Treating dental emergencies throughout Quebec

Your oral health is the primary concern of the Lapointe Dental team.

If you have an oral problem that requires an emergency intervention by a dentist, our dental centre is available to answer your questions according to the following schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday, from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, from 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (emergency telephone service only)


Need to see a dentist in an emergency?

It all starts with a call to 1 800 527-6468. Outside of regular business hours, we invite you to leave your contact information on our phone system and a consultant will call you back as soon as our dental clinic is open to treat your emergency.

You live in Greater Montreal? The Saint-Leonard dental centre offers emergency services from Monday to Saturday. Give us a call at 1 800 527-6468.

While waiting to see a dentist for your emergency

Between now and your dental emergency appointment, here are some tips that may help you.

Do you have swelling or think you have an abscess in your mouth?

  • Mouthwash with warm salt water 4 times a day.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice to the face.

Do you have residue stuck between your teeth?

  • Use dental floss to try to remove it.
  • Contact us if you are unable to remove it.

Do you have a fractured tooth?

  • Gently clean the damaged area.
  • Do not chew in this area.
  • Maintain impeccable hygiene of that area (and the whole mouth)
  • Avoid temperature differences
  • Avoid sugary foods

Did you lose a tooth?

It is important to see your dentist urgently, because a tooth that has just been pulled is still alive.

How to save a tooth:

  • When picking up the tooth, it is important NOT to touch the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, clean it with a salt water solution and try to put it back in its hole in the mouth.
  • Do not wash it with tap water.
  • Once the tooth is back in place, bite down on something wet while you go to the dentist (this will preserve its condition).
  • If the tooth does not fit into its hole, do not force it. Place the tooth between your teeth and your cheek until you get to the dentist.

Did you bite your tongue or lip?

  • With a clean cloth, apply gentle pressure to decrease during 10 minutes and stop the bleeding.
  • If the area is swollen, relieve it with a cold water compress.

Contact us if bleeding persists.

You have bleeding gums?

Brush your teeth gently with an ultra soft toothbrush and mild toothpaste; food deposits and plaque irritate your gums and can cause bleeding.

Contact us if bleeding persists.

These tips are not a diagnosis and do not replace the opinion of your dentist.

Do you have a dental emergency?