We know there are times when a dental emergency might occur and if the unfortunate were to happen, we know that you want answers on what to do, where to go and how we can help you.
What is a dental emergency?
There are many different types of dental emergencies, and varying degrees of severity of each kind of dental emergency. Two of the most common types of dental emergencies are trauma and pain.
Trauma can occur to either your teeth, lips or your gums, depending on the type of injury or trauma that you received. Tooth trauma is when your tooth or teeth are damaged (chipped, broken, or knocked out) and lip or gum damage usually takes the form of lacerations to your gums or lips.
Tooth aches or pains, especially pain that seemingly happens spontaneously and without provocation, are another common form of dental emergencies. Any pain that seems to have started without cause and that reaches unmanageable levels should be treated as an emergency.
What are common emergency dental procedures?
An emergency dental procedure is done to help aid in the proper healing of teeth and gums, especially in the case of various traumas. Dental trauma can have long lasting negative effects if not treated properly, and it is important that we act fast in order for your teeth to stand their best chance at recovery. The quicker action is taken to address the trauma, the less likely infection is to occur.
Dental trauma emergencies may require repositioning teeth, which in turn may also require holding them in place with a small metal wire, or suturing any cuts or lacerations received. After care includes proper antibiotic treatment for the prevention of infection and pain medication to help you manage your pain afterwards.
Tooth aches and pain often require treatments such as a root canal or extraction of the tooth or teeth causing the pain. Giving our office a call and consulting with one of our dentists will be your best course of action to understanding your tooth pain and getting proper treatment.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
To ensure the best care to all of our patients we will always have someone on call 24/7 – we know that life and emergencies don’t follow a typical “work day” and will always be available to make sure that you’re taken care of!
Some pain can be managed with medication until you are able to see us in the office for assessment, while other emergencies require immediate attention.
Give our office a call at (306) 384-7191 – our emergency numbers can be found through our office answering machines after hours – and we will help assess your situation and determine if you need emergency dental care.
Even after hours you can contact us anytime and we will be able to help you no matter the emergency.
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