Cygnet Dental is located in Downtown Grande Prairie and provides emergency dental services. Please call 587-803-2464 if you have emergent dental needs.

If you are experiencing pain, please do not delay contacting us for an appointment. Thinking “I’ll put up with the pain for now” can lead to a once easily-treatable ailment becoming more severe. More severe ailments can also require more invasive or costly procedures.

It is understandable that some patients may not know what issues require more immediate care, so here are some FAQs regarding emergency dental care:

1. Dental Emergencies: What Exactly Are They?

If you have a toothache or swelling, you should give us a call and we can try to see you as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your ailment requires immediate care, please call anyway and we can help you decide if you need to come in.

2. What Should I Do if My Face Swells Because of a Toothache?

While the swelling of the face may not appear to be a serious problem, it is an indication of an infection. In the event that your dentist is not available to treat the infection, you should get antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

3. What Should I Do for Toothache Relief at Home?

You can try taking over the counter pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease the pain. Applying a small amount of orajel may also help. It is recommended that you brush and floss your teeth to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and prevent worsening of the problem. If severe throbbing pain persists, your dentist may have to extract your tooth or perform root canal treatment to save it.

4. How to Remove an Object Caught Between My Teeth?

You can gently remove food stuck between your teeth with dental floss or a waterpik. When trying to remove it, avoid using anything extremely sharp, such as a pin or a toothpick, as you might end up damaging it. Get an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible if nothing works. 

5. Do all General Dentists Offer Emergency Dental Services?

Most dental clinics offer emergency dental services. At Cygnet Dental, if it is after hours, our voicemail will have an emergency line for you to call as well.

6. What Should I Do if I Break a Tooth?

It may be helpful to show your dentist the pieces if you have broken, cracked, or chipped a tooth. The dentist will be able to identify whether it is enamel or a filling. You can try rinsing with warm salt water rinses as a home remedy to keep the area clean. If you’re experiencing swelling, apply a cold press.

7. How should I Handle a Broken Wire in My Braces?

Gently tuck the wire into a more comfortable position with a clean pencil eraser. Don’t try too hard if it doesn’t work, as you might make it worse. Place some orthodontic wax over top of any sharp areas. Contact your orthodontist or Cygnet Dental in Grande Prairie for an emergency dental appointment. 

Emergency Dental Clinic in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Some dental emergencies are impossible to prevent, so Cygnet Dental is here to help. Most emergencies stem from small issues that have been left to grow more serious. The best way to avoid a dental emergency is to simply make regular dental cleaning and check up appointments so that your pearly whites can stay gleaming and our dental professionals can catch and fix the small issues before they become big.

Book an appointment with us today at 587-803-2464.