Tooth pain can be excruciating and can interfere with every other aspect of your life. Sleeping, working, or concentrating on everyday tasks can seem impossible when dental problems are causing constant pain.
At Sonata Dental in Airdrie, Dr. Lawrence Lai, General Dentist, is prepared to provide the dental care that our patients need when a routine dental emergency occurs. We can often connect you with same-day or next-day emergency dentist appointment times to help you manage pain and ensure your oral health!
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth is a common dental problem. At Sonata Dental in Airdrie, we strive to immediately take care of our patients who are experiencing this painful dental emergency. With a knocked out tooth, time is of the essence to save it and successfully re-implant it.
For adults and older children who are at no risk of accidentally swallowing the tooth, try to place the tooth back in its socket, or at least keep in the inside cheek to keep it moist with saliva. If your child is younger, place the knocked out tooth in a glass of saliva or milk until we can see you and attempt to re-implant it.
Teeth can be incredibly strong, but they can still chip, break or crack (fracture). Remember, treating a broken tooth at home is not an option; you need to see Dr. Lai as soon as possible!
Broken Dental Filling
As advanced as modern dentistry is, broken fillings can still happen. The most important thing to remember is not to delay seeing Dr. Lai to get treatment for a broken filling. Many teeth can start out with a small break and would only need a filling, but the longer treatment is delayed, the bigger the problem becomes.
Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Fortunately, we can help! If treated immediately, these infections are easy to recover from and can be prevented from causing lasting damage to your mouth. After treatment, Dr Lai will likely prescribe an antibiotic to treat the dental infection and prevent complications.
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Does it hurt to chew or when air touches your tooth?
The first step to take if you are suffering with persistent toothache (for longer than a day or two) is to call Dr. Lai to schedule an exam. During your appointment, Dr. Lai will likely x-ray your tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess, or other problem is causing your pain before discussing treatment options with you.
The first few moments after an oral accident are vital in determining if your recovery will go smoothly. Dental trauma due to an accident is common and can happen due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries or physical altercations.
If you have experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, a filling being damaged or a tooth being fractured, call Dr. Lai immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
We are proud to offer a pediatric dentistry philosophy that takes a fun and engaging approach to helping learn about the importance of going to the dentist.