Southland Dental

Emergency Dentist Regina SK

Emergency Dental Regina

No one plans for a dental emergency

At Southland Dental Clinic of Regina, we do plan for dental emergencies. In fact, we offer same-day emergency dental care to accommodate unexpected dental issues. Due to the critical nature of emergency situations, we assign blocks in our daily schedule specifically allocated to dental injuries or unforeseen accidents. Therefore, we provide you with the attention you need when an emergency arises.

Furthermore, our team of Regina emergency dentists is well trained and well equipped to handle any situation. We offer effective and affordable emergency dental care treatments for:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Chipped, fractured or cracked teeth
  • Lost fillings
  • Tissue injury
  • Facial pain/swelling

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Southland Dental Clinic of Regina

2905 Gordon Rd, Regina, SK S4S 6H7

Monday: 7:30am-4pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4pm

(306) 352-6188

Emergency Dental Care for Severe Toothache

A toothache, as its name suggests, refers to pain around a tooth. Toothaches are commonly caused by tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, infected gums, tooth fracture, or a damaged filling.

Treatment for Emergency Tooth Ache

The root cause of a toothache helps determine the appropriate treatment. To get a better idea, your dentist will do a physical examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and tongue. X-rays may be taken at your appointment. Based on findings, possible treatments include extraction and antibiotics.  If an infected nerve is the problem, a root canal may be necessary.

In general, emergency dental care is focused on pain alleviation. Thereafter, follow-up appointments are used to treat the root issue.

How Long Does Emergency Tooth Extraction Take?

We treat each patient as an individual, not a number. Treatment time varies according to your unique needs and type of treatment received.  For reference, we’ve included some common treatment times below.

Root canal – A root canal is carried out by your dentist over two or more appointments, each appointment is between 60 to 90 minutes.

Tooth filling – A filling is completed in one 60-minute appointment.

Extraction – A tooth extraction is carried out in one dental appointment. Keep in mind, it takes about 1-2 weeks for a full recovery.

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Emergency Dentist Regina

Emergency Dental Care for Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth

What is the treatment for a broken or chipped tooth?

Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth depends on the extent of the damage. You’ll need a filing, dental cap/crown, dental veneers, or a root canal.

Filling: Dentists rely on fillings to  fix small chips in your tooth enamel. If the affected tooth is visible (i.e. in the front of your mouth), a procedure called bonding is done using a tooth-colored composite resin.

Dental Cap/Crown:  If you have a lot of decay, or the damaged area is very large, a crown or tooth-shaped cap is applied. A dental cap or crown protects the tooth and improves appearances.

Dental Veneers: Chipped or broken teeth can appear whole and healthy again thanks to a natural-colored dental veneer.

Root Canal: In the most severe cases, a root canal may be necessary to prevent infection if the break is large enough to expose the pulp.

How long does emergency dental care for a chipped or broken tooth take?

Dental crowns and veneers usually require two trips to the dentist. Generally, each appointment is scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart.

For about 2-4 hours following a dental crown procedure, patients typically experience numbness in the mouth and minor tooth sensitivity Avoid cold/hot foods, and don’t chew on the affected side of your mouth for at least 2-3 days after treatment.

Unlike crowns, which require more of your tooth to be filed down, veneers require very little tooth shaving. As a result, you face less pain during recovery. Typically, recovery from the first treatment is significantly longer and more painful than the second. The second appointment is when you are fitted with the actual veneer.

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Broken and Chipped Tooth

Emergency Dental Care for Trapped Objects

Treatment options

Popcorn hulls, meat fibers, seeds and many other objects can become stuck between your teeth. Do you have a habit of chewing on pens, pencils or toothpicks? A piece could easily break off and get stuck in your teeth.

Often, these types of occurrences can be resolved at home. But, if you are unable to remove the trapped object and/or it is painful, then you must seek emergency dental care.

Dentists use a variety of techniques to safely remove trapped objects. To help you relax, we offer no-fee sedation dentistry.

How long does it take to treat a tooth obstruction?

Typically, this type of emergency dental appointment requires one appointment and no downtime. Plan to take the rest of the day off work to recover.

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Emergency Dental Care for Tissue Injuries

Treatment Options for Tissue Injuries

What is soft tissue trauma? Cuts, lacerations or other wounds to the lips, tongue and cheek are all considered soft tissue trauma.

Your appointment begins with a discussion about what caused your recent trauma. From there, the dentist conducts a thorough physical exam of the area, looking for relevant things such as tooth or bone damage, as well as pieces of chipped teeth.

Generally, superficial wounds heal on their own. On the other hand, larger cuts may require stitches. Additionally, an antibiotic is often prescribed to prevent secondary infections. Treatment varies depending on each patient’s condition.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The time it takes for a tissue injury to heal largely depends on how bad or deep the cut is. Thankfully, your mouth contains many blood vessels that promote quick healing.

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New patients are always welcome!
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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.

Tooth

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!

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

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.