Emergency Dentist – Mississauga, ON

We’re Here When You Need Us

Whether your child suffers a knocked-out tooth while playing sports or you suddenly wake with a throbbing toothache, it’s reassuring to know you have a team of dentists you can turn to when you need it most. We offer same-day emergency dental appointments so you and your family can be treated in a timely manner. No matter the type of injury, Family Dental Care will quickly work to alleviate painful symptoms before addressing the underlying cause. If you need emergency assistance, contact us today.

Why Choose Family Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Multiple Dentists Available to Help
  • Flexible Appointments for Your Convenience

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman touching her cheek in pain while talking to dentist

When experiencing a dental emergency, you are encouraged to call our office and alert us to your situation as soon as possible. While some injuries are more time-sensitive than others, we are equipped to listen to your problem, determine the severity of your injury, and provide helpful at-home tips you can use while waiting to see one of our qualified dentists.

Once you arrive, we will quickly walk you back to a treatment room where we will begin to examine the problem area. If digital X-rays are necessary, you can expect us to capture these images to obtain a more thorough view of your oral cavity. We will then work to alleviate any symptoms of pain before crafting a personalized treatment plan to address the underlying problem. Offering one or more recommend services, we will listen to your concerns and ensure the cost of your treatment coincides with your budget.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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There are many types of dental emergencies; however, there are some that are more common than others. While some patients may not view their injuries as “urgent,” you should never brush off pain, swelling, bleeding, damage, or decay, as it can worsen over time and lead to serious and complex dental procedures.




Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold


Lost Filling
or Crown



Gums, Lips or
Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or

Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The cost of emergency dentistry is different for each patient. Because no two injuries are alike, we are required to provide a thorough examination before creating a personalized plan that outlines the necessary treatments to repair and restore your smile. Our team will consider several factors before establishing a cost estimate, which we will discuss during your initial appointment. If you need help to maximize your dental benefits, we will be happy to assist.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman in dental chair holding her cheek in pain

It’s comforting to know you have a team of professionals ready to help when a dental emergency occurs, but it’s far better if you’re proactive in keeping them from happening in the first place. You can take appropriate steps to minimize your risk for chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth by following the various tips our team can provide. In doing so, you will enjoy a damage-free smile year-round.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Since dental emergencies happen more rarely, it’s very common for patients to feel even more overwhelmed when they do occur. The good news is that our team is only a phone call away to answer any questions you have or schedule an appointment for you to visit one of our dedicated dentists. You’re also welcome to read on to learn the answers to FAQs about emergency dentistry!

Will my toothache go away on its own?

If your toothache has persisted for more than 24 hours, you’re experiencing a sharp pain when biting down, your gums are bleeding, or there are other abnormal dental symptoms present, then it’s likely that dental damage is the root of the problem. Unfortunately, tooth decay, gum disease, and the like will NOT go away on their own, so “waiting it out” is not the solution. Instead, you should call our team, explain your symptoms, and schedule a time to come in for an exam.

What if I can’t afford emergency dentistry?

Now that you know you can’t “wait out” a toothache, you might be wondering, “But what if I can’t afford emergency dentistry?” The good news is that we offer several financial solutions, including dental insurance and flexible financing. As a result, essential restorative care can fit into nearly every budget.

It’s also important that we mention here that trying to put off getting the care you need will only make the situation worse. After all, if caught early on, we can treat a cavity with a small filling. If the decay is left alone to progress, then a dental crown, root canal treatment, or even tooth extraction may be necessary instead. In that way, visiting us benefits your smile and your wallet.

Can the emergency room remove a tooth?

It’s very rare for hospitals to have dentists on staff. That’s why you should call your dentist instead of going to the ER. Of course, the exception is if you’re experiencing a potentially life-threatening symptom (i.e., uncontrollable bleeding, difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing).

My chipped tooth doesn’t hurt. Do I still need to visit?

Even if your chipped tooth doesn’t hurt, you need to schedule an appointment with us. That way, we can make sure it’s not at risk of splitting further or becoming infected.

Can super glue be used to repair broken dentures?

No, you cannot use super glue to repair broken dentures. Not only is this a short-term solution at best, but it also contains toxins that are not safe to ingest. So, using this (or any other household adhesive) is not recommended. If your denture breaks, the best thing to do is call us ASAP.

What does chronic bad breath mean?

If your diet is filled with garlic, onions, and other pungent foods, then changing what you eat may be the solution. However, if the odor persists even after brushing your teeth or chewing on gum, then an untreated oral health issue may be the source. In that case, you should schedule an appointment with us, even if your biannual checkup is still a few months away.