Experiencing an urgent dental situation in Winnipeg or the surrounding areas? Call our team at LifeSmiles Dental as soon as possible. We will make every effort to fit you into our schedule.
Urgent Dental Care in Winnipeg
Urgent dental situations can occur at any time, and we are here to help.
Not sure if you're having one? Below are common urgent dental situations that require attention from our dentists. Please contact our dental clinic as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
If you are experiencing severe swelling, bleeding, or airway distress, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency hospital as soon as possible.
Lost Fillings or Crowns
Try to identify and find any broken or lost fillings or crowns. Rinse and attempt to place it back on your tooth. Call our office as soon as possible to arrange an appointment to have it fixed.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
For a chipped or broken tooth that's missing, try to find the tooth piece and put it in a clean container to bring to your appointment. Your dentist may be able to reattach it. Whether you find your tooth or not, phone our office right away to have your damaged tooth repaired.
If you can locate your knocked-out tooth, attempt to keep it moist by keeping it in a glass of milk or holding it in your mouth until you arrive at your office. If possible, rinse and hold it by the crown - not the roots - before re-inserting it into the tooth socket by gently biting down once it is in its place.
Take an over-the-counter pain medication. Do not take aspirin if you are bleeding. Apply a cold compress against your cheek where your tooth has been fractured to help reduce any pain and swelling.
Call our office as soon as possible. The sooner you can be treated after a tooth has been knocked out, the better the chance your dentist will have of saving it.
Severe Swelling, Pain or Discomfort
Are you experiencing moderate to severe swelling, pain, or discomfort in your mouth or jaw area?
Call us as soon as possible and follow these steps to alleviate pain in the meantime:
1. Apply a cold compress to your cheek, on the area where you are feeling pain.
2. Take an over-the-counter pain medication.
3. If the pain is coming from inside your mouth, use salt water to flush the area that is in pain.
Please note if the swelling is impacting your ability to breathe you should seek emergency medical care at a hospital as soon as possible.