Urgent Dental Care and Treating Dental Emergencies

If you need urgent dental care, Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and his skilled team at Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, are always available to help. Our office is open six days a week, and our experienced dentists can diagnose and treat all types of dental emergencies right here in our Drumheller, Alberta office.

When to seek emergency treatment

While a broken tooth is an obvious emergency, there are many reasons to seek out same-day care. The following are some common issues that require emergency treatment:

  • Tooth loss: If your tooth is loose or has already fallen out, there is still a chance we can save it with prompt treatment. We will provide tips for first aid to help preserve your tooth while you wait for your appointment time.
  • Gum lacerations: if you have bleeding that continues for more than five minutes, or you have a puncture wound or a cut that is longer than ½”, you may need stitches. Our team can help your gums heal properly and avoid a painful infection.
  • Chipped tooth: In some cases, minor tooth damage can wait a few days for treatment. However, if the crack has left a sharp point or there is severe pain, you should seek urgent care. In many cases, we can preserve your tooth with a dental crown to help you avoid tooth loss.
  • Severe Toothache: Tooth infections can develop abscesses that are potentially life-threatening, and they should be treated promptly before the issues spread to other areas of your body.

Advanced care

Some issues that are not considered a dental emergency should still be treated promptly. If you have swollen or bleeding gums or lost a dental restoration, you are at risk of permanent damage if you do not seek help. Dr. Poznikoff has a team of dental experts ready and waiting to restore your oral health no matter how advanced the issue is.  

If you are not sure whether you need to seek urgent treatment, do not hesitate to give us a call to ask for help. Our team can determine whether you need same-day care over the phone and schedule your appointment accordingly. Call our office in Drumheller, AB, today at (833) 575-1855 to set up an appointment.