While we can be extremely careful with our teeth, unfortunately, dental emergencies do happen through injury, trauma, or an ongoing condition. It is important to have the necessary tools and information at hand before an emergency strikes – this way, you will be more prepared to handle the situation in a calm and timely manner.
The most important thing to remember is that dental emergencies should not be ignored. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, give us a call for emergency dental services in Medicine Hat or visit our clinic where we take emergency walk-ins.
Some chipped or broken teeth are not considered dental emergencies but it’s best to give us a visit to be safe. Sometimes the chip or damage has a crack that goes up towards the gums, which can present other problems. A borken tooth can be sharp and cause other injury to the gums, lips, tongue, and inside of the mouth.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, we can recommend a few cosmetic options to restore the tooth that will blend in with your natural surrounding teeth.
The most common cause for a knocked out tooth is through a sports injury or other extreme physical activity. If you ever have to deal with a knocked out tooth, the first thing to do is breathe and try not to panic. Gently pick the tooth up by the crown (the chewing surface), being careful not to touch the root. Place it in a glass of milk and head to our dental clinic right away. Quick, careful action can save your natural tooth.
Any severe or sudden pain is a cause for concern and should never be ignored. If you’re experiencing pain, we can administer pain relief while we identify what sort of issue is causing the pain. Again, it’s important to head to your dentist right away at the onslaught of pain – it could indicate an abscessed tooth, a pocket of pus that forms as a result of an infection, which we want to treat before it spreads and causes serious problems.
One of the most common causes of bleeding that won’t stop is after a dental procedure, an injury, or trauma to the gums. If the bleeding hasn’t stopped for more than an hour, head to our dental clinic and let us know that you’re having a dental emergency. We will determine what’s causing the bleeding and apply the proper treatment.
If you have a dental emergency, give us a call or visit our Park Meadows Dental clinic in Medicine Hat for walk-in emergency dental services. We offer direct billing to insurance for convenience and a hassle-free experience.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grew - D.D.S. on January 10, 2022
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