Edmonton Emergency Dentist – Call Hermitage Dental Today
When it comes to dental emergencies, the sooner you see a dentist the better, so if you or someone in your family needs urgent dental help, call or visit us today. We understand that you’re probably experiencing severe pain and discomfort in a dental emergency, and at Hermitage Dental Clinic we make sure to see you sooner rather than later. We are proud to offer emergency availability, and our friendly staff will be sure to take excellent care of you.
You wouldn’t wait to see a doctor in any other emergency situation, so don’t hesitate to contact us after an accident when dental trauma occurs!
What Are Dental Emergencies and How do I Handle Them?
Dental trauma can result from situations like car accidents and sports injuries, to unforeseen or fluke circumstances like biting down on a hard piece of candy and chipping a tooth. Events like these can cause one tooth or multiple teeth to become loosened, broken, knocked out or damaged.
Here are some tips for handling different dental emergencies:
- If a tooth is knocked out and you can locate it, pick it up by the crown, not the root. Gently rinse it with water and carefully try to place it back in its socket to keep it moist. If that isn’t possible, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth and place it in a container of milk to prevent it from drying out.
- If a tooth is broken, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack to manage any swelling on your mouth. Try to locate any of the broken pieces and bring them to your dentist immersed in a container of milk.
- If a tooth is cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack to reduce swelling.
- If your tooth is loosened, try to carefully put it back into the proper position. You can gently bite down to help keep the tooth from moving any more.
- If there is severe bleeding from cuts to your lips, cheeks or gums, please visit the nearest emergency room for treatment.
Being prepared for a dental emergency can also make a huge difference. Aside from a first aid kit, you should also pack an emergency dental kit for outdoor excursions and sporting events. Keep our office’s phone number, gauze, a small container with a lid, pain medication (nothing with an anticoagulant like Aspirin), and an ice pack inside of the kit at all times.
Contact Our Emergency Dentists in Edmonton
Regardless of the situation, if you’ve experienced any form of dental trauma, call our dentists at Hermitage Dental Clinic as soon as possible. We always keep an emergency dentist in Edmonton available for you during our office hours, and strive to create a warm, caring environment for all of our patients, especially those in distress during an emergency situation.