At Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic, we understand that dental emergencies are no different than any other medical emergency. We are here to provide the treatment you need FAST. Do not wait to make appointments days in advance; Chinook Mall Family Dental offers expedited booking for emergency dental services. We understand your pain and we are here to help TODAY.
Your overall physical health can be greatly affected by your dental health. When dental emergencies go untreated, they can lead to more serious health concerns which is why it is important to get quick and effective treatment. Get the pain relief you need with Dr. Stewart Charchuk and his highly skilled team of hygienists.
Why Emergency Dental?
When dealing with a dental emergency, time is of the essence. Whether it is a chipped tooth, lost or cracked filling, or a knocked-out tooth, prompt treatment can assist in preventing long term damage or loss of the tooth. The faster you get treatment, the faster we can end your pain. Dental emergencies never happen at convenient times, however for all emergencies we are conveniently located in Chinook Center Mall for easy access no matter where you are in the city.
How to know if your dental concerns require emergency attention:
Has there been significant damage to your teeth?
If you have lost all or a significant portion of your tooth, it is important to seek medical attention quickly to increase chances of being able to fully repair the damage.
Are you in pain? Have you been in pain more than 3-4 days? If experiencing severe mouth or tooth pain help should be contracted as soon as possible. If pain has continued for more than 3-4 days, this can be a sign that there may be an underlying condition that needs to be treated.
Does your tooth appear loose? Adult teeth should never wiggle or appear loose. If looseness is causing pain, or is severe, dental assistance should be contacted immediately. This can be a sign of infection or tooth injury.
Is your jaw swollen? Swelling in your jaw can be a sign of serious infections, especially if symptoms like fever, bad taste in your mouth or difficulty swallowing are present as well. If these symptoms appear, contact emergency dental assistance immediately.
Severe tooth ache
Lost filling, crown or bridge
Facial Pain or swelling
Infection of the tooth or gum
Chipped, cracked or knocked out tooth
Emergency Dental Tips
- Knocked out tooth
If you have knocked out a tooth, get tooth into cold milk with ice and contact your emergency dental professional for immediate attention. Apply a piece of moistened gauze to the affected area to control bleeding. Bring the lost tooth with you to your appointment, ensuring it remains cool. Rapid treatment will most often result in the tooth being put back into place with no further complications.
- Cracked Tooth
Immediately rinse out the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Apply a cold compress to affected area to reduce swelling.
While waiting for medical treatment, gently rinse area with warm salt water to keep the affected area clean. Abscesses can be extremely serious, and emergency dental assistance should be found as soon as possible.
Rinse mouth with warm water. If toothache is caused by a food obstruction, attempt to remove with dental floss. If ineffective, apply cold compress to affected areas until a member of our team can assist you.
- Chipped or broken tooth
Save any pieces of broken tooth and preserve in cold milk and bring to your emergency appointment. If there is bleeding, apply gauze to affected area until bleeding has subsided. Use cold compress to reduce swelling until dental professional can be seen.
If unsure of whether to book an emergency dental appointment, always err on the side of caution. If you think it is a dental emergency, it probably is. Call us at 403.252.7711