A dental emergency can occur at any time of the day and night. An injury to your teeth or gums can be potentially serious. If you feel severe pain in your mouth, if there is bleeding in your mouth, or if your tooth gets knocked out, we recommend visiting your dentist in Saskatoon as soon as possible.
It is important to understand what kind of dental issues require an emergency visit to the dentist in Saskatoon so that you can have your teeth properly taken care of.
A toothache can be unbearable and can prevent a person from eating, drinking, speaking or sleeping. If you experience a severe toothache, use warm water to rinse your mouth and a gentle dental floss to remove any food debris. If you have swelling in your mouth, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth. You may also have aspirin or a painkiller but never put it on top of the painful tooth as it can damage the gum line. A dentist will be able to prescribe a stronger painkiller if necessary. It is important that you see a dentist in Saskatoon as soon as you are able to make the trip.
A tooth can chip off due to injury during sports or if you crunch on something very hard. If this happens to you, save any chipped off pieces. Rinse the mouth and place a piece of gauze on the bleeding tooth. Keep the swelling in check by applying a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Get a same-day emergency appointment in Saskatoon at West 14 Dental.
Knocked Out Tooth
A tooth can be knocked out during rough contact sports, a car accident, or any event that results in a hard blow to the mouth. In this case, pick up the knocked-out tooth by its crown, never by its root. If it is dirty, gently rinse it with water and try to insert it back into place. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk and bring it to us as soon as possible. A knocked-out tooth remains vital for a maximum of 2 hours and has a chance of being re-implanted into your socket. The quicker we see you, the better.
A partially dislodged or extruded tooth will wiggle back and forth in your mouth, twist sideways, or appear slightly above your natural gum line. To relieve the pain, apply a cold compress to the side of your face and get a same-day emergency appointment in Saskatoon at West 14 Dental.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Sometimes sharp objects, like fruit seeds, get caught in between your teeth and result in severe pain. If this happens, use dental floss to take it out. Never use your fingernail, pin, or a sharp object as that can damage the gums. If that’s not possible, seek the help of our dentists in Saskatoon.
If an old filling cracks, place a piece of sugarless gum or some dental cement in the cavity. Get an emergency appointment with us as soon as possible.
If your crown falls off for any reason, the tooth is vulnerable to infection. When this happens, apply a little clove oil to the tooth and try to place the crown back into place with the help of dental cement or toothpaste. Try to get to a dentist in Saskatoon as soon as possible.
If the wire in your metal bracket breaks and is piercing your cheek or gum, use the rear end of a pencil to ease it into a more comfortable place and cover the pointed wire with wax or some cotton. Don’t try to cut the wire as you may accidentally inhale or ingest it. Get a same-day dental appointment in Saskatoon.
An abscess is an infection of the tooth root and is generally characterized by a pimple-like development on the gums or inside of the cheek, accompanied by severe pain. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, so seek the help of our dentists in Saskatoon, immediately. To alleviate the pain, rinse your mouth with saltwater.
Soft Tissue Injury
If you cut or bruise your tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums, control the bleeding by rinsing your mouth and applying some pressure with a tea bag or some moist gauze on the area for 20 minutes. Also, hold a cold compress to ease the swelling. Get an emergency appointment with us as well.
How do I know if I have a dental emergency?
The moment you feel pain or unsettled we suggest you call us. When it comes to your teeth we understand the feeling of worry and we are ready to help.
Dental trauma can result in serious pain and other long-term issues if not taken care of immediately. If you suffer from a dental injury, calls West 14 Dental at +1-306-933-2114 immediately to seek the assistance of our dental clinic in Saskatoon.