Do you need an emergency dentist in Edmonton for a knocked-out tooth or fracture? If you or your kids are into sports, contact or non-contact, having a dentist ready for emergency dental injuries is especially reassuring. Riverbend Dental Clinic in south Edmonton offers emergency services for our patients during and after our regular hours.
Riverbend Dental Clinic is able to provide a range of emergency dental services in our Edmonton office. From replacing a lost filling to more severe cases, we have the facilities to handle dental problems that cannot wait. Our services include oral surgery for emergency extractions and repairing dental trauma, with oral moderate sedation and nitrous oxide available.
If you have suffered serious facial injuries in addition to damage to your teeth, we always recommend you call your family doctor or visit the nearest emergency room immediately.
Any dental problem is worrying and can be painful, but knowing what count as a true dental emergency will help you take the best course of action. Here are the most common cases that warrant emergency dental care:
Knocked-Out Tooth: A tooth knocked out at play or in an accident is a definite dental emergency. Call our dentist in Edmonton immediately and bring the tooth with you. The more quickly you see a dentist, the more likely the dentist can reinsert the tooth to save it.
Fractured Tooth: Even if your tooth isn’t knocked out, you have an emergency since the remaining tooth can become infected and painful.
Loose Tooth: A loose tooth is also a dental emergency since it indicates the tooth is damaged or infected. Call for an emergency appointment right away to save the tooth.
Abscess and Infection: If you a tooth hurts badly when you bite down or eat anything but soft food, your tooth or underlying gum may have an abscess. Call for an emergency appointment.
Severe Pain or Bleeding: If you experience oral bleeding or severe mouth pain that won’t stop within a half hour, you need to see a dentist for emergency treatment.
A chipped tooth looks bad or may be uncomfortable, but is not an emergency if your tooth is not split, fractured or loose. Being sensitive to hot or cold food and beverages is a sign of dental trouble, but is not an emergency either. Don’t let these problems go; contact Riverbend Dental Clinic for an appointment soon.
You can help your dentist manage your dental emergency before you reach the office. First, call your dentist right away since good emergency dental care within 30 minutes can save a tooth. Second, if you or your child has knocked out or fractured a tooth, bring the tooth or pieces with you, preferably in a glass of milk but clean gauze or a tissue will do.
If you think ahead, you can have dental emergency supplies in your first aid kit at home, in the car, or with your camping gear. In addition to Dr. Hackman’s office and emergency phone numbers, it should include:
Riverbend Dental Clinic takes patients with dental emergencies promptly. Call during office hours so we can fit you into our schedule as soon as possible. If you have a dental emergency in Edmonton after hours, you can reach Dr. Hackman at (780) 919-2373.