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Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist in Vancouver

Call Now: (604)737-1023  – Book: Emergency Appointment

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? You have come to the right place. West Coast Smile is committed to providing prompt care to relieve your pain caused by oral problems. Our team of dental professionals, with decades of experience in dentistry, will address your immediate dental care needs and, if necessary, discuss long-term care solutions to address the root cause of your issue.

Emergency Dentist in Vancouver

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Timely Appointments: We prioritize your emergency by aiming to provide same-day or next-day care.
  • Comprehensive Services: From broken teeth to dental infections, we handle a variety of urgent dental issues.
  • Expert and Compassionate Care: Our highly experienced team, led by Dr. David Cheng ensures a professional and comforting environment during your emergency treatment.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Here at West Coast Smile, our emergency dentist can help address the following urgent dental issues:

  • Persistent toothaches unrelieved by over-the-counter medication
  • Severely broken teeth needing extraction
  • Pain or bleeding due to a broken or dislodged tooth
  • Discomfort or nerve exposure from damaged fillings, crowns, bridges, or dentures
  • Unstoppable mouth bleeding after 15 minutes of applied pressure
  • Swelling in the face, mouth, or neck that hinders breathing, swallowing, or seeing
  • Soft tissue injuries in the mouth including gums, tongue, cheeks, or lips
  • Fever, pus, or bad odor from a dental abscess or infection

Note: Please visit the nearest hospital or call 911 immediately for life-threatening emergencies.

Book Your Emergency Appointment

In pain and need help? Contact West Coast Smile, your reliable emergency dentist in Vancouver. Reach out during our hours for quick and caring dental solutions or fill out the appointment request form and we will contact you. While we’re not open 24/7, we strive to respond same-day/next-day for calls or appointment requests received during our operational hours. Here are our hours: Monday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Wednesday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. | Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Sunday: Closed

Emergency Appointment Form

Fill out the form below to request your appointment. We’ll be in touch ASAP.

    Dental Emergency FAQs

    A dental emergency involves any oral health issue that causes significant discomfort or pain, such as uncontrollable bleeding, severe pain, infections, swelling in the mouth or face, or trauma to the mouth and jaw. If you experience these symptoms, visit West Coast Smile in Vancouver promptly.

    Call West Coast Smile at (604) 737-1023 to check availability for same-day or next-day appointments for urgent dental care. You can also submit an online appointment request, and we will contact you to schedule your visit as soon as possible.

    Yes, West Coast Smile is open on Saturdays and strives to accommodate emergency appointments on the same day or the next day. We offer a comprehensive range of emergency dental services.

    For life-threatening or unbearable dental emergencies, immediate care at a hospital may be necessary. For life-threatening situations, please call 911.

    The cost for a limited emergency exam for one issue, including one x-ray, is $100. The emergency exam lasts up to 30 minutes. Please note that treatment costs, if required, are extra and vary based on the nature of the dental issue.

    Rinsing with warm salt water or hydrogen peroxide can temporarily ease a toothache. Remove any trapped food particles with gentle flossing and consider over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen. Book an appointment at West Coast Smile for urgent care to address the cause of your pain.

    Tooth Knocked Out

    This is a dental emergency
    See us 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 then contact us.

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


    See us, 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 an appointment with us, as your dentist we can smooth the damage, but this is not a dental emergency.

    Broken Tooth - Moderate Fracture

    See our emergency 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.

    Contact us to 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 us for a follow up.

    Broken Braces or Wires

    See us 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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