, or I need an appointment?
    While we recommend calling ahead for an appointment, we accept walk-ins for emergency dental care.
  • Do you accept insurance for emergency dental services?
    Yes, we accept most dental insurance schemes. Please bring your insurance information with you to your appointment for verification.
  • What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
    If you knock out a tooth, gently rinse it with water; be careful not to remove any attached tissue. Place the tooth back in its socket or store it in milk or saliva until you can see a dentist.
  • How can I prevent dental emergencies?
    To prevent dental emergencies, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard during sports, avoid chewing complex objects, and see your dentist regularly for check-ups.
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