In case of a dental emergency, there are some steps that you can take to care for your injury until you can see your dentist. Our dental office offers emergency dental treatment for patients in Edmonton.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to save a tooth, stop tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain is considered an emergency. If you experience any of the following, please contact our office immediately.
Knocked out or loosened tooth.
This type of dental emergency is usually the result of trauma to the face or jaw. If you have a loose or knocked out tooth, you need to get to the dentist as soon as possible to save it.
Fractured, cracked or chipped tooth
Teeth can become chipped, cracked or fractured as a result of teeth grinding, trauma to the face or mouth, a cavity, or biting down on something hard.
A toothache is usually characterized by sharp or dull pain in a tooth. It may be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, an abscess, or damaged fillings or sealants. Depending on the extent of the issue, we may be able to repair the tooth, or it may require an emergency extraction.
Dislodged Crown or Loose Fillings
Dental restoration may become dislodged. This could occur as a result of trauma, or poor maintenance of your dental work.
How do I prepare for a dental emergency at home?
A dental emergency can occur at any time, and so it can help to be prepared for such an event in advance. To do so, you can start by including the following items in your first aid kit, as they will be helpful in a dental emergency:
What should my emergency kit contain?
- An over-the-counter pain killer
- A small, lidded container to preserve a knocked out tooth
- An ice pack
- Azarko Dental Group's contact information
What should I do in an emergency?
If you experience an injury to your mouth, start by stopping any bleeding with your gauze.
If you have lost a tooth (or a piece of a tooth), try to find it. Once you locate it, remove any debris and try to place it back into the socket. Bite down gently to keep it in place. If you cannot put it back into the socket, put it in your lidded container, submerged in milk.
Preserving the tooth or the piece of tooth as outlined here will give you dentist a better chance of saving it.
If you experience pain or swelling, take a painkiller (for a recommended dose, read the instructions on the bottle carefully). Then apply your icepack to the area to help bring the swelling down.
As soon as you are comfortable and safe, call our office right away, and we will make room in our schedule to see you. The sooner you can get dental treatment in an emergency, the better.
Need Help Now?
If you require immediate medical attention, contact our office right away.