In the words of Robert Harling, “Smile! It increases your face value.”
Your smile, it’s one of the first things people notice about you, and a smile says it all. Your personality, your outlook, and of course, it is a preview of your dental health.
However, your dental health goes way beyond just a smile. Good dental habits are essential for overall health and well-being. But it’s one thing to learn about these habits and quite another to put those behaviors into practice.
A healthy mouth is more important than you might think. Consider everything you expect your mouth to do each day. You use your mouth to eat, to speak, to smile (of course), and more. Poor oral health can affect all of these things.
Having a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums can also have overall health benefits. Systemic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are at less risk with better dental health.
Which is why any dental emergency cannot and should not be neglected at all.
Dental emergencies occur in the blink of an eye and can be extremely stressful.
Taking the right actions at the right time can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
There are times when it's fine to wait a few days to see a dental professional about some minor issues. At other times, you need to seek help from emergency dentists as quickly as possible. Factors like the level of pain, the severity of the damage, and the potential for infection or tooth loss help to determine if the problem is truly an emergency. Here are the more common situations that qualify as a real dental emergency. If one of them happens to you, it’s imperative to see an emergency dentist as quickly as possible.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency includes “oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding, or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.”
What does this mean?
It means that if you have the following conditions, they fall into the category of emergency dental treatment, and you should get treated right away:
- Any toothaches: pressure or temperature sensitivity, and especially if this condition is preventing you from sleeping or eating properly
- Soft Tissue Injury. Injuries to the mouth, tongue, and gums. Any swelling inside your mouth or facial swelling
- A broken tooth that is irritating your cheeks or tongue, and not allowing you to eat or sleep properly
- Knocked out tooth
- Fractured or cracks
- Badly bitten lip or tongue
- Something stuck between your teeth that you cannot get out with floss.
- Lost filling that is causing you pain
If you are experiencing severe pain, bleeding, or have been hit in the mouth, you should have emergency dentistry.
We at 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic value the importance of your teeth and your time, and when it comes to dental emergencies or all of your dental needs, we are committed and capable of taking care of you.
List of services we provide throughout Leduc:
Extracting a tooth is never our first choice, but merely removing a problem tooth is often the best solution for:
- Decay has reached deep into the tooth.
- An infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or the surrounding bone.
- There isn’t enough room for all the teeth in your mouth.
- Extra teeth block other teeth from coming in.
- Baby teeth don't fall out in time for the permanent teeth to come in.
- People getting braces or other orthodontic treatment may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that will be moved into place.
- Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in during the late teens or early 20s
Before a tooth is removed, our specialized dentist will thoroughly review your medical and dental history and take the appropriate X-rays. X-rays reveal the length, shape, and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. From this information, we can estimate the degree of difficulty of the procedure and decide whether to refer you to an oral surgeon. The treatment can be completed in one or several sittings, depending on the severity of the damage/issue.
Fortunately for our patients, when we extract a tooth, there is absolutely no pulling involved. Instead, we start by numbing the area, and then we gently grip the tooth with a pair of dental forceps. We then rock the tooth back and forth, and before you know it, it slips out on its own. This approach is so smooth that most patients don’t even feel their teeth coming out.
It is that branch of dentistry that specifically focuses on improving the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. However, this is about much more than just teeth whitening and hiding gaps in your teeth. It’s about restoring the look and function of a tooth or set of teeth so that you don’t have to worry about their health. Many treatment options are quick and virtually painless, so there’s no need to stress about having your teeth fixed.
Cosmetic Dentistry procedures are ideal for teeth that are:
- Stained, discolored, or yellowed
- Chipped, broken, or cracked
- Misaligned or misshaped
The most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform are:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Bonding
- Inlays and Onlays
For dental veneers, we use composite and porcelain materials, whereas, for bonding, we prefer composite only. When it comes to improving the beauty of your smile, you have several procedures as options. Based on what oral imperfections you have, our dentist will suggest the best-suited cosmetic dentistry procedure, talk to our dentists to know more about these services in detail.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing or broken teeth with fake teeth. Bridges use one or more real teeth on either side of the gap to hold the artificial teeth in place. The false teeth in dental bridges look and function like real teeth.
A dental bridge can help a person feel more comfortable with their smile. It can also enable them to chew normally. When a person loses one or more teeth, it can affect their bite, causing pain or difficulty eating. Common issues created due to missing teeth include lisping, mispronunciation, plaque formation, shifting of healthy teeth, and a lot more. Replacing those teeth prevents these complications.
A person may need a bridge if:
- a tooth is so decayed that it falls out or a dentist removes it
- an accident or injury damages a tooth beyond repair
- decay, or infection is so deep within a tooth that neither a filling nor a root canal is sufficient
Thus, we provide the best solution for this problem by focusing on custom-made bridgework. Our significant types of dental bridges are:
- A traditional bridge involves two crowns — sometimes called abutments — anchoring the fake tooth or teeth. This is the most popular type of bridge, and it can be fixed or removable.
- A cantilever bridge requires only one crown for support. This type involves a less intensive procedure and may be a good option for people who do not want to damage healthy teeth. However, the single crown can act as a lever, increasing the risk of tooth and jaw damage.
- Maryland bridges are more conservative and less invasive than traditional or cantilever bridges. The bridge is anchored using metal or porcelain frameworks attached to the backs of teeth on either side of the gap. These bridges can preserve healthy teeth, but they are less secure.
We will look at the condition of your mouth, position, and availability of your neighboring teeth, and other factors to determine which solution will be the best for you.
Dental crowns are caps that are shaped like teeth. These “caps” are placed over the teeth to cover them and restore their shape, their size, and strength. Dental crowns are often also used to enhance the appearance of patients’ teeth. The crown encases the entire visible part of a tooth after being cemented into place. A crown is either cemented onto one of your existing teeth or an implant.
If you are experiencing pain when biting down, then it is possible you need a crown, especially when you consider that a cracked tooth doesn’t heal on its own. We recommend getting a crown if you have:
- An irregularly broken or chipped tooth
- Severely discolored tooth
- Support a dental bridge
- Support a damaged tooth that needs excessive filling and protects brittle or weak teeth from further damage.
Dental crowns are a safe and effective way to correct teeth and prevent further decay. If you are experiencing pain while chewing or have suffered an injury to your mouth, you should have a dentist examine you to see if you need a crown. The last thing you want to do is let the problem linger to the point where you need a root canal.
Our goal at the 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic is to provide our patients with dental crowns that match their natural teeth perfectly. We aim to design crowns, especially for you, and we want you to have a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Our team can assist you with regular dental check-ups to help ensure that you can enjoy your new crown for a very long time!
We only provide porcelain, steel, gold, chromium, nickel, and platinum dental crowns in Leduc.
If you are looking for a long-term and the most efficient solution for the gaps created due to missing teeth, then a dental implant is perfect for you. Dental implants are different from dentures and other tooth replacement solutions because they involve the surgical placement of titanium posts in the jawbone.
The procedure is ideal for replacing one or more teeth without affecting any adjacent teeth, supporting a bridge and eliminating the need for a removable denture, providing support and retention for a denture, and preserving the bone to avoid that “caved in” look. Each implant is placed directly into your jawbone. But then you need to have a healthy jawbone and gums for this procedure to be a success. No tooth is affected during this process.
Over a few months, these titanium posts fuse with the bone, which allows them to act as stable replacements for natural tooth roots. Replacement teeth are then secured to the titanium posts to provide natural-looking, sturdy restorations.
Dental implants are placed with little to no discomfort to the patient. Using Sedation techniques, we ensure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.
So, if you don’t have a proper dental structure next to the gap, you can opt for a dental implant over bridges.
Periodontal surgery is the treatment for any gum disease caused by the germs which live in the mouth. Just as teeth can develop cavities, the gums can become affected by periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. The bacteria stick to the teeth, causing inflammation of the gums and bleeding. Gum diseases can eventually destroy the gum and bone which support the teeth.
Our services aren’t only limited to teeth; we also provide complete gum services. If you have gum issues, we also perform periodontal surgeries. You may underestimate the signs, but any problems in your gums that prevail for a long time maybe because you have gum diseases.
There are three stages of periodontal disease. The earliest stage, gingivitis, is the easiest to treat and can be cured with medications and the in-depth mouth cleaning service. But if the infection advances into severe stages like advanced periodontitis, then you will have to undergo our periodontal surgery.
So, visit your dentist at the earliest, if you face issues like:
- Red and tender gums,
- pus on gums,
- bleeding gums,
- receding gums
- bad breath
Oral surgery is any surgical procedure that is performed on the tissues of your mouth, gums, jaw, and face.
Several conditions require oral surgery, some of which are cosmetic, some of which have to do with more in-depth oral (and general) health.
Here are a few reasons why you might need to head to an oral surgeon:
- To remove impacted or diseased teeth.
- To repair facial trauma and perform reconstructive surgery. (Maxillofacial surgery)
- To replace or augment lost and damaged teeth.
- To remove complicated wisdom teeth.
- Tissue removal surgery to cure sleep apnea.
Based on what your oral situation looks like, we will suggest the best-suited surgery and call the right professionals from our connections. We can surely remove your wisdom tooth in house, but for other surgeries, we call specialists.
At the very least, our great oral surgeon will help you feel more confident in your smile. At most, they can change the way you look, feel, and navigate the world. You don’t have to live with pain.
Root Canal Solution
Endodontics is the term used to describe the treatment of the internal portion of an abscessed tooth, dead tooth, or a tooth damaged and exposing the nerves. The most common term for this procedure is a root canal treatment. A tooth is like a hollow tube open at the tip of the root and closed at the other end, the crown (the part that we see in the mouth). If the nerves and the blood vessels in this hollow tube get damaged, the treatment required is a root canal.
The process is the cleaning of the internal hollow of the tooth and then the placement of special root canal filling, thus retaining the tooth in the mouth. If a damaged tooth requiring a root canal treatment is left untreated, the eventual treatment will be the extraction (removal) of the tooth.
We at 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic perform a root canal therapy that removes the infected dental pulp from inside the tooth. Undergoing the root canal treatment will solve issues like sensitivity, infection, and the need for tooth extraction. The procedure will get done in two sittings and is extremely affordable too.
Dental anxiety/phobia is a genuine and common fear that can hold you back from seeing a dentist and going through with critical dental procedures.
For people who avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety, sedation helps them relax and eases their tension.
Sedation can be used for many types of procedures, from simple teeth cleanings to longer, more invasive procedures.
Sedation dentistry refers to the practice of performing dental procedures by relaxing the patient through medical sedatives such as nitrous oxide. In such procedures, the patients are awake and can see the procedure, but do not experience any pain or discomfort. Dentists decide the level of sedatives to be used based on the patient's age and pain resilience level.
How Sedation Dentistry Works?
Sedatives can be of different types. The most commonly used sedative by dentists is nitrous oxide. The procedure of inducing the same has the following steps:
- We will first ask you to make yourself comfortable in the chair and then place a facial mask on you.
- The facial mask will emit nitrous oxide, which you’ll have to inhale.
- We will then wait for the sedative to take effect. This may take a few minutes.
- We will then check your breathing for stability and then start the dental procedure.
Nitrous oxide-induced into your system through a facial mask, so your body is not injected with anything. Gas-based sedatives are comparatively mild and safe for the system. However, it is essential to talk about the risks beforehand with your dentist. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea should discuss the risk before opting for sedation dentistry.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked and misaligned teeth that do not fit together are harder to keep clean. They are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, and neck, shoulder, and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
- Overbite, sometimes called "buck teeth" — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth.
- Underbite — a "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
- Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together frequently.
- Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
- Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
- Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
- Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
We at 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic offer several teeth alignment solutions like:
Based on the severity of your misalignment, budget, and the time you can devote to the procedures, we will suggest the best-suited alignment option for you. And not just one-time fixing, we will also help you re-adjusting your braces and aligners if they hurt you or weren’t fitted rightly in the first go.
We understand that people from different age groups can need these services, and hence, we invite all of you if you need us. We cater to all family members throughout the year. Apart from these, we specialize in regular dental check-ups and dental cleaning sessions that you must opt for from time to time to keep your oral health at its best
Why Choose Us?
- It’s in our name; we provide around the clock services.
- Our fees comply with the Albertan Dental Care rules and are very affordable.
- We don’t have any weekend or public holiday surcharges.
- Our dental clinic has free parking around it.
- We follow a complete step-by-step approach that helps us in providing the right services.
- We can be your one-point service provider for multiple oral treatments if required.
- We use the latest tools, equipment, and machines to provide the best services.
- We have a team of highly skilled professionals.
- We have been in the industry for several years. This has given us the hands-on experience of all the services we provide.
Visit us if you, too, are located in Leduc and surrounding areas. Emergency dentistry is just a part of the service we provide
We have sedative solutions that will keep you at ease throughout the procedures. In other words, you are sure to get top-rated oral solutions at the 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Leduc.
If you suffer a dental emergency, you can expect doctors and staff at Emergency Dental Clinics to help you as soon as possible. We are well equipped to provide treatment for most general dental emergencies, including loose and fractured teeth, toothaches, abscesses, and infections, among many other conditions. Our dentists are also available to be contacted for follow up care.
Please note, Emergency Dental Clinics has a wide range of operating hours and availability, but we are not a 24/7 service provider. We are there for you when you need a dental emergency. However, if your emergency cannot wait until we are available, please contact your local hospital.