Dental emergencies should be treated as soon as possible. In the event of a dental emergency, please contact Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB as soon as possible. To contact us, call (403) 910-5452
Dental emergencies can cause injury to the teeth or gums and should be treated in a timely fashion to avoid further complications. Our team of emergency dentists in Calgary, AB offer affordable, high-quality dental care for various dental emergencies.
Common Dental Emergencies:
- A knocked out tooth
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Abscessed tooth
- Dental pain
We offer emergency services such as braces repair, wisdom teeth extraction, treatment for dental infections, root canal treatment, and pain management. We work with you to ensure your emergencies are handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.
How Do I Know If I Am Experiencing A Dental Emergency?
To determine if you can wait to visit the dentist or you need to schedule an emergency visit, try to consider these key questions:
- Are you in severe pain?
- Do you have a dental infection?
- Are you bleeding in the mouth?
- Do you have loose teeth?
- Did you lose a permanent tooth?
In many cases, any dental issue that requires treatment for one of the questions listed above is considered a dental emergency. Contact Foothills Dentistry in the event of a dental emergency.
Avoiding A Dental Emergency
The best way to avoid a dental emergency is to practice preventive dental care. Taking a proactive approach to oral hygiene and routine dental care visit can benefit your dental health in the long run.
During a preventive care visit, our dentist will check for damaged restorations as well as signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and infection. To schedule a preventive care visit with our team of experienced general dentist, contact our office or request an appointment online.
We can create a personalized treatment plan to address any problems we uncover during your dental examination. In many cases, when dental issues are ignored, it can result in severe complications or a dental emergency. It also helps to know the signs of common dental problems, so you can spot when there is a change in your oral health. We provide patient education resources during each visit to keep our patients well informed on all aspects of their dental health.
We do understand that dental emergencies can happen to anyone, even to patients with structurally healthy teeth. If you are dealing with a dental emergency, in any form, time is of the essence, so be sure to contact your emergency dentist in Calgary, AB.
Emergency Dentist in Calgary, AB
Our number one priority is to alleviate your pain and restore health to your smile. We will work with you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. If necessary, we will take an x-ray and discuss your treatments options before any procedures are performed.
Our goal is to make sure your emergency visit is efficient, stress-free, and comfortable. Visit your trusted Calgary dentists at Foothills Dentistry for the dental care you need.
Dental Emergency FAQs
How do I treat the pain as I wait for my appointment?
As you wait for your appointment for your emergency we suggest switching between a hot and cold compress. Holding one of those on the area where you are experiencing the most pain can help reduce swelling and pain. If you are in extreme pain and want to take ibuprofen, a painkiller, let your doctor know when you come in for your appointment.
What should I do if my tooth is chipped or fractured?
If you find that your tooth is chipped, fractured, or has fallen out entirely, make sure to call your dentist immediately. If it is after their hours then leave a message. After calling it is important to ice your mouth, or jaw where you are in pain to reduce swelling. If you have any pieces of your tooth be sure to save them and bring it to your appointment.
What kind of situations can lead to me needing an emergency dental visit?
Most people who end up needing an emergency dental visit come from aggressive sports, or accidental accidents involving sports or a game. Playing professionally or in your backyard are ways you can damage your teeth. Many emergency patients also come from car accidents where severe damage has occurred.