What Is A Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency requires immediate dental care. Most dental emergencies fall into one or more of the following categories. If you experience any of the following situations, please call our emergency line. Smiles Dental Group has a clinic that is open 24/7 – 365 days a year dedicated to handling dental emergencies! If you need emergency help now, do not hesitate to call (587) 410-5766.
If you have a knocked-out tooth or teeth, it can potentially be reattached to the bone if you are able to get to one of our state-of-the-art emergency clinics within half an hour to an hour.
Exposed tissue can become infected. It’s of utmost importance that a tooth with a broken or lost filling gets repairs immediately.
If a tooth is broken or fractured it can become very painful if it isn’t already, get the tooth repaired now.
If you have noticeable gum pain please come get it checked out, especially if it’s persistent, or worsens over time.
If you bit your lip tongue and the injury is severe, please visit us right away.
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If you’re experiencing consistent jaw pain this could be a sign of TMD and can lead to much worse symptoms.
If you are experience pain in your wisdom teeth it may be a sign of infection or more serious health issues.
How should you prepare for a dental emergency?You should never prolong help, or try to fix a dental emergency yourself, but you can make things easier on yourself if a dental emergency should occur. Since the emergency may involve a number of problem areas a general dental first aid kit is a good idea. In the dental first aid kit, you should have the following minimal supplies:
- Over-the-counter pain killer (please consult your doctor to find the right one for you).
- A small sealed Tupperware container to hold a tooth should one be knocked out.
- An Ice Pack
How Do I Handle An Emergency At Home?
- If your mouth is injured and you are bleeding, use the gauze to prevent any further blood loss.
- If you have lost a tooth; first try to find it, if you did find it, attempt to gently put it back in the socket. Once it’s placed in the socket, gently bite down to keep it somewhat secure. If you can’t place it in the socket, add some milk to your container and place the tooth inside.
- If the concern is pain or swelling, take the recommended dose of the painkiller, and apply an ice pack to the affected area.
- Afterwards call our dental clinic that’s open 24/7 – 365 days per year at (587) 410-5766.