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- Dental emergencies can happen at any time – even with the best care – and they should not be ignored, we can address your dental emergencies at any time of the day or night and help you get the treatment you require.
If your emergency is within our regular business hours, call and speak directly to one of our receptionists who will find time in our emergency schedule for your needs.
- If your emergency is after regular business hours, please follow these steps to reach our on call emergency team, an emergency dentist is available 24/7 for assistance:
a). Dial 403-282-7933.
b). Press “2” for the name and numbers of the on-call team.
Taking action right away after an injury can prevent further damage, pain and expense – follow the appropriate directions below:
Tooth knocked out – First, call Northwest Dental Centre’s reception team to set up an emergency appointment!
As you prepare to leave for your appointment, don’t handle to root of the tooth! Keep the tooth moistened by placing it in a container of milk, if that is not possible hold the tooth in your mouth until you get to us. Get to our office as quickly as possible; if we can implant it within an hour and the root surface has not dried out, the tooth may reattach.
Cracked or broken tooth – Call our office to set up an appointment to see us as soon as possible. Meanwhile, rinse the mouth with water (if tolerable) and place an ice pack on the outside of the cheek over the injured area to reduce pain and swelling. Take Tylenol or ibuprofen for pain if needed.
Soft tissue injury (gums, cheeks, lips) – Rinse with warm salt water and apply pressure to the area with soft gauze for 20 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, see us as soon as possible or go to a hospital emergency room.
Potential broken jaw – Use a cold compress and see us or go to a hospital emergency room promptly.
Partially dislodged tooth – Try to carefully push it back into the socket and set up an appointment with Northwest Dental Centre as soon as possible.
Toothache – Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Gently brush and floss to remove any particles that may be trapped. If the toothache persists, call us.
Object lodged between teeth – Try to remove with dental floss or an interdental cleaning aid. If this fails, see us or go to a hospital emergency room.
Lost filling – Seal the area with sugarless gum and schedule a dental appointment with us as soon as possible by calling our main reception at 403-282-7933.
Loose crown or temporary crown – Try to secure the crown with sugarless gum and call us as soon as possible for an appointment.
Broken brace wire – Cover with dental wax or sugarless gum and see us right away. Do not try to cut the wire, as this can cause soft tissue injury or a bit of the wire could be swallowed causing further injury.
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