Emergency Dental in Edmonton
Experiencing a dental emergency in Edmonton? We know there can be some confusion around what constitutes a dental emergency. If you, or one of your children, has experienced an unexpected mouth trauma of any type we always recommend giving us a call. Our professional team can help you determine how soon the patient should be seen by their dentist. If your child has sustained a dental injury, remember to stay calm and always be reassuring.
Depending on the type of dental injury, there are a few things to keep in mind when you or a family member has experienced an injury to the mouth: stop any bleeding by applying pressure, make sure the injured patient is safe, and make arrangements to see a dentist as soon as possible.
If You Have A Dental Emergency Call 780-851-3247.
Are You Experiencing A Dental Emergency?
Some of the most common dental emergencies we see are: toothaches, debris wedged between teeth, cracked teeth, teeth knocked out, and lacerations (cuts) to the gums, tongue or lips. If you or a family member has experienced a mouth injury, here are some helpful tips to keep the patient comfortable until they can see their dentist, and minimize the impact of damage from the injury:
When suffering from a persistent toothache, rinsing the mouth with warm water can help reduce the pain for a short period of time. Be sure not to use cold water! Gently use dental floss to remove any food or debris that may be trapped between the aching tooth and its neighbor. If there is some swelling, use cold compresses on the outside of the cheek for a few minutes at a time. Let us bust a common myth, DO NOT use heat or place an aspirin on an aching tooth or gum tissue; both increase the chances of bleeding. See your dentist as soon as possible.
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