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When it comes to visits to dentists, then most people are acquainted with typical twice a year dental check-up procedure. You schedule an appointment to visit your local dentist and they clean your teeth and tell you how well you have been doing as far as your dental health. Undoubtedly, these routine visits are beneficial, but there are times when you can't wait for any appointment and you need to see the dentist immediately.
Such situations that call for immediate dental help are termed as dental emergencies. Say, you are cooking Sunday dinner, or lying in bed at night and you start to experience a serious toothache, you wouldn't be able to wait even for a day to get help. You would need expert dental services right away. Other conditions that can be counted as emergency dental conditions include knocked out teeth or cracked teeth. By waiting too long you won't only have to deal with severe pain for long, but you could also put yourself at risk of causing an even more serious dental condition.
Thus, getting the aid of an emergency dentist would be the best deal. Thankfully, today lots of dentists provide emergency dental services; this means they are available to help 24 hours, everyday, even Sundays. So, if you are in severe pain or you or someone you know has knocked out his teeth and bleeding, then you can visit the emergency dentist right away. By visiting dentist right away you can't only immediate pain relief but in case of knocked out or broken teeth you also increase the chances of successful restoration.
These dentists could also assist you when you get something lodged in your gums or teeth. Many people have experienced the annoyance and aggravation of having objects like popcorn stuck in their gums or teeth. Conditions like this not only cause discomfort but are also very painful. During these times, it is best to visit a dentist instead of trying to help yourself. By doing it yourself you could end up causing even more harm. Another case of emergency could be when you bite down hard on your tongue or lip, especially if blood is drawn. Whenever there is an open wound, whether it is in your leg, arm or tongue, there are chances for infection.
In order to prevent serious infection or worse, you would need to consult an emergency dentist.
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Dental injuries and dental emergencies are really popular amongst kids. Injuries to your child's teeth can occur from falls during sport activities or play. The injury may be to a primary tooth or a permanent tooth. On an average, one third of children have suffered some type of dental trauma and more have suffered a dental emergency.
Typically, there are two high risk periods for dental trauma: the first is when your kid is 18-40 months old and the environmental exploration starts and the second is the adolescent period when sport related injuries become common. Here are some of the most popular childhood dental emergencies that require emergency dental services.
Knocked out baby tooth:
If something happens to your child's baby teeth or primary teeth you should visit an emergency dentist as soon as you can. If a tooth is fully out, don't make any effort to fix it back in the socket. Even though, it is very typical for children to lose primary teeth, losing a tooth due to an accident could impact the permanent adult tooth underneath. Thus, you should consult a dentist immediately.
Knocked out adult tooth:
If in an accident the adult tooth of your child gets knocked out, then you should put it back in the mouth. Hold the tooth by the crown. If it is dirty, don't do anything apart from just rinsing it with water, don't scrub the tooth or remove any attached remains of tissue. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, but if it not possible, then put the tooth in a cup of milk, water or saliva. Rush to the emergency dentist ASAP.
Bitten lip or tongue:
If there is heavy bleeding take your child to the emergency dentist as soon as you can. Use ice pack to reduce the swelling. Do not use any ointment on the lip or tongue to stop the flow of blood. It can be really risky.
In case of broken tooth, first rinse the mouth with lukewarm water to keep the area clean. If there is swelling then put ice pack on the affected area, it will help in reducing swelling. Visit the dentist right away. If there are broken tooth fragments then take them along with you to the dentist. If possible, wrap the tooth piece in a wet towel.
Objects caught between teeth:
Try to remove the object gently with the help of a dental floss. If it doesn't seem to help, visit your dentist. Do not use any pointed or sharp tool to remove the object.
Rinse the mouth with water to clean it. Give your child what you usually give him or her for pain relief. Do not use aspirin on the gum tissue or aching tooth. Visit your emergency dentist as soon as you can.
Rush to your emergency dentist. Again you can use cold compresses to keep swelling reduced.
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One of the most traumatic and instant dental cases both from physical and emotional perspectives is a knocked out or avulsed tooth. We all lead active lives these days, biking, running, playing sports and even road accidents have become very common. So, this can certainly happen to anyone. So, it is better to be prepared and know how to deal such a situation.
If this happens to someone you know or to yourself, then there are some essential things to keep in mind which can make or break the success of a dentist to save your tooth. By following some simple instructions you can easily ensure success in retaining a perfect set of teeth.
1 :- If the tooth has just misplaced from its place, but is still in your mouth, partly in the socket, then let it be there only, don't remove it. Call the emergency dental services instantly, so that professional can assist with the process as soon as possible. It is crucial to get the tooth fixed back into the proper position as soon as possible.
2 :- If the tooth is completely removed from the socket after the accident, don't panic. Take a deep breath and calmly look for the lost tooth, which will probably be in the area where you have had an accident. If you are lucky enough to find the tooth, and you have "Save a Tooth" kit with you, then place that tooth in the receptacle and visit the dentist. If you are not carrying your save a tooth kit along, then put the tooth in the sufferer's mouth and ask for help in neighborhood. Get some milk and put the avulsed tooth in a cup and reach the dentist in 20 minutes or even sooner. If you are unable to find milk, then water, saline or the saliva of the patient will suffice the purpose. Usually, the most accessible storage during emergency is the patient's inside check.
3 :- Get in the car fast and head to your emergency dentist, because time is of essence in such cases. Less than half hour and there is great prognosis, 30-60 minutes and there is a great probability of successful re-implantation. More time you take to reach the dentist and the prognosis goes down significantly. If the tooth is dirty, don't clean or scrub it. Your dentist will do that for you. There is a chief tissue on the root of the tooth which assists in the healing process.
4 :- Don't panic. Dentists have access to wonderful technology for saving and replacing tooth and teeth structures which will make it look just as it was before you met the accident.
By taking the proper safety measures instantly when a tooth gets knocked out you will increase the chances of successful reimplantation of the tooth significantly. Keep in mind the sooner you get the tooth back in the socket the higher the success rate.
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Emergencies happen all the time and thankfully today almost all the conditions can be handled instantly including your dental emergency. Dental emergencies are very common with people who don't maintain proper oral hygiene. But, dental emergencies can happen to anyone, including the sportspersons, kids, old people and even you. However, a lot of people find it difficult to find out that what conditions need emergency dental services and what dental issues can be delayed till tomorrow.
According to some reports, more than half a million people visit the emergency room for dental issues. However, deciding when to see an emergency dentist completely depends on you and the condition you are suffering from. Say, if you are experiencing acute pain in your tooth or you are having difficulty talking or eating due to numbness in your mouth, then you might need to see a dentist instantly. The situations also differ from a person to person, as some people can take the pain very easily while some find it hard to endure even the slightest amount of pain and discomfort.
Nevertheless, here we are listing some of the 'not so serious' as well as 'very serious' dental issues. Depending on the situation and your condition you can decide that when to book an appointment.
The 'not so serious' dental emergencies include:
Root canal trouble
Wisdom teeth problems
The 'more serious' emergency dental conditions include:
Dislocated, broken or fractured jaw
Loss of consciousness
Swelling in the neck or face area
There are some of the emergency dental conditions that should be treated ASAP. However, even when contacting an emergency dentist, your objective should try and prevent the damage as much as possible. You should be prepared with some items that can help you prevent the further damage, pain, and discomfort.
You should have an emergency dentist kit for such conditions that should include items like: pain killers, a packet of sugar-free gum, a small container, gauze, Q-tips and salt packets and most importantly the contact number of your emergency dentist.
Say, you met an accident that involves the mouth, like the loss of tooth, then the first thing you should do is to clean your mouth with warm salt water. For relieving the pain, you can take traditional non-prescription medications. On the other hand, if you have injuries in the inner layers of the tooth like nerves and dentin have incurred some damage, they can be covered with sugar free gum. These temporary relieves can at least keep the problem in control for the time until you visit the emergency dentist.
Edmonton Emergency Dentist also provide emergency dental services, so when in need of emergency dental care, just drop us a line.
Babies are a bundle of joy in every home. They bring laughter, fun and enjoyment to every household with their cute innocent activities. But, what happens when they start crying due to tooth pain or a cavity? This may surprise you, but cavities and bad breath are really popular in toddlers. And as they are still very young to take of their oral health on their own, it is up to you as a parent to do the essential remedies to assist them fight cavities and stinky breaths.
If we particularly talk about bad breath in toddlers then it can be caused due to various different factors. It may be due to buildup of cavity and tartar, poor oral hygiene, throat infection or dehydration. Use of pacifiers and thumb sucking can also add in toddler's bad breath. To fight this and more oral problems, it is important that you take care of their proper dental health and use tips to prevent foul-smelling breath and cavities in your bundle of joy.
Dental care of a little one begins with the appearance of the first tooth. Cleaning teeth as well as gums with water, two times in a day especially after feeding is recommended.
If your bundle of joy is 2 years old or above then you should teach him or her the correct method of brushing. However, until the age of 6, kids find it hard to brush their teeth properly, so supervising them is essential. Use toothbrush with soft bristles with pea-sized children's toothpaste because too much fluoride is harmful.
Always tell your kid to rinse teeth after drinking artificial fruit juice and soda drinks and after eating chocolate and candy, because the sugar content is sweetened products increases the process of decay and causes cavities.
Take proper care of your kid's diet. You should give them diet containing vegetables and fruits. Also, maintain the optimum amount of water intake.
If your child is active in sports, make sure he wears a mouth-guard; this will help in avoiding sports related injuries.
Restrict the sugar intake of your child to decrease the chances of tooth decay. Do not leave a feeding bottle filled with juice or milk stuck in their mouth when they are sleeping. As already said, the sugar present in these drinks will aid in teeth decay.
Regular dental checkups are also important. A lot of people think that visiting a dentist is not necessary when their children are young. This might sound surprising, but children often start getting cavities even before they are 4 years old. According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) almost 40-50% of kids are diagnosed with dental decay before the age of 2. Thus, it is recommended that every child sees a dentist by their 1st birthday.
Prioritize dental health of your kid by asking your pediatric dentist about preventive measures and treatments for cavities.
For more details about your kid's sound dental care, feel free to contact Edmonton Emergency Dentist.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
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