If you feel you need immediate treatment, we recommend calling our dental office to confirm at (403) 382-2273!
Nobody expects a dental emergency to arise, but it’s helpful to learn what to do in such an event.
Here at Cool Dental in Lethbridge, we do our best to see you the same day you call about a dental emergency. And if we can’t schedule you immediately, we can offer advice over the phone while you wait to see the dentist.
Toothache. You may also take over-the-counter pain medication. Then clean your mouth to remove debris that may be stuck to your tooth. If there’s any swelling, apply an ice pack to the outer side of your cheek where the ache is.
Badly bitten lip or tongue. Apply pressure with a cloth to stop the bleeding and use ice to manage swelling. If the bleeding persists, head to the nearest hospital emergency.
Chipped or broken tooth. Rinse with warm water. Place an ice pack against your outer cheek where the damaged tooth is. Keep tooth fragments in milk or cold water and take it to the dental office with you. Our dentist, Dr. Lachman, may perform dental bonding, apply white fillings, or place a crown to restore the tooth.
Knocked out tooth. To save the tooth, you need to get to the dental office right away. We recommend going to the emergency room if we're not able to see you on the same day. In the meantime, you can put the tooth back into its socket but if this isn't possible, put it in a glass of milk.
Lost crown or filling. Rinse the crown or dental filling with water. If it's one piece, try to put it back and gently bite down on it. If there are several fragments, bring them with you to the dental office. If you can’t find your filling, you can use sugarless gum to cover the hole temporarily.
Object stuck between teeth. Use dental floss or a toothpick to take it out. Be gentle and never use sharp objects as this can damage your teeth and gums. If you can’t remove it, contact our dental team immediately.
Our dental emergency services are open to anyone. We'll see you even if you haven’t been to our office before.
Usually we’re able to treat dental emergencies the same day. We can also perform necessary treatments such as fillings or bonding. If the tooth is infected, we can provide a root canal treatment or extraction.
We need to examine the tooth to identify the best step to take. We might need to take X-rays or else refer to recent ones.
Our priority is to eliminate your pain and discomfort. Once you feel better, we can discuss a long-term dental care plan. We’ll recommend necessary treatments but won’t pressure you if you’re not ready.
Seek Treatment for Your Dental Emergency Today
Time is critical in saving a tooth. Our dental team in Lethbridge will do our best to accommodate you immediately. Call us today at (403) 382-2273.