At Odyssey Dental Care, we offer dental emergency services to Regent, East Kildonan, Transcona and surrounding Winnipeg communities. If you contact our office with a dental emergency, we will try to make sure one of our dentists is available to see you the same business day. Our emergency services are created to provide you with quick relief from any dental pain that you may experience.
We know that emergencies can occur at any time, and sometimes you may not be able to make it to the dentist in a timely manner. Below are some things you can do before heading to the dentist’s office for emergency dental care.
Thoroughly clean the area around the sore tooth and rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If there is something lodged in-between your teeth, use dental floss to try and remove it. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gums. Apply a cold compress if swelling persists, and take Tylenol (acetaminophen). If the ache persists, contact us to make an appointment as soon as possible.
If you are able to find your missing tooth, rinse it thoroughly. DO NOT use anything other than warm water to rinse. Make sure to handle the tooth by the crown and not the root. If you are able to reinsert the tooth, keep it in place by biting down on a clean cloth or gauze after you have placed it back into its original socket. If you are not able to reinsert the tooth, place the tooth in a cup containing milk or water, and go to the dentist immediately. When saving a tooth, time is of the essence!
Wires and braces can sometimes become loose or broken. In most cases, emergency attention is not required. However, if the wires or braces are stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove them. Immediately contact us to to make an appointment, and cover the protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum.
Apply a cold compress or ice firmly, but gently, to the bruised area(s). Stop the bleeding by applying pressure gently to the wound with a clean gauze or cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled within 15 minutes, go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Rinse your mouth with warm water. Place a cold compress over the injured area and immediately contact us to make an appointment. If there are any savable tooth fragments, place them in a bag and bring the pieces with you to our office.
Use a towel, tie or handkerchief to keep your jaw from moving and immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If the crown is one piece, rinse it with water and try to reinsert it. Hold it in place by gently biting down on clean gauze or cloth. If the crown is broken, try to gather all of the pieces and bring them straight to our office.
Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Gently, but firmly, place clean gauze over the area that is bleeding. If the bleeding persists for more than 15 minutes, please contact us.