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Dental Emergencies in North Edmonton

Dental Emergencies in North Edmonton

We offer emergency dental services for conditions that require immediate treatment. Contact us for instant first aid advice and determine the next step.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is defined as any dental condition that requires immediate attention. Occasions are primarily due to injuries associated with the teeth, jaw, or gums, and severe pain is a symptom. If not treated promptly, the condition may become more severe and affect the brain and no longer be a dental emergency but also a medical emergency that requires a specialist.

Do I Need Emergency Dentistry?

Several factors may trigger dental emergencies. Sports injuries or even infections cause many emergencies. Some may even occur at home or in a restaurant. Pain is a common symptom of most dental emergencies. Many individuals choose to seek dental care only when they are in pain. However, discomfort appears after the condition has worsened in many situations. Taking immediate action when a severe case happens is crucial to preventing it from worsening, undergoing a painful procedure, or even paying expensive bills.

What is considered a dental emergency? Key Symptoms:

  • Severe toothache.
  • Knocked-out teeth.
  • Badly cracked teeth.
  • Lost dental restoration (i.e., fillings, crowns).
  • Dental abscess.
  • Severe jaw injury.

What Should I Do When Experiencing A Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can be frightening, but panicking isn’t the solution. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the first thing you should do is call your dentist. Then, follow the instructions outlined here until you can make it to their office.

Here's a guide on how to manage dental emergencies until you can visit your dentist:


First, rinse your mouth well with warm water. Use tooth floss to remove any stuck food particles. Apply a cool compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek if your mouth is swollen. You may take a pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, naproxen, or ibuprofen. Never apply aspirin or other pain relievers directly to your gums or teeth, as it might burn your gum tissue. Always refer to your doctor.

Knocked out teeth

If the whole tooth is knocked out and is clean, try to hold it by the crown (the visible part above your gums), not the root. Do not scrub it or remove any connected tissue fragments. Try to put your tooth back in its socket but never force it into place. If it’s unattainable to reinsert your tooth in its socket, place it in a cup of warm milk. If a knocked-out tooth is treated within an hour, it is more likely to be restored. Call us to take immediate action and save your tooth.

Badly cracked tooth

Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water to remove tiny fragments. If you are bleeding, apply sterile gauze to the area until the bleeding stops. A cold compress or ice pack may be used to alleviate some of the discomfort and swelling. Call us immediately to repair your tooth and avoid any future damage

Lost dental restoration

Old dental restorations may sometimes fall off or get displaced. You can temporarily stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity for a lost filling. (sugar-filled gum will harm your tooth). Visit the dentist as soon as possible.

Dental abscess

Mouth abscesses may be treated by rinsing with a mild saltwater solution several times a day (half a teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water). This should provide pain relief and pull pus to the surface. Abscesses are infections at the base of a tooth or between the teeth and gums. If left untreated, it may cause harm to surrounding tissue and teeth and spread to other regions of the body. To prevent possible abscess damage, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for treatment.

Severe jaw injury

If your jaw has been injured, do the following actions: Put an ice pack on your face and refrain from eating solid meals. Call us to find out what to do next. However, you should visit an emergency dentist if your jaw may be fractured.

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