When you need an emergency dentist in Fort McMurray, you can always count on us at Maxx Dental Group! Although we always do our best to get every patient into the office for a dental appointment as quickly as possible, sometimes seeing a dentist just can’t wait. For instance, have you broken or knocked out a tooth in an accident? Are you suffering an excruciating toothache? If so, you’re in need of our emergency dental services, and we’ll find a way for you to see one of our dentists that same day. When the worst happens, call Maxx Dental Group immediately and let us know you need an emergency dentist.
What if you’ve broken or chipped one of your teeth? Call Maxx Dental Group as soon as possible, of course, but what do you do in the meantime? Be sure to rinse and save any pieces that have fallen out and rinse your mouth. Be sure to check if you are bleeding. If so, press gauze on the area until the bleeding stops. Control pain and swelling of your mouth by holding a cold compress to your face until you can get to our office. If you have knocked out a tooth, be careful not to touch the root and to keep the root clean. Rinse the root with water without touching it and try to put the tooth back in place without forcing it into the socket. If you can’t insert the tooth into the hole, then carry it to our office in a cup of milk. We may be able to save it!
In the case of a bad toothache, flossing and then rinsing your mouth with warm water should be the first step. A cold compress to your face can relieve pain and swelling until you can make it to our office. If you’ve lost a filling or a crown, you can cover the hole with a piece of sugarless gum until you get to our office. Be sure to bring the crown with you. If you can’t make it to our office right away and are in pain, applying clove oil to the lost crown area with a cotton swab can relieve your discomfort. If you can, put the crown back in place in your mouth; in order to temporarily hold it in place, you can use a bit of toothpaste or denture adhesive. If your toothache arises because of an infection at the bottom of your tooth near the gums (an abscess), this is a very serious situation and needs immediate treatment by an emergency dentist in Fort McMurray.
Several dental emergencies can arise when you’re wearing braces. For instance, a wire could break free and scratch your gums, the inside of your cheek, or your tongue. This is an uncomfortable situation! Although we normally don’t recommend putting pencils in your mouth, this is one instance when a pencil eraser might be a good tool to help you poke the wire down and away from your tissues until you can get to our office. Remember those little boxes of wax that came with your braces? This would be an excellent time to roll up a piece to cover the end of your wire! You could also use a bit of rolled-up gauze or a cotton ball. You can also use wax to reattach loose brackets until you see us.
Remember that using mouth guards during sports can help you avoid these painful situations. Maxx Dental Group can provide you with a mouth guard that will keep you out of our office and on the playing field, where you belong!
Whatever your dental emergency, it’s important to act fast—contact Maxx Dental Group today!