Emergency Dental Services

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Dental emergencies are a very painful and scary event. In most cases, teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding, eating hard foods. An immediate treatment is always required to alleviate pain and ensure your teeth have the best possible dental care and the best chance of survival.

Let’s face reality, for most people being at a dental office is just not an enjoying experience. That’s why at Sunrise Village Dental on East Hastings St in Vancouver, we offer sedation options for people who are nervous and are undergoing major dental surgeries. It’s very safe and induces a relaxed state wherein you can forget all about your worries and stress while we undertake of your dental emergencies. The best part is that while even if you are awake for parts of the procedure, you will be so relaxed and this may help with future visits.

Call us immediately if you have any of the following:

  1. Broken or chipped tooth
  2. Any signs of Toothache
  3. Lost filling/Abscessed Tooth
  4. Sensitivity to hot/cold temperature
  5. Emergency to teeth/jaw region

Don’t wait until you have a dental emergency. Please call our dental clinic in Vancouver at any signs of trauma to your teeth at (604) 253-2433.

Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:

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  1. For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the CDA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to Sunrise Village Dental Clinic right away.
  2. For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.
  3. If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.
  4. For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
  5. For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit our East Vancouver Dental Office on East Hastings St or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:

  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
  • Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
  • Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

At Sunrise Village Dental, our Hastings St. Dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call our Vancouver Dental Office at (604) 253-2433 and provide as much detail as possible about your dental emergency.

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  • Hi. My teeth really hurt. First it started out with my gums and teeth being itchy and sore. Now it’s really being sore and hurting. I know I need fillings, etc. I’m wonder if I can get some sedation, to get my teeth done. I’m on disability. On welfare. But idk. If being a status. I’m First nation. If my medical coverage, plan covers that?!!! Please help. Please call me at 604-396-6355 asap. Thx u. I’m in PAIN. NEED HELP

    • Hi Lois, I’m sincerely sorry for the late reply. Were you able to get help? If not, please call us or swing by our office for a free consultation. Our dental office is located in Vancouver on Hastings Street at 2538 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6, Canada or call our dental clinic at (604) 253-2433.

  • I have a crack teeth in my molar and I am really uncomfortable about this. Can these cause me a bad breath? and can solve it from pulling the old damage teeth.

    • Yes, it’s possible to cause bad breath if the tooth is infected or if there is a cavity. Keep in mind that there are many other reasons for bad breath. Come in for a free consultation and we’ll be better able to help you.

  • i have a broken tooth and now starting to feel pain…. does MSP cover this ?

  • I need serious work done my teeth there’s a lot of decay and pain happening quite often, had one tooth removed already in Alberta, but it is quite costly to have things I need done ,I would like to save as many teeth as I can. I’m looking for a dentist that’s more affordable and possibly offers a payment plan. Also the cost of the exam thank you.

    • If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort, please give us a call at your earliest convenience so we can book you in. We are located at 2538 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada and our telephone number is (604) 253-2433.

  • My tooth has recently just split into 3 quarters, and the remaining half of the tooth is still in contact, since the third chip had fallen out earlier Sunday morning. it has been throbbing, causing an uncomfortable headache, and tenderness of the gums… it was bleeding earlier, the pain is discomforting and causing a bad headache what should I do?

    • Please come to our dental office asap so we can assess the situation and provide you with painkillers for the headache.

  • My son who will be 19 on Tuesday oct 9 broke his back molar and is in a lot of pain. We were on healthy kids but that ran out Dec. 2016
    I was in a very bad accident July 2016 (was hit by a car as a pedestrian) I had to learn to walk again and I have a double concussion.. My dental benefits ran out in February( been at the liquor board for many yrs) do you people have any type of payment plan?? We had it assessed he needs a root canal..or a filling? Help.

    • Hi Natalie, sorry for the delayed reply. Please contact or come into our office and let’s see if we can work something out. Just make sure you describe your situation to one of our receptionist.

  • I had a dental emergency and Dr. Dhir and his team was quick to help me save my tooth. I just wanted to give a shout-out to the team at Sunrise Village Dental. Highly recommend this place. Professional and caring. Thanks!

  • I play volleyball at Templeton Secondary School and I got my tooth knocked out yesterday colliding with a teammate. Well, not really knocked out, but pretty loose. What should I do?

    • Hi Brian, Thanks for reaching out to us. If the tooth is loose, please give us a call first thing tomorrow morning so we can book you in for further evaluation. For now, take some over the counter painkillers but talk to your parents first before doing so.

      • Thanks, I will. And I’ll definitely talk to my parents.

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