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Emergency Dental Services in Edmonton

Are you experiencing severe dental pain? Don't wait until tomorrow to get relief. At Millcreek Dental Care, we understand the urgency of dental emergencies and offer immediate emergency services in Edmonton.

If you have a knocked-out, cracked, or damaged tooth, it's essential to seek treatment right away. Delaying treatment can cause the pain to escalate rapidly, and the emergency may become more severe. It's important to know that there's only a small window of time for a knocked-out tooth to be re-implanted, so time is of the essence.

Our emergency dental services in Edmonton are designed to be as accessible as possible. We offer various services to address dental emergencies during regular office hours, including same-day emergency appointments.

At Millcreek Dental Care, we believe that no one should have to live with dental pain. Book emergency dental services with one of our experienced dentists in Edmonton. We're here to provide prompt and effective treatment to alleviate your pain and restore your smile.

Knocked Out Tooth?

When a tooth has been knocked out, you have less than an hour to get it reinserted into the socket. After that, the odds of a successful reattachment become less likely. After an hour, the gum tissue, blood vessels, and nerves often become irreversibly damaged. So long as it is reinserted within an hour, the odds are good that tissues will once again support the tooth.

What to do:

1) Do not touch the tooth by the root, only the crown.

2) Call your dentist (if you can).

3) Keep the tooth moist (tuck it in your cheek, in a spit-wetted paper towel, or glass of milk).

4) See your dentist within an hour.

If you have a knocked-out tooth (avulsed tooth), come see us immediately. If you can, call ahead so we can clear the dentist's chair for your arrival.

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Broken or Cracked Tooth?

Teeth may be tough, but they can also break, crack, and fracture when impacted with the right amount of pressure. You may not even feel pain with a cracked or fractured tooth. But, you should visit your dentist for an emergency appointment since bacteria will enter through the crack, causing infection, pain, and possibly tooth loss.

What to do:

  • Call your dentist.

  • Rinse out your mouth and the tooth fragment with lukewarm water.

  • Apply a bag of ice or damp, cold hand towel to the outside of your cheek.

  • Visit your dentist as soon as possible.

If you play sports or grind your teeth at night, one of the best ways to protect your teeth is with a mouthguard for sleep or sport.

Lost Crown or Filling?

Most often, you won't notice loose filling until the sensitivity kicks in (and that's likely soon after it's swallowed or pops out). Crowns, on the other hand, are much more obvious but can cause the same level of sensitivity and pain. Some of the main reasons for a loose crown are impact damage and undetected tooth decay below the crown.

  • Schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

  • Remove the crown from your mouth and keep it if you are able to.

  • Avoid eating sweet, hard to chew foods, acidic or erosive foods.

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Have a Loose Tooth?

One common dental emergency is usually caused by traumatic impact injuries such as slip and fall while playing contact sports. So long as the tooth remains in its socket and is still connected to the nerves, tissue, and blood vessels, you likely will not need a root canal to keep it healthy. But scheduling an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible is important. However, if you have a loose tooth, it will be considered a serious dental emergency. Take the following precautionary measures if you are facing a similar issue:

  • Keep your tooth in place and avoid playing with it.

  • Avoid eating sticky, chewy or hard foods.

  • Don’t brush and floss your teeth.

Dental Emergency? Visit Us!

Millcreek Dental Care welcomes same-day appointments and emergency dental services in Edmonton. If you can, just call us to let us know you have a dental emergency and you're on your way. Calling ahead helps us prioritize services and prepare our team for your arrival.

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We can provide regular appointments, same-day walk-ins and emergency treatments.

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