When to Find an Emergency Dentist in Collingwood

So, you’re experiencing issues with your oral health; but at what point do you start searching for an Emergency Dentist in Collingwood? At Collingwood Family Dental, we do our best to educate our patients on the signs and symptoms of a Dental Emergency, so they know when to give us a call. For those who are not patients at our clinic, we recommend reading through the rest of this article to help educate yourself on the signs and symptoms of a Dental Emergency.


What is a Dental Emergency?

An Emergency Dental appointment is scheduled when a patient is in need of immediate dental care. These appointments are prioritized by our Dental Clinic and are used as an Examination to assess the issue at hand. While ‘treatment’ cannot always be provided at this appointment due to time constraints, the Examination allows the Dentist to find the root cause of the issue and make a plan to address it.

If there is time in the schedule, or if treatment is needed immediately for the safety of the patient, our team will do our best to provide treatment at the appointment. However, it will depend on the availability of the Dentist and their schedule.


What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency?

We now know what a Dental Emergency appointment is and how it works, but what are the signs and symptoms of a Dental Emergency? Not all dental issues require immediate dental care within the next 72 hours. There are often sensitivities or issues that are common to experience, especially after receiving dental treatment such as fillings, cleanings, root canals, or extractions. However, there are also symptoms that should not be ignored and treatment should be sought immediately.

Here are the common Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency:

  • Severe Aches or Numbness in Oral Cavity

  • Oral Swelling or Infection

  • Excessive Bleeding in Gums

  • Broken or Cracked Teeth

  • Knocked Out Tooth

  • Lost Filling, Crown, or Bridge

  • Broken Orthodontic Wire or Appliance

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, be sure to give us a call (or any Emergency Dentist Near You).


When should you call an Emergency Dentist in Collingwood?

You should definitely be seeking emergency dental help when experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms. It’s better to be sure about your issue rather than guessing if it’s okay or not. Our team is trained in handling dental emergencies and would be happy to walk you through the process of finding the right help.


If you do call an Emergency Dentist in Collingwood and are unable to reach them due to time or other constraints, you should consider visiting the local emergency room – especially for signs of Swelling and Infections. Calling your own local dentist to see if they are able to address your Dental Emergency is always a great first step.


Emergency Dentistry at Collingwood Family Dental

At Collingwood Family Dental, Dr. Sarah McVey and her team do their best to make Dental Emergencies a priority. This means Dental Emergencies are typically seen within the next 3 clinic days. Dr. Sarah is currently welcoming new patients and families to her practice, including those seeking Emergency Dental Care in Collingwood and the surrounding areas.

If you’re not from Collingwood, Dr. Sarah still welcomes you to the practice – including those from Wasaga Beach, The Blue Mountains, Stayner, Thornbury, and all surrounding areas.


How to Schedule an Emergency Dental Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sarah for a Dental Emergency Examination, there are multiple ways to book.

  1. Give us a call at 705-532-9930
  2. Email us at [email protected]

While there is an option for Booking Online, we recommend give us a call as we are often able to ‘squeeze’ Dental Emergency patients into the upcoming schedule.


Here are a few of our recent blogs discussing Dental Emergency topics:

Finding an Emergency Dentist Near You Ahead of Time

The Most Common Dental Emergencies and Symptoms

Who is At Risk for a Dental Emergency? Why Your Oral Health is Essential