Same Day Dental Emergencies
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Regina SK right now and need to see a dentist, please call our office at 306-352-9966 right away. We offer same-day emergency appointments and will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. In addition to same-day appointments our team offers dental financing in the form of:
- Accept Most Dental Insurance
- Direct Bill Insurance
For a caring, compassionate and gentle emergency dentist in Regina, contact Cathedral Dental and let us help get you out of pain.
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Broken, Chipped, Lost Tooth
Do you live in the Regina area and not know what to in the case of a knocked out tooth or other emergency dental procedure? Well here are some helpful resources to keep on hand in case you ever run into a dental emergency of your own. Accidents happen at all ages, and even more so when you or your children live an active lifestyle. It’s good to know what to do in an emergency situation to save a tooth when possible or get the proper treatment when necessary. Putting off dental treatment in the case of an emergency, can result in the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth, cause you more pain in the long run and can be even more costly. Dr. Jun of Cathedral Dental has prepared some helpful resources below to help you out in such a situation.
*IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, please dial 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.
What to Do for a Knocked out Tooth
Step 1: Find the tooth if possible, making sure to handle it by the crown and NOT the root. If you are unsure about which part is which, please see the illustration below.
Step 2: Rinse the tooth off with water only. DO NOT clean or scrub the tooth at will any kind of soap or cleaning solution.
Step 3: Inspect the tooth for any kind of breaks or fractures. If the tooth looks to be in good shape, you can carefully re-position the tooth back into the socket immediately. The less time the tooth spends out of the mouth or out in the open, the greater the odds the tooth will survive. Once positioned into place you can gently bite down on a clean cloth or gauze pad or hold it in place with your fingers.
Alternatively: If you are unsure about placing the tooth back into the socket, or worried about the tooth being cracked, you can try to preserve the tooth by placing it between the cheek and gums or in an emergency tooth preservation kit (such as a Save-a-Tooth®). Below are the recommended methods for preserving a tooth outside of the mouth:
- Emergency Tooth Preservation Kit
- In milk ( in a little cup will do)
- Do NOT use plain water as the root surface cells can die in plain water
Make sure to keep the tooth moist at all times and make an appointment with your dentist or endodontist immediately!
What to Do with a Chipped Tooth
When considering a chipped or fractured tooth, time is critical. Contact your dentist immediately so as to reduce the chance of infection or the need to for extra dental procedures or treatments in the future. Be sure to rinse the mouth with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken or fractured tooth pieces, bring them with you to the dentist.
Hopefully, these resources can help you out in a pinch! And as always, please feel free to contact Dr. Jun with any questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Dental emergencies usually consist of broken or knocked out teeth, inner mouth injuries such as lacerations and large gashes, or infections.
If you’re experiencing unusual excruciating pain, swelling, bleeding, or pus excreting from your gums and teeth, then you’re most likely experiencing a dental emergency and you should contact your dentist right away. Another sign of a dental emergency is loosened, cracked, or knocked-out teeth.
Call your dentist immediately and schedule an appointment within the hour. The sooner you get to see your dentist, the higher the chances that they’ll be able to recover your tooth and fix the issue.
Take good care of your teeth and practice excellent oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing every night before bed. Also, if you play any high-contact sports, it’s in your best interest to protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard and a helmet.
If one of your permanent teeth falls out, don’t panic. The first thing you should do is very gently rinse the tooth in lukewarm salt water to clean it. DO NOT under any circumstances handle the tooth by the root because this will damage any tissues that exist there, making it impossible for your emergency dentist to reattach the tooth to the socket. Call your nearest emergency dental clinic in Regina and schedule an appointment immediately. In the meantime, place the tooth between your cheek and jaw to keep it moist. If that’s not an option, then place it in a container of saline solution or milk until you get to the dentist.
Take an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen. Avoid Aspirin because it contains ingredients that will thin your blood and thus exacerbate the situation.
Call your local emergency dental clinic immediately and schedule an appointment.