Dental Hygiene Clinic

Dental Emergencies

Have a broken tooth, a toothache, or severe tooth pain? CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire has a dental emergency service with same-day care so you can get relief, fast!

We treat emergencies

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a sudden change in your oral health that requires fast action to eliminate symptoms.

Tooth pain is a major symptom of dental emergencies. Unfortunately, painkillers don’t do much for tooth pain so you should see a dentist quickly instead of waiting for it to get better on its own.

Dental emergencies always seem to happen at the wrong times, especially Saturdays, holidays, and vacations! So don’t wait until you’re in agony to come see our on-call dentist. 

We offer appointments the same day or within 24 hours from 7 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Clinique Hygiène Dentaire offers emergency dental care in Geneva, Lausanne, Meyrin, and Yverdon.

Accidents are another type of dental emergency. Falling off your scooter or taking a hit to the face can break one or more teeth. 

Even if your teeth aren’t visibly broken, we strongly recommend making an emergency appointment with a dentist and reporting the accident to your insurance.

Remember that your basic insurance plan will cover any accident-related treatment costs if you and your dentist report the accident correctly.

What kinds of problems count as dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies that require immediate attention from an on-call dentist include:

Tooth abscesses

A tooth abscess is an infection characterized by pus build-up in the tissue around your teeth. The area around the affected tooth may be red or hot and you may feel tired or even develop a fever.

In most cases, we need to drain the abscess from the outside of your gum or by drilling a small cavity in the top of your tooth.

Bleeding gums

Just like bleeding anywhere else on your body, bleeding gums mean something is wrong.
They are usually caused by inflammation from tartar build-up under your gums, so a thorough cleaning and improved home care should cure them.
In some cases, however, bleeding may be caused by more serious issues like infections, deep cavities, or wisdom teeth that are unable to erupt. That’s why it’s important to make an emergency appointment with one of our dentists as soon as you notice bleeding.

Broken teeth

Broken teeth require fast, robust restoration to prevent further damage, keep food from getting trapped in the cavity, and ensure that the sharp edges don’t injure your tongue or mouth.

Locked jaws

In some cases, a locked jaw is caused by moving the wrong way and your dentist can reposition your jaw with a simple manipulation.
In other cases, it is due to a limited ability to open your mouth. This is usually caused by a wisdom tooth infection leading to temporary muscle paralysis.


Whether you broke or simply bruised one or more teeth, an emergency appointment is essential so we can examine your teeth and repair any damage. We’ll also take care of the paperwork to report your accident so your LAMAL insurance will cover all of your visits and treatment due to the accident.

Lost fillings

Lost fillings are extremely common. They require an effective, long-lasting, and attractive restoration after we carefully clean the tooth. We never use gray fillings at CHD!

Broken orthodontic appliances

Broken orthodontic appliances that cause injuries due to irritation are a classic dental emergency. Our orthodontists and dentists will see you the same day for a quick fix. Whether that means cementing a bracket, cutting a wire, or removing an irritant, our dentists are here for you!


Pain is the number one symptom that brings emergency patients in to see us. It’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.

Relief is close! The goal of an emergency appointment is to relieve your pain fast, within 24 hours.

Lost crowns or inlay cores

If your crown, inlay core, or bridge comes out, we will need to cement it back in place after cleaning the prosthetic and your tooth. In some cases, your crown or inlay core may no longer be usable. When that happens, we fit you with a temporary crown. Sometimes, your remaining natural tooth may also need to be removed. No matter what, we always discuss your treatment needs with you first!

Facial swelling

Facial swelling is often caused by a tooth abscess. It’s important to consult one of our dentists before the swelling causes respiratory distress or spreads to more sensitive parts of your head and neck.

Detached permanent retainers

The wire cemented behind your front teeth at the end of an orthodontic treatment can become detached or break. Make an emergency appointment to have it repaired asap and keep your teeth from moving back to their original position and undoing your perfect smile.

How fast can I get an emergency appointment at your dental clinic?

At our dental clinics in Geneva, Meyrin, Lausanne, and Yverdon, we guarantee an appointment the same day or within 24 hours so you can get pain relief. Our on-call dentists are here for you, so don’t wait!

Dental emergency in Geneva, Meyrin, Lausanne, or Yverdon: where are our offices located?

For all your dental emergencies, our dental clinics are easy to reach by public transit, car, or bike, and on foot. You can find us at:

Is this actually a dental emergency? Do I really have to see a dentist?

  • Are you feeling an ache or shooting pains in a tooth?
  • Are your teeth sensitive to heat, cold, or sugar?
  • Is tooth pain waking you up at night?
  • Have a broken, loose, or lost tooth after an accident?
  • A scratch or abscess that just won’t go away?

 It’s normal to wonder whether you really need to see a dentist. 

But if you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we strongly recommend making an appointment at CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire as soon as possible.

Where does Clinique Hygiène Dentaire treat dental emergencies?

Get emergency dental care in Geneva 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in or near Geneva, contact our team of dentists and dental hygienists by email, phone, or WhatsApp for an appointment within 24 hours or the same day, depending on how serious your emergency is.

Dental emergency contact information for Geneva: 

Get emergency dental care in Lausanne

Experiencing a dental emergency in Lausanne? CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire will make a same-day appointment to treat your dental problem. 

Dental emergency contact information for Lausanne: 

  • Phone number: 021 652 10 00
  • Address: Place de la Sallaz, Route de Berne 1, 1010 Lausanne
  • Email 

Get emergency dental care in Meyrin  

Is there a CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire near Meyrin? Yes! Does Clinique Hygiène Dentaire treat dental emergencies in Meyrin? Definitely! If you are experiencing a dental emergency in the Meyrin area, contact our team directly: 

Dental emergency contact information for Meyrin: 

Get emergency dental care in Yverdon

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Yverdon, you can contact CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire Yverdon directly. You can reach our team by phone, WhatsApp, or email for an immediate dental appointment. 

Dental emergency contact information for Yverdon: 

Do you offer emergency dental care for kids at CHD?

Yes, we offer emergency dental care for kids at CHD Clinique Hygiène Dentaire.

Bike, pool, and scooter accidents can all be terrible for your children’s teeth, so we have a dedicated pediatric dental emergency service as part of CHD Kids and we offer appointments the same day or within 24 hours.