Skip Navigation

Emergency Dentist in Yellowknife: Immediate Dental Care

You may encounter problems with your teeth and mouth at any point of the day. It may be a chipped, broken, or knocked out tooth, toothaches, or even jaw injuries. While some dental problems are emergencies requiring immediate attention, others are less urgent. All of these situations require that you see an emergency dentist soon, if not immediately. You should seek the help of your emergency dentist in Yellowknife to prevent permanent damage or total loss of the tooth.


At Frame Lake Family Dental, we ensure you aren’t putting your overall health at risk by providing immediate dentistry services for all kinds of dental emergencies. You can expect a timely response from our team, and we will make sure that one of our dentists is available to give you relief. Contact us for immediate response in case of emergencies.


Dental Emergencies


Dental emergencies can be frightening at times, but they are treatable by getting prompt attention at the right time. Our experienced and qualified dentists can provide relief for your pain and discomfort quickly and with utmost care.


We at Frame Lake Family Dental know that emergencies can occur at any time, and sometimes it might take you a lot of time to reach the dentist. It is even possible for you to confuse a general dental issue with an emergency. There are some practical measures that you can take before heading to the dental clinic for emergency dental care. The information below will help you determine the action you should take if you encounter any of these situations.

Knocked-Out Tooth

  1. This is a dental emergency. See a dentist as soon as possible. Call 867-669-0003 during the day or, after hours, call our Emergency Care Line at 867-669-1796 for all emergency dental treatment.
  2. Try to put the tooth back in place or hold it between the lip and the teeth. Contact a dentist.
  3. 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

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

  1. Use a towel or other soft item to keep your jaw from moving.
  2. Visit our hospital emergency room and contact our dentists at Frame Lake Family Dental.
  3. Keep holding your jaw from below on your way to our clinic.


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

  1. See your dentist as soon as possible.
  2. Tylenol or aspirin may alleviate pain.
  3. Do not use ice.
  4. Do not place aspirin on the tooth.

Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is generally considered a dental emergency and requires prompt attention from a dentist. But the urgency depends on the extent of the damage. Broken or fractured teeth range from mild to severe.

Minor Fracture
This is not an emergency. Make a dental appointment, as your dentists can smooth the damage.

Moderate Fracture
This includes damage to enamel, dentin and pulp.

  1. See your dentist as soon as possible.
  2. Place a piece of soft wax on the damaged tooth.

Severe Fracture

  1. This is a dental emergency. See a dentist as soon as possible. Call 867-669-0003 during the day or, after hours, call our Yellowknife Emergency Care Line at 867-669-1796.
  2. If you can apply soft wax, do so.

Mouth Sores
This is not an emergency. Mouth sores are usually an instance of minor irritation which can cause discomfort in eating or drinking.

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

Broken Braces or Wires 

Wires and braces can sometimes become loose or broken. In most cases, you do not require emergency attention.

  1. If you can easily remove the appliance, remove it.
  2. If you cannot remove the appliance easily, cover any sharp or protruding pieces with ortho wax; don't try to remove it.
  3. See your dentist soon, but this is not an emergency.

Broken Dental Appliance
This is not an emergency.

  1. Remove loose dentures and the parts of broken dentures.
  2. Bring all pieces with you when you see the dentist as soon as you can.
  3. Do not attempt to glue the appliance together.


Whatever the problem, it is important to contact your emergency dentist in Yellowknife as soon as possible.  At Frame Lake Family Dental in Yellowknife, we offer a range of emergency dental services.  Call us today at 867-996-0003 during the day or, after hours, call our emergency Care Line at 867-996-1796.Emergency Dentist in Yellowknife: Immediate Dental Care

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided here is for informational purposes only and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your physician/dentist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

Get Immediate Relief


The only difference between a saved tooth and a lost tooth is how quickly you can reach your dentist for treatment.

Book An Appointment

Frame Lake Family Dental

312c Old Airport Road

Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T3

Main: 867-669-0003

Emergencies: 867-669-1796

Fax: 867-669-0103

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Send to a friend

Send the url of this page to a friend of yours

Copyright Frame Lake Family Dental 2021 - Legal
Created by

Legal notice