Suffering From a Dental Emergency In Fort McMurray?
Look no further. Dr. Beaulne & Dr. Brown and the friendly Graystone Dental Centre team are here to help you feel better.
If your mouth is in pain, contact us at (780)743-5958 and tell us what’s going on. We’ll give you advice on how to control the situation and limit pain until you can get into our office. We offer same day appointments and will do everything we can to schedule you as quickly as possible.
Whether you’re a brand new patient or have been coming to us for years, we’ll help ease any pain and restore the health of your teeth and gums in no time.
What should you do in case of a dental emergency?
Immediately contact a dentist if you’re suffering from a toothache. Take some recommended painkillers like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. You should make sure that you read the label first and avoid going over the maximum dose.
In cases of swelling, what should you do?
Usually, a swelling occurs because of an infection. There might be a slight infection in your teeth or gum tissue, or there might even be large amount of abscess that has to be drained. An infected swelling would usually feel quite tender and warm to the touch. You have to call immediately so you could be accurately diagnosed. After checking your teeth thoroughly, an appropriate treatment would be prescribed, as well as antibiotics.
What should you do in case your crown falls off?
You have to keep your crown secure so you can have it re-cemented as soon as you can to prevent further damage. Sometimes, a root canal treatment is recommended (including a post/pin) or a better build-up under the crown.
What are dental injuries?
Dental injuries include teeth that may be forced out of its position (extruded), broken (fractured) or knocked out. Injuries to the mouth are generally painful and have to be immediately treated by a dentist.
If the tooth is pushed inward or outward and is out of place, you should apply a light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Do not force it into its socket. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place.
The treatment of a fractured tooth depends on the degree of its injury. But whatever the degree of damage might be, you should see a dentist to get the appropriate treatment. Do not panic because it is easy to restore a fractured tooth. But if it feels painful, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods for the mean time.
For a minor fracture, a dentist can smooth it out and minimize the injury or do a white filling to restore it to its natural shape. Take extra care of your tooth for several days after treatment.
You may have a moderate fracture if there is damage to your enamel, dentin or pulp. A permanent crown may be used if there is no permanent damage to the pulp. But if there were damage to it, then you would need further treatment.
Usually, a severe fracture would mean that the tooth is traumatized and there is little chance of recovery. Dental injuries include puncture wounds, tears and lacerations to the tongue, cheek or lips. In the event of a severe injury, have the wound cleaned, sutured and repaired. If there is bleeding due to a tongue laceration, then try to pull the tongue forward and use gauze to put some pressure on it.