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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.
Call Now: 587 410 5766
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:
Pain and infection relief
Phone: 587 410 5766
Address: 4526 Calgary Trail NW #110 Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4A6