Do you have a dental emergency in Winnipeg, Manitoba?
Call us at (431) 999-AQUA
We’ll do our best to accommodate you on the same day.
Dr. Swanlund and the rest of our team are ready to serve you. You don’t have to be an existing patient to receive care. You can book an appointment as early as 8:30 AM or take a weekday evening spot until 7 PM.
How Can You Assist Me During a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can occur at any time, and there’s never a good time for it. At Aqua Dental Wellness, we understand that unpleasant incidents can affect your oral health and well-being.
You need immediate assessment to identify the root of the problem, address it, and keep it from happening again as much as possible.
Here are some services we can provide to help you feel better.
Our dental office is equipped to serve those with immediate dental needs. Even if you’re unsure if you need urgent care, it’s best to see your dentist for a checkup.
A speedy response can mean the difference between keeping or losing a tooth. Contact us and one of our team members will guide you on how to proceed.
What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can present itself in different ways. Often, it involves severe pain or discomfort. But some symptoms may be silent. That’s why an expert evaluation is necessary.
Here are common dental emergencies and what you can do in the event you’re unable to secure a dental visit right away.
- Intense pain. Let us know your symptoms and the area where the pain is coming from. You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever, but don’t apply it to the tooth. Hold an ice pack on the side of the cheek where the sore spot is if there’s swelling.
- Knocked out teeth. Try putting the tooth back in its socket by biting on it. Be very quick, but make sure the tooth is clean. If not possible, don’t leave the tooth in your mouth to avoid swallowing it. Keep it in a glass of milk instead and take it with you to the dental office.
- Broken or chipped teeth. Locate the tooth, as your dentist may still be able to piece it back together. Fillings can be used to fix a minor chip or fracture. A crown or root canal can also help if the damage is serious.
- Lost fillings or crowns. Look for the broken filling or crown, clean it, and try to attach it back to the tooth. You may also use sugarless chewing gum to protect the area while waiting for your dental appointment.
- Injured lip or tongue. Rinse your mouth with plain water to remove any debris. Put a cloth or gauze on the site and put pressure on it to stop the bleeding. Use a cold compress or wrap ice cubes in a clean cloth and hold them outside the area. This will help relieve any swelling.
Why Shouldn't I Ignore a Dental Emergency
A dental emergency can escalate if left unchecked or untreated. Some scenarios may require hospitalization or confinement for more comprehensive care.
A bacterial infection in the mouth can spread and affect other body parts. Your dentist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, can inspect the area, prescribe medication, or provide treatments.
The goal is not only to offer temporary relief but to identify effective long-term solutions.
Lowering Your Chances of Having a Dental Emergency
No one knows when an emergency can occur. But there are steps to reduce your risks, including the following:
- Avoid using your teeth to open, cut, or tear packages or containers.
- Be careful when biting down on crunchy, hard or sticky foods.
- Brush and floss daily to keep debris from getting stuck between teeth.
- Stay on top of your routine dental exams and hygiene cleanings to prevent infections and toothaches.
- Wear a custom mouthguard if you're active in sports or any outdoor activity.
No dental issue is too small. Don’t delay seeing the dentist.
Receive the immediate dental care you need in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contact our office at 431-800-5800 or leave us a message to book your appointment.