In most cases Dental Emergencies require urgent care.
Treated right away, we can work to alleviate any pain or discomfort and ensure that your smile can be saved.
Types of Dental Emergencies:
Avulsed Tooth (knocked out tooth)
If you experience an avulsed tooth, it is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible. There is a chance that the tooth can be placed back into its socket and have the tissues grow to support the tooth once again.
In the event that this happens and you cannot visit us immediately, place the tooth into a cup of milk to keep it from drying out.
Lost Filling or Crown
If you find yourself in the situation where you have lost a filling or crown (most likely during eating), make a dental appointment for as soon as you can. The sooner that you can visit your dentist, the more likely it is that the crown can be reattached and there will be no further damage.
In the event that this happens and you cannot visit us immediately, clean the crown and attach it temporarily onto the tooth with dental cement (you can buy this at your local pharmacy).
Cracked or Broken Teeth
There are many different scenarios where you may have a cracked or broken tooth, all with varying pain levels and sensitivity, but in any instance, it is important to schedule a visit with your dentist as soon as possible.
In the event that this happens and you cannot visit us immediately you can try the following: place a cold and damp dish towel on the cheek to minimize swelling, apply gauze to the area if bleeding, cover the area with dental cement, take a topical pain reliever.
If you are experiencing a dislodged tooth, it is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible, to increase the chances of saving the tooth and bypassing the need for root canal therapy.
In the event that this happens and you cannot visit us immediately, we recommend using a cold compress and over the counter medications to help with pain.
The first step in any dental emergency is always to call your dentist. If you are experiencing any dental care that needs urgent attention, please call RIverside Dental Center.
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180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0