Emergency Dental Care
Don't Stress, We Can Fix It
A dental emergency can be frightening and quite often very painful. Here at Lumina Dental, we understand that prompt treatment is imperative to relieve pain and to ensure that the teeth have the best possible chance of survival. Here are some of the dental emergencies that can arise and how to deal with them:
Lost Filling or Crown
Once a crown or a filling has left the mouth the tooth becomes very sensitive to hot/cold temperatures and pressure. Tooth decay is usually the reason a crown can become loose. Decay causes the teeth to reshape thus making the crown no longer fit.
Call your dentist to make an appointment as soon as possible to have a clear evaluation of what happened and to discuss treatment options. If the dentist is not immediately available, here are some things you can do:
- Apply clove oil to the tooth to reduce mild pain
- Keep the area clean with sterile brushing and flossing and use warm salt water rinses
- DO NOT attempt to place the broken piece back in
- DO NOT use super glue!
Knocked Out Tooth
Thousands of teeth are knocked out each year. Whether it was knocked out through an injury or an accident or whether if you are a child or an adult, please act now and come see us so we can act fast and replant the tooth and keep it planted.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
Even the strongest teeth are prone to fractures, breaks and cracks. If cracks and breaks extend down into the root the result can be very painful. If a tooth has been broken, fractured or cracked there is no alternative than to see your dentist as soon as possible
Meet Dr. Jiang
Dr. Thomas Jiang grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is fluent in Shanghainese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He received his dental education in 2004 from the University of Manitoba after completing his Bachelors Degree in Science.
Dr. Jiang is here to help you. He finds practicing dentistry very exhilarating. He knows you are unique and every situation has its own set of circumstances. He'll treat you with kindness and respect while using the highest quality materials and the most proven dental procedures.