Common Dental Emergencies
If your child has hit his/her head, or lost consciousness, is vomiting and lethargic
please call 911 or take your child to the emergency department immediately.
For after-hours dental emergencies please contact our office at (306) 374-7111 for our after hours call information.
Make an appointment with us as soon as possible. To ease the pain take over-the-counter pain medicine that work for you. Use ice. Hold an ice pack against your face at the point where the sore tooth is. Don’t use heat (heating pad, hot water bottle etc.) on your jaw. Heat will make things worse.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Call us immediately and explain what happened. If it’s a small break, a white filling may be used to fix the tooth. If it is more serious than that, a root canal may be needed. A crown may also be needed.
Call us and explain what happened. Use a piece of soft sugarless chewing gum in the spot where the filling was lost. This will help protect the area for a short period of time.
Knocked Out Tooth
If the tooth is a permanent tooth, we may be able to put it back, but you must act quickly. If the tooth is put back in place within 10 minutes it has a good chance of taking root again. The chances are poor after 2 hours. Avoid touching the root. Try and place the tooth back in its socket (if it looks clean). If you are unable to do this, or if there’s a chance it could be swallowed, put it in cold milk. Bring it and your child to us or the nearest dentist right away.
Badly Bitten Lip or Tongue
If the area is bleeding place pressure on the part that is bleeding with a clean cloth. If the lip is swollen use an ice pack to reduce the swelling. Go to Emergency at a hospital if the bleeding does not stop.
Broken Braces and Wires
If a wire snaps or is sticking out of a bracket and is poking into the cheek, tongue, or gum, use the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a better position. If you are unable to move the wire, cover the end with orthodontic wax, a cotton ball, or gauze until you can get to an orthodontist.