What Are Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid?

Just like health emergencies, dental emergencies are common and inevitable in people of all ages. There can be a list of dental emergencies, which include bleeding from mouth resulted from an injury or hit in the face, damaged teeth, tooth infection, and agonizing pain, etc. This article will discuss some of the most common dental emergencies that our dentists in Grande Prairie, AB see. 

What Are Some Common Dental Emergencies?

Some common dental emergencies that Today’s Dental Grande Prairie sees include:

    • Abscesses/Infections: It results from bad oral hygiene, specifically gum disease. You can be at a higher risk of developing Abscesses or Infections if you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes. Dental infections can quickly spread if they don’t get proper treatment.


    • Mouth Injury: Any injury to your mouth that causes bleeding is an emergency. If you get hit in the face or fall on your face and you notice bleeding, see a dentist before wasting any time.


    • Broken or Damaged Tooth: Do you know that you can repair your tooth if it gets broken or damaged? Well, now, you will. Your teeth make your smile attractive, and if any one of them gets cracked or broken, you can get them fixed by visiting a dentist.


    • Loose Tooth: Due to tooth decay, mouth injury, or any kind of gum disease, a loose tooth can occur. There are chances that your dentist can work on it and stabilize it.


    • Knocked-out tooth: If you got a hit in the face or due to some reason, you have got a knocked-out tooth, save it and run to the dentist as soon as you can. There are chances that your dentist can reimplant it.


    • Toothache: Cavities can cause agonizing toothache. Gum disease, inflammation, or losing a filling can also become a reason. See a dentist if you feel such uncomfortable pain as it can be extremely discomforting.


  • Mouth or Tongue Bites: If you tend to bite your mouth or your tongue, you can hurt yourself, and if it does not heal, you might need an emergency dental assistance.
Young Woman Suffering From Tooth Ache On White Background
Mature Man Suffering With Toothache And Rubbing Painful Tooth

First Aid In Times of Dental Emergencies

Just like general first aid kits, dentists suggest that we should keep dental first aid kit too. As we have explained above, what falls into a dental emergency, it is better to stay prepared.

Cold Compresses and Pain Medications

Swelling and toothaches can be comforted with a cold cloth or ice pack. Pain medication like Tylenol can also help to reduce the intensity of the pain and make it more bearable.

Fixing Knocked Out Teeth or Chips

If it is possible to find missing chips or knocked out tooth, save it for reimplantation. If your teeth is entirely knocked-out, it is very important not to touch the root. 

Rinsing the Mouth

Salt water can lower the pain and reduce the chances of infection. It can be helpful for a small time just until you manage to make an appointment with your dentist.

Questions? Contact Today's Dental Grande Prairie!

If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.

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