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Dental emergencies can cause panic anxiety, and one can become clueless and go blank when in pain or on seeing their loved one bleeding. In such instances, it is better that you know it all about dental emergencies now and be ready; so, if unfortunately you or your loved one ever has face to a dental emergency, be it toothache or broken or chipped teeth or any other condition, you know what needs to be done.
Here we are answering some frequently asked questions about dental emergencies.
What is gingivitis?
Gum disease or gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues supporting and surrounding the teeth and is most popularly caused due to poor dental hygiene. Gum disease is a very common problem and differs immensely in severity. Some of the common signs of gingivitis include: red swollen gums, bleeding on brushing and flossing etc.
What causes gingivitis?
Your gums are attached to your teeth at a lower point than the edges of gums that are visible. This creates a small space called a sulcus. When food gets trapped in this space, gingivitis or gum infection is caused.
Plaque is another reason for gum disease. Plaque is a thin coating of bacteria; it continuously develops on the surface of your teeth. As plaque becomes severe, it hardens, and this is termed as tartar. When plaque reaches below the gum line, it causes gum infection.
When left untreated, it can cause the gums to get disconnected from the teeth. This can cause injury to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. The tooth may become unstable and loose. If infection becomes severe, you may finally lose your tooth or get it removed from a dentist.
Risk factors of gum disease:
Here are some of the risk factors for gum disease:
Most people even don’t realize that they have gingivitis. Once can have gum infection without any symptoms. However, here are a few symptoms of gingivitis:
In a dental checkup, your gums are checked with a small ruler. This helps to know about the inflammation. Also, assists in knowing about any gaps around your teeth. X-rays are taken to know about the bone loss.
Feel free to contact us to know about risk factors for gum disease as well as the symptoms. This can assist diagnose your gum infection. If you have gum disease, our periodontist will treat you. They specialize in the treatment of gum diseases.
Dental emergencies are so called because you never know when you are going to experience a dental emergency. However, whenever there is any dental emergency you can be rest assured to know that emergency dental care is available at our office 24x7. Whether you have tooth ache or your child knocks out a couple of teeth while playing in the backyard, or you chip your front tooth playing football, getting the emergency dental treatment you need is convenient and accessible.
If you are in any dental emergency, our team at Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic is here to help you any time of the day and night. Dental emergencies shouldn't be taken lightly, so when in severe pain or discomfort, don't delay visiting emergency dentist. Contact us immediately.
Some of the common dental emergencies include:
Lost crowns and fillings:
Crowns are used to cover damaged or broken teeth. Fillings, on the other hand, are used to treat cavities. Eventually, it is possible for both of these things to slacken and fall out. A lost crown or filling can be painful, because the exposed tissue may be sensitive. Cold and hot temperatures will cause discomfort. While a lost crown or filling might not be as serious a dental emergency as a chipped or broken tooth, you need to get it fixed instantly.
Broken dentures means difficulty in eating food and talking. It can make everyday tasks arduous and trying. If you can't eat properly, the situation calls for emergency care. Depending on the condition of the dentures, you may need to get a new set of dentures. On the other hand, if they are not damaged too severely, then with a simple fix they can again be fine again. If you are having problems with your denture, get in contact with us instantly.
For pain linked with gums and teeth or injury to tooth, Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic is the better choice. Without treatment, dental pain almost always becomes more severe and can ignite other serious health problems. If a tooth has been knocked out of your mouth or traumatized, our team can treat the sensitive tissues and nerves that could be damaged. By replacing the tooth immediately, chances are it can be saved.
We provide treatments for wide array of dental emergencies including but not limited to:
Tooth extractions including wisdom tooth extractions
Broken orthodontic braces
Root canal treatments
Loose implant crowns
Loose teeth or crowns
Broken veneers or bridge
Chipped or broken teeth
So, when in any dental emergency, schedule your emergency appointment with us without any delay. When looking for Edmonton dentist open Sunday, then also look no further and contact us.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
Pain and infection relief
Phone: 587 410 5766
Address: Suite #110 4445 Calgary Trail Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H5R7