Our extraordinary dental team is dedicated to ensuring that we not only meet your expectations but also exceed them when you visit our Kitsilano dentists, Dr. David Cheng and Dr. Jeffrey Norden in the Vancouver area.

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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergency Vancouver

Phone: (604)737-1023

Call our dental office, if you are an EXISTING patient of Westcoast Smile Dental Clinic and have a dental emergency

Press 3 after the introduction, you will be transferred to Dr. David Cheng or Dr. Jeffrey Norden. Please leave a message with your name, the time you called, a telephone number where you can be reached, and the nature of the dental emergency.

Please note: if you are NOT a patient of the practice, we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we can’t guarantee appointment availability.

You may encounter problems with your teeth and mouth. The information below will help you determine the action you should take. Some dental problems are emergencies, requiring immediate attention, and others are less urgent. All of these situations require that you see your dentist soon, if not immediately.

Tooth Knocked Out

This is a dental emergency
See a dentist as soon as possible. Try to put the tooth back in place or hold it between the lip and the teeth. Contact a dentist. If you cannot hold the tooth in place, keep the tooth in a container of milk. If milk isn’t available, use water. Do not handle the tooth unnecessarily.

Acute Jaw Injury

Go to the closest hospital emergency room and contact your dentist.

If you cannot move your jaw, or it hurts when you close your mouth normally, your jaw may be broken, fractured or dislocated.


See your local Vancouver dentist as soon as possible.

There are many possible reasons for a toothache – do not ignore tooth pain. It will often worsen and become more difficult to treat.

  • Tylenol or aspirin may alleviate pain.
  • Do not use ice.
  • Do not place aspirin on the tooth.

Broken Tooth - Minor Fracture

Broken or fractured teeth range from mild to severe.

Make a dental appointment, as your dentist can smooth the damage, but this is not a dental emergency.

Broken Tooth - Moderate Fracture

See your Vancouver dentist as soon as possible.

Includes damage to enamel, dentin, and pulp. Place a piece of soft wax on the damaged tooth.

Broken Tooth - Severe Fracture

This is a dental emergency.

See your Vancouver dentist immediately. If you can apply soft wax, do so.

Mouth Sores

This is not a dental emergency.

Apply an over-the-counter treatment such as Oragel or ask your pharmacist for an appropriate product. If sores persist, see your Vancouver dentist.

Broken Braces or Wires

See your dentist soon, but this is not a dental emergency.

If you can easily remove the appliance, remove it. If you cannot remove the appliance easily, cover any sharp or protruding pieces with cotton or wax, don’t try to remove it.

Broken Denture, Bridge or Plate

This is not an emergency.

Bring all pieces with you when you see the dentists as soon as you can. Do not attempt to glue the appliance together yourself.

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