Swishing your mouth with warm water and flossing can dislodge debris contributing to discomfort. Additionally, a cold compress pressed on your cheek can relieve the pain and swelling associated with a toothache.
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When something goes wrong with your teeth, seek treatment as soon as possible. Dental Choice’s team is well-trained and equipped to handle dental emergencies of all kinds.
When you need emergency dental services, you want to see a dentist who can take care of your condition quickly and effectively. At Dental Choice, we strive to provide our patients with the care they need when they need it most — and have kept that focus since 1990.
Where We Provide Emergency Dental Services
Our Emergency Dental Services
Access the emergency dental services you need when you need them. At Dental Choice, we treat common dental emergencies such as:
Facial Pain & Swelling
When bacteria enters your gum’s soft tissues, the resulting facial pain and swelling could indicate an infection or dental abscess. Your dentist will find the source of the issue and, depending on the severity, might prescribe pain medication or antibiotics.
Chipped, Fractured or Cracked Teeth
A dislodged filling is when a tooth’s filling moves from its original position, sometimes due to stress, pressure or grinding habits. For small displacements, your dentist might replace the filling without issue. If left untreated, they may need to remove new decay around the area and replace it with a new filling.
Soft Tissue Injury
Mouth trauma can result form various injuries, including cuts and lacerations. To begin treatment, your dentist examines the site for bone and tooth damage. If necessary, they might place stitches to help the wound heal and prescribe antibiotics and pain killers.
How To Treat Common Injuries Before Heading to the Emergency Dental Clinic
Prevent further damage and improve outcomes by taking immediate steps. Before coming to the clinic, call Dental Choice for instructions, or follow the tips below for actions you can take for common dental emergencies:
Broken or Dislodged Filling
Don’t eat or chew on the tooth if you’ve noticed a broken crown or dislodged filling. Bring the broken parts to the clinic, where we’ll assess the situation and discuss your options.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, lift it by the crown without touching the root. Rinse the tooth with cold water and place it in a small milk container. Try to see a dentist within the hour.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
If you break or chip a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water, use gauze to stop bleeding and bring the broken tooth pieces to your appointment. You can use a cold compress outside your cheek while waiting to see a professional.
Soft Tissue Injury
First, rinse the wound with saltwater for 30 seconds. Then apply pressure to the wound with moist gauze for 15 minutes. Finally, use a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain. For unrelenting and severe bleeding, please visit the emergency room.
Schedule An Emergency Dental Appointment Today!
Never hesitate to seek treatment. With emergency dental offices throughout Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, we’re here when you need us most! Contact Dental Choice immediately to see a dentist for your dental emergency.