Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Emergencies can be seen same-day. Oral & Maxillofacial problems can be painful, especially when you have an emergency or the pain comes on suddenly and acutely.
At BC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we can see Oral & Maxillofacial emergencies same-day, and to get you the treatment you need.
Your Emergency Consultation
We will try to schedule your emergency appointment swiftly, during or out of working hours. In most cases, we are able to provide an emergency appointment on the same-day, however in some cases we might only be able to schedule your appointment the following day
Following scheduling an emergency appointment online, call us on 57785512 to confirm your appointment date and time
If you are experiencing an emergency situation during a time that you are unable to reach us, in the case of a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room for treatment.
Oral & Maxillofacial problems that require immediate attention
Facial injuries happen all the time, and not just to kids. Some injuries can wait, and others can’t, so how do you know when to drop everything and get help?
If you have severe pain, bleeding, swelling or other signs of infection, broken teeth or trouble moving your jaw, don’t wait to get help.
Contact BC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery immediately as some injuries need immediate attention to avoid further damage
If you experience any of these problems, call us immediately or schedule online for an emergency appointment:
- Knocked-out or loose tooth after an injury
- A chipped, cracked or broken tooth that causes pain
- Bitten/cut tongue or cheek
- Injuries to the tongue, cheeks, gums or lips
- Injuries to the Jaw, Cheeks, Mouth or face
- A painful, throbbing toothache that radiates to the jaw, ear and neck
- Jaw Fractures
- Intra-oral/Facial Lacerations
- A toothache with a fever and / or swollen lymph nodes in your neck
- Tooth or Gum Abscess
Here’s a summary of how to handle some common injuries
While you are waiting for your Emergency consultation, below are some tips on how to handle common emergency injuries
Contact us as soon as possible, and if you have the pieces of broken tooth, bring them with you to your appointment.
If that proves difficult, put the tooth in a cup of milk or salt water to preserve it and contact us immediately.
Infections are serious conditions, and if left untreated tissue and surrounding teeth can be damaged.
If you suspect an infection, rinse your mouth with salt water and contact us as soon as possible.
Be sure to contact your Oral Surgeon. However, if you can’t reach your doctor, and the bleeding doesn’t stop, continue to apply pressure and go to the hospital emergency room.
These fractures need immediate attention. Contact us, if you have any of the symptoms listed here – or if you suspect a fracture.
- Bruising, swelling and tenderness along the jaw or below the ear
- Misalignment in the bite, meaning your teeth don’t fit together properly
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Trouble chewing and swallowing
- Numbness in your lower lip or chin
- Jaw pain that doesn’t go away
- Double vision or numbness in the face or jaw area
- Swollen eyelids or sunken eyes
There’s no reason to panic, but have it looked at right away to ensure you don’t cause further damage and complicate your treatment.
If necessary, go directly to the emergency room and then call us, as some fractures can have life-threatening complications if not treated right away.
Schedule an Emergency Appointment
Toothaches can start small and worsen quickly. Accidents can happen at any time, and we often face dental emergencies at times when finding an open dental office is challenging, like after business hours, late at night or over the weekend.
Most dental pain or trauma does not require immediate emergency dental work. However, there are extreme circumstances where an emergency Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is needed for care and treatment.
Whatever the situation, BC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can help alleviate your pain and discomfort and help prevent permanent damage or bone loss.