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Before Your Emergency Dental Appointment

 

When you’re having a medical emergency, you know that you should call 911 immediately. But what about a dental emergency? If you lose a tooth, injure your gums, or are experiencing a severe toothache, your best bet is to call an emergency dental clinic right away..

During a dental emergency, you’re in pain, your mouth is bleeding, and you aren’t sure what to do first. It’s not a situation that people are often prepared for. 

If you have a dental emergency, there’s no need to panic. You’ve come to the right place. At Edmonton Emergency Dental, our services are available 24/7. Treating dental emergencies is what we’re here for.

Have you injured a tooth? While you wait to see a dentist, you might wonder what to do. In this article, we’re going to help you respond to a dental emergency. Follow these steps:

What To Do in a Dental Emergency?

Once a dental emergency occurs, you might feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry: At Edmonton Emergency Dentists, we’re here to help. Here’s what to do first:

Remain calm
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, your mind might be racing with thoughts. Can your tooth be fixed? What should you do? How will you afford it?

To alleviate your anxiety, return your focus to your breath. Begin by taking slow, deep breaths—in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Once you’ve found a rhythm, you’ll notice your heartbeat slow down as well.

After you feel more relaxed, you can move forward with the next step.

Assess the situation
Now, it’s time to consider the condition of your injury. You can ask questions like:

    • Am I bleeding? If so, how severe is the bleeding?
    • Do I have a knocked-out tooth? 
    • Am I experiencing pain or swelling? 
  • Do I have any broken bones?

Based on these questions, you can identify the severity of your injury.

Temporary Treatment
While you wait to see a dentist, you might be wondering what you can do to alleviate your pain. If you are bleeding, apply a clean cloth or gauze to stop the flow.

After a tooth is knocked out, try to gently reinsert the tooth into the socket. If that is not possible, keep the tooth in a cup of milk. 

For general pain and swelling, apply an ice pack to the outside of your cheek. This will help numb the nerves. For more severe pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever (such as ibuprofen).

Give us a call immediately
With any dental emergency, one thing remains the same: The sooner you receive treatment, the better. Hours matter when it comes to the success of dental restoration services. It can make the difference between losing a tooth or the successful re-implanting of a knocked-out tooth. As soon as you can, call our dental office at 1-855-636-9112.
Head down to one of our offices
Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, all that’s left to do is head to the clinic. Try to arrive for your appointment as soon as possible. If you’re not in a state where you feel comfortable driving, ask a friend or family member to take you (or call a cab).

Office Info

Want to know a little more about our offices? Before you book an emergency dental appointment, here’s what you should know:

Appointments

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to book your emergency dental appointment. Call 1-855-636-9112 for an appointment or visit our contact pages:

Kingsway Dental
UDental Clinic

Payment Options

Payment should never be an obstacle to dental care. We accept most major credit cards at our office. Our prices are 5% lower than the Alberta dental fee guide.

Insurance

Your insurance provider should not be a barrier to dental treatment. At our office, we accept all insurance plans. We also offer direct billing to your insurance company.

Financing

We believe that every patient deserves access to affordable dental care. You shouldn’t have to stress about your finances when you’re dealing with a dental emergency. That’s why we offer payment plans with flexible billing options.

When You Should Go to the ER

If you’re dealing with a mouth injury, you might be unsure of who to call: The dentist or the hospital?

Certain dental emergencies are best treated in a hospital. Do you have a broken jaw bone or severe, uncontrollable bleeding? If so, please call 911. These dental issues require medical attention.

 24 Hour Dental Care

If you have a dental emergency in Edmonton, contact our office right away. We offer an extensive array of dental services for emergencies, including:

  • Broken or lost filling
  • Dental abscess
  • TMJ disorder
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Cracked or broken tooth

You shouldn’t have to live with tooth pain. Our emergency dental services offer the help you need when you need it. When you have a dental emergency, call our office ASAP.