As a dental office, we are big believers that good communication is a must in order to build strong doctor-patient relationships. Dental Works on Cornwall strives to be your choice for all of your dental needs.
With each treatment, we will clearly discuss your current condition and provide different choices to best suit your needs and lifestyle. We also always encourage open communication. Should you have any questions or concerns along the way, we hope you will always feel comfortable addressing them with our team.
Listed below are some helpful patient resources:
Here are some common dental emergencies and how to handle them.TOOTHACHE Call our office and explain your symptoms. We will see you the same day whenever possible. For discomfort, you may take over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you, but do not put the pills on your sore tooth. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse instead of better. CHIPPED OR BROKEN TOOTH Broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call our office and explain what happened. We will see you promptly. If it’s a small break, we may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown (also called a cap). KNOCKED OUT TOOTH If the knocked-out tooth is an adult (or permanent) tooth, we may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within 10 minutes, it has a fair chance of taking root again. After 2 hours, the chances are poor. If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its place (its socket). If this is not possible, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk. Come to our office, or to the nearest dentist, right away. If you get help within ten minutes, there is a fair chance that the tooth will take root again. BADLY BITTEN LIP OR TONGUE If there is bleeding, press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth to do this. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to Emergency at a hospital right away. SOMETHING STUCK BETWEEN TEETH First, try using dental floss, very gently and carefully, to remove the object. Never poke between your teeth with a pin or similar sharp, pointy object; it can cut your gums or scratch the tooth surface. If you can’t get the object out, call us to schedule an appointment. LOST FILLING Put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will protect the area for a short period of time. Call us to set up an appointment as soon as possible. Courtesy of the Canadian Dental Association
COVID Treatment Consent Forms
We Are Excited To Let You Know That We Are Re-Open And Will Be Resuming Non-Essential And Elective Dental Treatment On June 8, 2020.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. We have been following the Directives from the Ministry of Health and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario very closely. Our office follows and often exceeds infection control standards set by our governing College and the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Branch of Public Health Ontario to ensure that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. Here are some specific changes that you will be seeing when it is time for your next appointment:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you safe in our practice. We remain committed partners in your oral health and recognize that you may need dental care that has been delayed because of the province-wide shutdown. To make an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (905) 842-5051.
We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Dr. Rafia Piracha and your Team at Dental Works on Cornwall