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Edmonton’s Reliable Emergency Dentists at Millcreek Dental Care

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 dentists in Edmonton offer dental services 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 service 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 emergency 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 a 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.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a serious dental condition that requires immediate attention. It occurs when a bacterial infection causes pus to collect in the tooth or the surrounding gums. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include severe toothache, swelling in the face or cheek, fever, and a foul taste in the mouth. If you suspect you have an abscessed tooth, it's crucial to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. Ignoring an abscessed tooth can lead to further complications, such as the spread of infection to other parts of the body.

 

What to do:
 

  • Contact your dentist or an emergency dental clinic as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth requires prompt attention to prevent further complications.

  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help reduce pain and swelling.

  • If you're in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Follow the dosage instructions on the package.

  • To prevent sensitivity and discomfort, avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages.

  • Do not try to drain the abscess yourself. This can lead to further infection and complications.

  • Our emergency dentists in Edmonton will provide specific instructions for treatment and care. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.

Severe Toothache

A severe toothache is often a sign of an underlying dental issue, such as tooth decay, infection, or a dental abscess. A severe toothache can be debilitating, making it difficult to eat, sleep, or concentrate. It's essential to seek emergency dental care if you are experiencing a severe toothache, as it could indicate a more serious dental problem that requires immediate attention. Your dentist will be able to diagnose the cause of your toothache and recommend the appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain.

What to do

Contact your dentist or an emergency dental clinic to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help reduce pain and swelling.

Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to help reduce swelling and numb the area.

Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate the pain. Follow the dosage instructions on the package.

Avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that may aggravate toothache.

Do not place aspirin on the tooth. Placing aspirin directly on the tooth or gums can cause burns and further damage.

Keeping your head elevated can help reduce blood flow to the affected area and alleviate pain.
 

If you're experiencing an abscessed tooth or severe toothache, it's important to seek professional dental care promptly. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications and discomfort. Contact our emergency dentist in Edmonton to book a consultation immediately.

Other Dental Emergencies

In addition to abscessed teeth and severe toothaches, there are several other dental emergencies that may require immediate attention. These include:
 

  • Broken or fractured teeth: If you have a broken or fractured tooth, it's important to seek emergency dental care to prevent further damage and infection.
     

  • Lost or loose fillings: Lost or loose fillings can expose the sensitive inner layers of your tooth, leading to pain and discomfort. Your dentist can replace the filling and restore the tooth's structure.
     

  • Lost or loose crowns: If you have a lost or loose dental crown, it's important to see your dentist as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the underlying tooth.
     

  • Traumatic injuries to the mouth: Traumatic injuries, such as a knocked-out tooth or a broken jaw, require immediate attention from a dentist or oral surgeon.
     

At Millcreek Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and painful. That's why we offer emergency dental services in Edmonton to provide prompt relief and treatment for your dental needs. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don't hesitate to contact us. We accept walk-ins and same-day appointments, so you can get the care you need when you need it most.

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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