Emergency Dentistry Vaughan

While preventing dental injuries is key to health and safety, dental emergencies do happen and are often unavoidable. With children in particular, a sense of panic can set in, and immediate emergency service is desirable. The important thing is to seek professional services from a dentist who specializes. For emergency dental services in Vaughan, the Mackenzie Dental Centre provides prompt, professional dentistry for emergencies of all types, and for the entire family.

Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is available throughout the week, and regularly with later hours.

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Monday – Tuesday    9AM - 8PM

Wednesday                   9AM - 5PM

Thursday                         8AM - 5PM

Friday                                7AM - 1PM

Saturday                          8AM - 3PM

Sunday                              Closed

Different types of dental emergencies

Dental emergencies present in numerous forms, and when children are involved, there’s more worry and concern - it’s just natural. For emergency dental services in Vaughan, Dr. Pedvis can treat a wide range of emergencies, and can provide the urgent care that’s needed immediately.

  •   A cracked or chipped tooth
  •   A tooth that’s knocked-out
  •   Tooth injuries from sports 
  •   Badly bitten tongue or lips
  •   An excruciating toothache
  •   Object stuck between teeth

For unexpected accidents, mishaps, and emergencies, it’s absolutely critical to call an emergency dentist

And in most situations, immediate care and attention is essential for a good outcome. In the Vaughan, Maple and Woodbridge area, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis and his dental team provide emergency dentistry in a timely and efficient manner. Whether it’s a tooth gone “bad” or a sports injury, immediate care is key.

Dental emergencies occur for a variety of reasons, and with various symptoms. And when pain is associated, everyone has a different threshold. For some patients, a simple toothache might well qualify as an emergency. Here, it would be important to call the dentist, because it may be more serious than not. At the same time, a chipped or broken tooth would definitely be an emergency.

The most common types of teeth injuries from sports

While getting hurt in sports is sometimes inevitable, a sports injury that involves the teeth and mouth is whole different thing. The good news is that modern dentistry can repair and restore many of the most common injuries. With professional attention, the outcomes are promising.

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A cracked tooth, or fractured tooth, is probably the most common sports injury. This injury is dramatically increased when participants don't wear mouth guards. With immediate care, teeth can be physically repaired and restored. Without - long-term problems can develop quickly.


When a tooth injury is serious, it can cause a fractured root. Sometimes, fractures are invisible, and if left unattended can develop into infection. The sooner a root fracture receives attention, the better (like root canal therapy). Anything less could potentially lead to future tooth loss.


In sports, and especially with a serious blow, a tooth can be driven into the jawbone. Although this injury is less common, a tooth intrusion still requires emergency care. As it is, this type of injury is more common in children, and with their primary teeth, simply because of structure.

Identify the dental problem, assess the damage and initiate repairs

The idea with emergency dentistry is to identify the nature of the problem, assess the inherent damage, and initiate the necessary repairs. For example, a tooth knocked out in a sports incident might have two possible outcomes. With urgent emergency treatment, the tooth can actually be “saved”. However, if there are hours of inattention, chances of “saving” the tooth are diminished.

For patients with something foreign stuck in their teeth, emergency dentistry may not be urgent, but dental attention is highly recommended. The aim is to diagnose the situation quickly, and to treat accordingly – after all, the sooner a treatment begins, the better the outcomes. The fact is, an experienced emergency dentist, along with a good dental team, can make a big difference.

Sometimes, an emergency situation is all about relieving excruciating pain for the short term, and getting ready for follow-up treatment. But regardless of the cause or symptom, emergency dental care doesn’t necessary have to be from the regular family dentist. It needs to be from the dentist who can provide the most timely urgent care possible. And of course, time is of the essence.

Beyond a situation where pain is a factor, many patients get anxious and concerned with a dental emergency. This is where a reliable emergency dentist can be an advantage – someone to call for advice, for an action plan, even for a suggestion to go directly to the hospital. All patient questions are relevant, and a reliable dentist will be only too happy to provide the appropriate answers.

Today, in professional dentistry, there is some debate about what is and what isn’t an emergency. However, for an ailing patient, the definition doesn’t really matter, and a better dentist recognizes that attending to patient distress is the priority. To be sure, a broken bridge or cracked crown can certainly qualify for emergency dental care, including all of the repairs and restoration work.

Dental emergencies - whether in the home or on the rugby field - are an unexpected occurrence. It’s one of the better reasons to have a good family dentist – a professional who can be relied on for emergency dental care when required. At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis can respond quickly to urgent need, and can provide the necessary treatment to address the issue.

About Mackenzie Dental Centre

The Mackenzie Dental Centre offers a wide range of services - from urgent care and emergencies, to cosmetic, to restorative. Treatments and procedures are personalized to suit the needs of each patient. The clinic employs state-of-the-art medical technology and remains at the forefront of modern dentistry, so that patients receive the highest quality of dental care.

As every patient is unique, the aim at the Mackenzie Dental Centre is to provide personal service. This includes everything from semi-annual dental examinations, to professional teeth whitening, to more complex procedures like implants and dentures. In addition, Dr. Pedvis offers root canal treatment, and where necessary, comprehensive full mouth reconstruction.

Many patients have found the clinic to be distinctively different. The environment is somewhat  “spa-like” allowing for an atmosphere that is both soothing and relaxing. This is particularly important for patients (adults and children) who may have some previous anxieties. For the kids, the interactive KID-ZONE will keep them fully pre-occupied and carefree.

The Mackenzie Dental Centre offers extended clinic hours, as well as weekend availability, for patients who might require the flexibility, and for those unanticipated emergencies where urgent care is needed.

Dr. Lloyd Pedvis

Dr. Pedvis is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Dentistry. He attended the University of Montreal's residency program in 1992, and has been in a private practice since then. Dr. Pedvis spent the first years of practice in the Ottawa area, and now serves the Woodbridge area through the Mackenzie Dental Centre. 

A member of the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association, Dr. Pedvis is also a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Of interest to a good number of patients is the Moderate Sedation that Dr. Pedvis can offer, especially for patients who may have some inherent anxieties.

Dr. Pedvis makes use of the latest medical technologies, along with the most advanced treatments and procedures available today. When it comes to emergencies and accidents, the focus is always on immediate diagnosis and appropriate follow-up. And this is where the Mackenzie Dental team is so integral to the cause.

With most dental emergencies, the Mackenzie Dental Centre can provide urgent care for children and adults alike. The clinic is well prepared to handle emergencies, and Dr. Pedvis always does his best to provide immediate care and attention. Where additional follow-up is required, this too is professionally managed.

Patients throughout Vaughan Region can rely on Dr. Pedvis and his proficient dental team for a high standard of dental care. Beyond urgent care and emergencies, new patients and walk-ins are welcome at the new clinic facility in Woodbridge. Located conveniently at Highway 400 and Major Mackenzie Drive, the clinic offers ample parking and wheelchair access. Dr. Pedvis is now serving Woodbridge, Vaughan and Maple. For more information, or to book an appointment call the clinic directly at 905-417-8700, or visit the website at

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

Josh Katz

Dr. Pedvis and his staff are absolutely wonderful! My family and I are so happy that we have found him. He is absolutely amazing with young children. Both my kids needed work done and he was very gentle and patient. Both of them left his office happy and with great smiles! We are very happy we switched to Dr. Pedvis.

Holly D.

Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

Dorothy McMahon

I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr. Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentists prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains an equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

Christopher Omiecinski

I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

Melissa Lombardo

Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff, as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

Cameron A. M. Muir

Dr. Pedvis was so amazing! I can't say enough good things about him. Not only did he get me in quickly for a root canal (replying on a Sunday to my plea for help!). He was so great about addressing my pain and understanding my irrational fear. His follow up after the root canal was absolutely amazing! I was shocked at his follow through and care for his patients even after the procedure. I would recommend him to anyone in need of dental work.

Nancy B.


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