There's never a convenient time to experience a dental emergency, and at East Kildonan Dental, we understand that. We also know that compassionate, high-quality care delivered by an experienced dental team can alleviate much of the stress and pressure associated with unexpected tooth pain, trauma, or other oral health issues.
Above all else, we're aware that timing is everything. Besides prolonging pain and discomfort, waiting to treat dental emergencies can result in serious outcomes that could have been prevented if attended to more quickly. That's why we're dedicated to ensuring that emergency patients are made a priority and always treated with the utmost expediency and professionalism.
Seeking a Winnipeg emergency dentist right now? Contact us directly at 204-661-2614.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is defined as oral infection, pain, swelling, excessive bleeding, or facial trauma. If pain or discomfort in your mouth is impacting your day-to-day activities and overall quality of life, chances are that you may be experiencing a dental emergency.
Even if you're not sure if your situation warrants emergency attention, don't hesitate to call our office for advice. Being here for our patients is what we do best, and we never want you to suffer through oral pain or discomfort if we can help it (which we're confident we can).
Our Emergency Dental Services
Innumerable events and conditions can cause dental emergencies, and at East Kildonan Dental, our experienced dentists have provided a vast range of different emergency treatments over the years. Below, we've listed some of the most common dental emergencies we treat, but if you're experiencing something that's not listed, there's still an extremely high likelihood we'll be able to help:
Lost Fillings, Crowns, or Bridges
If you're chewing and suddenly feel a filling, crown, or bridge come loose, rinse, save the piece and call us right away. A missing reconstruction can expose your teeth to the risk of decay or infection and also result in significant discomfort, sensitivity, and pain. Often, our dental team can quickly make permanent repairs. If not, they'll be sure to provide a comfortable temporary solution until a proper fix can be arranged.
Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth
All of these conditions may warrant immediate attention from an experienced dentist.
Chipped Teeth - Depending on the size of the chip, you may not feel severe pain, but it's still important to treat chips to avoid further damage.
Broken Teeth - Broken teeth may cause serious pain, damage, and/or infection and should be treated as soon as possible.
Cracked Teeth - Cracked teeth often cause severe pain and must be professionally treated.
Facial or Gum Swelling
Facial or gum swelling represents an inflammatory response, which can indicate the presence of an infection. Even if the swelling isn't associated with pain, contact us right away for an emergency dental evaluation.
Broken or Cracked Dentures
Broken or cracked dentures can make it challenging or impossible to eat or speak effectively. Don't delay making an urgent dental care appointment to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
A tooth abscess is a pocket of bacterial infection that can occur in your gum, tooth root, or jawbone. It can cause significant pain and should be treated immediately to avoid the spread of infection and potentially serious outcomes.
Experiencing a severe toothache? Our kind and highly trained dentists can find and treat the root cause.
If you've experienced unexpected trauma to the mouth that has resulted in a lost tooth or other damage, it's essential to be seen by a dentist right away. If you need to transport a knocked-out tooth, rinse it gently and hold it in place in the socket with gauze. Alternatively, you can transport a tooth in milk, but never in saltwater.
Can I Go to the ER for Dental Emergencies?
You should go to the ER if you believe you've experienced facial trauma requiring hospitalization. In most other cases, seeking emergency dental services will be a more effective choice for treating oral health issues. The ER can provide antibiotics and pain medication; in severe cases, it may be able to offer tooth extractions. However, it isn’t equipped to handle most emergency dental treatments.
Are Toothaches Considered a Dental Emergency?
Yes. If you are experiencing a toothache that is not resolving on its own, this certainly qualifies as a dental emergency that should be further investigated and treated as soon as possible.
Do I Need To Be a Patient To Receive Care?
At East Kildonan Dental, we will see patients on an emergency basis, whether they're patients of ours or not. To receive treatment, you will be required to fill out medical forms and be entered into our system, but you can choose to make your visit a single visit only if that's what you're most comfortable with.
Contact Us Today
At East Kildonan Dental, emergency dental care is an important part of the comprehensive services we offer our community members daily. We know how overwhelming a dental emergency can feel, and we're here to offer compassionate care and treatment.
Looking for immediate Winnipeg emergency dental services? Our highly qualified and experienced team is ready to help. Contact us now at 204-661-2614!