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Emergency Dentist in Edmonton

August 1, 2017
Posted By: Orchards Dental
Tooth Near First Aid Kit | Emergency Dentist in Edmonton

Emergency dental clinic in South Edmonton at Orchards Dental is accepting new patients with dental emergencies. Dr. Dennis George Anithottam is your local Edmonton dentist in the Summerside and Ellerslie and Orchards community. If you need a dentist now, call us for an emergency dentist appointment today. We offer same day dentist appointments in Edmonton. Our Edmonton dental team sees dental emergencies for families and kids. Our dental office can find an affordable solution for your dental emergencies.

Some Types of Dental Emergencies

Severe Toothache

Toothaches are usually caused by infections within the tooth or around the tooth. Toothaches that begin within the tooth are most commonly caused by cavities. Cavities are a result of a bacterial infection of the tooth. Big cavities have a high chance of entering the root canal space of the tooth. Large cavities typically elicit tooth pain and sensitivity to cold, hot and chewing. A hurting tooth may also hurt spontaneously and keep you up at night. To remove the infection, the bacteria from inside the tooth needs to be removed.  Antibiotics will not make a toothache or dental infection go away forever. Toothache treatments may be a simple filling, a root canal (to clean and fill the inside of the tooth), or have the tooth pulled.

Broken Tooth

If your tooth broke or you have a cracked tooth, there may be several different causes and associated symptoms. Depending on the severity of the crack or how deep the tooth has broken, dental treatment may range from doing nothing to extracting the tooth. Fractured teeth that have broken above the gum line usually can be fixed with a filling or crown. Fractured teeth may or may not also need a root canal depending on if the fracture has affected the tooth's nerve. A split tooth or a vertical root fracture means that the tooth has broken deep under the gum line and extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant would be the best treatment option. Symptoms may range from no symptoms to sensitivity to cold, hot and chewing to extreme tooth pain. Untreated broken teeth may lead to infections or cavities. Before recommending any dental treatment, the dentist will require x-rays and perform some dental tests on the tooth to determine the severity of the tooth fracture. See your Edmonton emergency dentist today at Orchards Dental to determine what is the best dental treatment.