Emergency Dental Clinic Sherwood Park
Our team provides same-day emergency dental care. The Bennett Emergency Dental Sherwood Park team is well-trained to take care of such situations.
Severe mouth pain
If you are in immediate pain, you may need to seek immediate care. In some cases, pain can cause nausea, impede motor skills and prevent you from driving. Prior to visiting, please contact us by phone immediately or have someone drive you to our clinic.
If you are bleeding, we advise call emergency medical services at 911 or Strathcona Community Hospital at 780-449-5380 (open 24 hours).
Acute toothaches or broken teeth
Intense pain can follow an injury to teeth that have been chipped, broken, or dislocated. It is important that you visit an emergency dental clinic where immediate care can be provided to lessen injury and prevent further damage of the tooth.
Toothaches can also be caused by tooth decay, abscesses, gum disease, or damaged fillings, mouth infections, grinding teeth (bruxism), an abnormal bite and tooth eruptions (in the case of babies / young-children)
In other cases, a patient can experience pains that feel like toothaches, but are in fact caused by TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), sinus infections, ear infections, or muscular tensions. Pain in the teeth and jaw areas can also be a symptom of heart disease, and our dentists will refer you to a physician if they feel you are at risk.
Call us immediately if in pain.
After being admitted, your dentist will perform a thorough oral examination to determine the cause of your pain. If required, an x-ray may need to be undertaken though this is a safe and normal procedure. For infected teeth, this may require tooth extraction or a root canal procedure. Pain medication and antibiotics may also be prescribed to assist with healing and to provide you relief.
Bennett Dental Sherwood Park will determine what immediate emergency treatments are required and follow-up appointments would address treating the root issue, stabilizing, and putting in place a treatment plan.
Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth Treatment
Once you have had an initial oral examination at an emergency dental clinic, they will determine if immediate treatment is required or schedule an appointment. You may be prescribed pain medication or antibiotics. In most situations for damaged teeth, an appointment will need to be scheduled so a full-procedure can be administered.
Filling: if there is only small portion of surface damage or chipping of the tooth enamel, your tooth can be repaired with a filling. For visible teeth Bennett Dental can apply tooth-coloured composite resins as part of the filling process known as bonding.
Veneers: for larger visible chips and fractures, restorative materials such as plastic composites and porcelain can be used to protect and improve the aesthetics of a tooth.
Dental Crowns: For areas that have seen significant tooth decay, we can cap your tooth with a crown that will protect it and improve aesthetic.
Root Canal: In the case for teeth where the damage is significant enough that it has penetrated the protective enamel, exposing the pulp, a root canal may need to be performed.
Removing ‘Stuck’ Objects from Teeth and Gums
On occasion, a piece of food or foreign object can get stuck in-between teeth or gums. Typical food objects include popcorn hulls, meat fibers, and seeds. In some cases, pencil ends, toothpicks, and other materials can get embedded and become difficult to remove. Generally, these situations can be taken care of on your own, but if you find the situation worsening, causing pain, then we recommend arranging an appointment where our team has the expertise to help.
Cuts and Tissue Injuries
For patients who have sustained cuts, lacerations, scrapes and other soft-tissue wounds we can assess and treat the entire mouth area including cheek, and lips. We will also look for any damage to teeth, musculature and bones. In the majority of cases, superficial wounds will heal on their own, but certain cuts may require stitches and / or antibiotics.