Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Brampton, Ontario

In some cases, you can avoid dental damage and tooth decay with healthy habits, but when unexpected damage or decay occurs and you’re in need of urgent car, the Torbram Dental team in Brampton is here to help with emergency dentistry services. In some cases, we’ll be able to see you right away, and we are always happy to walk you through pain management and first aid steps you can take to remain comfortable until you reach our office. If you have questions or you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our Brampton dental office as soon as possible. We’ll get to work helping you to renew your oral health, so you can get the smile back on your face as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, one of our team members will be happy to help you with managing your symptoms, but below, you’ll find out more information about how to respond to some of the most frequent dental emergencies.

Knocked Out Tooth

If you’ve lost a tooth, the best option is to replace it in the vacated socket. Rinse out your mouth and clean off the tooth with cool water. Then, simply replace the tooth. Bite down on a piece of gauze or clean cloth to hold the tooth in place. If you can’t replace the tooth, store it in a container of milk or water until you reach our office.

Damaged Tooth

If your tooth is damaged, retrieve any large pieces that break away and bring them to your appointment. To protect your surrounding teeth and oral structures, cover any sharp points with orthodontic wax.

Toothache or Dental Sensitivity

If you’re experiencing severe toothache or lingering sensitivity to heat or cold, you may need root canal therapy. This procedure is necessary when tooth decay or damage accesses the innermost layer of the tooth, the pulp, where the tooth’s nerve is housed. We can remove the pulp and nerve tissue and place a dental crown to fully repair the lost form and function of your smile.

Foreign Object Stuck Between Teeth

If you have food or other items stuck between teeth, use floss to gently remove the item. You can also brush the area around the stuck item, but don’t use sharp tools as you may unintentionally damage surrounding teeth and soft tissues.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

There are some habits you can improve and oral hygiene techniques you change to limit your risk for dental emergencies. Some tips to keep in mind include:

  • Brush teeth for at least two minutes at a time twice a day
  • Floss teeth at least once each day
  • Visit the dentist every six months for dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Don’t use teeth to open packages or crack nuts
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice or fingernails
  • Protect your smile by wearing athletic mouthguards and oral appliances for teeth grinding

Emergency Dentistry FAQs


Although you probably never expect one to happen to you, dental emergencies are quite common. If you’re one of the unlucky few who need immediate treatment, do you know what to do? If you’re like many people, you probably have several questions. Don’t waste valuable time looking for the answers. Contact your emergency dentist in Brampton right away. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we’re asked to help ease any apprehensions.

Should I go to the hospital or emergency dentist?

When the unexpected strikes, your first instinct might be to head to the closest hospital, but that may not be the best option. Emergency departments can prescribe antibiotics and pain medications; however, they can’t address the underlying issue. Instead, it’s always best to contact your dentist unless you have a medical emergency or suspect a broken jaw.

Can I wait to see an emergency dentist?

No one has time for an unplanned trip to their dentist, but don’t wait to get the care you need. If you delay treatment for too long, you might lose your tooth. It’s best to see your dentist as soon as possible to restore a healthy smile while stopping your pain. Don’t worry, we know your time is valuable. Besides flexible office hours, we also use the latest advancements in dentistry to streamline your care without compromising the results.

Is it better to have my tooth extracted?

Extracting a problematic tooth will eliminate the issue at the source, but it opens the door to a long list of new complications. Every tooth is essential to a healthy, functional smile. If you lose even one, you have a heightened risk of cavities, gum disease, and even additional tooth loss. Instead, it’s best to save your tooth whenever possible. If there aren’t any viable treatments and an extraction is in your best interest, we’ll explain your replacement options, like a dental implant.

How much will an emergency visit cost?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set fee for emergency care because the cost is based on your specific treatment. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your consultation and discuss the fees associated with your plan. Our office accepts several payment options, including traditional methods and third-party financing. We will help you find the solutions you need to rehabilitate your smile without breaking the bank.

Can I use my dental insurance?

Every policy differs; however, most dental insurance plans offer some coverage for emergency services. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms for reimbursement. We’ll explain how your benefits are being used and if you owe a remaining balance. If you have any concerns about your coverage or paying for your visit, a member of our team will help you find the affordable solutions you need, so the fear of a large dental bill doesn’t deter you from getting the care you need.

Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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