Emergency Dental Care in Edmonton

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Emergency Dental Care

We understand that a dental emergency can be painful and scary. We’re here for you with extended hours plus an answering service after hours to provide you care as soon as possible.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately to book an appointment. If your emergency is during business hours please feel free to walk in. After hours call our 24 hour emergency line to speak with one of our dentists.

 

Common Dental Emergencies

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Chipped or broken teeth is a small break may be able to be repaired easily with a white filling material. But a more serious break could require a root canal and crown. On rare occasions, a chipped or broken tooth may require extraction.

Call your dentist as soon as possible to have your broken tooth assessed.

Fillings can occasionally fall out, for example due to:

  • Decay around the filling
  • Biting into hard foods
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Trauma to the tooth

Book an appointment with your dentist immediately. In the meantime, you can cover the tooth with sugar-free gum or a temporary dental filling material, and avoid chewing in the area.

Book an appointment with your dentist and explain your toothache symptoms. In the meantime, you can take over-the-counter pain medication. If this still does not relieve your pain, please call our 24 hour line here.

If your tooth is knocked out, you need to act immediately for the best chance of it being able to be implanted again. After two hours, the chances are much lower of a successful rooting. If your dentist isn’t available immediately, head straight to an emergency room.

In the meantime, take the following immediate steps for a knocked-out tooth:

  • Don’t handle your tooth by the root
  • Don’t rub or scrape the tooth to clean it; if it has no debris on it, rinse for no more than 10 seconds in a bowl of warm water
  • Try to put your tooth back in its socket. If it doesn’t go all the way, bite gently on gauze or paper towel to help hold it in place
  • If you can’t replace your tooth, place it in cold milk, or hold it between your gums and cheek while you seek care

Try using dental floss to gently dislodge the object stuck between your teeth. Don’t use a sharp object like a pin, as this can damage your teeth. A handy trick can be two layers of floss or tying a knot in your floss, this can assist in removing the object wedged between your teeth. Call your dentist if you’re unable to dislodge the item with floss.

With clean hands, use a clean cloth to press down on the site of bleeding for 15 minutes. Change out the cloth if necessary. If bleeding doesn’t slow after 15 minutes, seek further medical attention.

For a swollen lip, use an ice pack to help reduce swelling. Avoid exercise in the 2 to 3 days following the bleeding, as an increased heart rate could restart the bleeding.

How to Prevent a Dental Accident

Preventing a dental injury is easier than fixing one. Here are some simple precautions to help you avoid an emergency dental appointment:

  • Avoid chewing on hard food items that may crack your tooth or dislodge a filling, like ice, hard candy, or popcorn kernels
  • Always use scissors to cut things like tape, yarn, or thread, not your teeth
  • Always wear a good-fitting mouthguard when playing sports or doing other intense recreational activities
  • Visit your dentist regularly for exams to check that your teeth and any fillings are in great condition

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  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Evening and weekend hours
  • Accessibility for people of different abilities
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  • Children’s playroom with a TV
  • Ceiling mounted TVs
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  • Blankets and pillows (washed after every use)
  • Ceiling mounted TVs
  • Warm wipes after your appointment
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  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Evening and weekend hours
  • Accessibility for people of different abilities
  • Children’s playroom with a TV
  • Ceiling mounted TVs
  • Blankets and pillows (washed after every use)
  • Ceiling mounted TVs
  • Warm wipes after your appointment

Visit our South Edmonton Location

Our Convenient Location

Find us conveniently located just off of Whitemud Drive in Southgate Centre.

Where to park?

We’re located in a shopping plaza with ample free, easy to find parking.

Address

10831 51 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 5T1

Contact Information

Hours

Monday
7 AM8 PM
Tuesday
7 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM8 PM
Thursday
7 AM8 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
8 AM2:30 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

You should love your smile! Southgate Dental Centre can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with esthetic dentistry. Ask us about our whitening and veneer services!

Esthetic Dentistry

If you have a broken or weak tooth, it may need a little TLC. Dental crowns improve the look, shape, and function of damaged teeth. Ask us about our restorative dentistry at Southgate Dental.

Crowns

Straighten your smile with Invisalign! This revolutionary aligner is a clear, affordable alternative to traditional braces and is suitable for patients of all ages. Ask us how Invisalign can help you.

Invisalign

At some point, you may need dental surgery. From tooth extractions to root canals, you can trust your experienced surgical team at Southgate Dental. Ask us how we can make your procedure comfortable.

Dental Surgery

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