Emergency Dentistry Calgary, AB


Dental emergencies need immediate treatment. For emergency dentistry care in Calgary, AB, please get in touch with Foothills Dentistry as soon as possible. To contact us, call (587) 410-0821


Emergency Dentist in Calgary, AB

Our number one priority is to treat your pain and restore health to your smile. We will work with you to schedule a dental exam at your earliest convenience. Our office will discuss your treatment options before we perform any procedures. If necessary, we will take an X-ray.

Dental emergencies can cause injury to the teeth or gums and need prompt treatment to avoid further complications. Our team of emergency dentists in Calgary, AB, offers 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 dental services in Calgary for dental trauma, infections, and pain management. Braces repair, wisdom teeth extraction, and root canal treatment are some of our office’s emergency dental services. We work with you to handle your emergency quickly and efficiently.

How Do I Know If I Have A Dental Emergency?

To determine if you can wait to visit the dentist or if 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?
  • Is your soft tissue injury causing pain?
  • 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 in Calgary.

What is Not a Dental Emergency?

Sometimes, you have a dental problem that doesn’t need immediate treatment. Common problems that are not emergencies include:

  • Object stuck between teeth: If you have something stuck between your teeth, try floss first. Then, you can try using a toothpick. Additionally, if you have an object stuck your gums or soft tissues, use a soft-bristled brush or a looped floss. If these techniques don’t work, call our office to make an appointment so we can remove the object.
  • Bleeding gums: We will treat excessive bleeding in your mouth’s soft tissues. However, bleeding gums are a sign of gum inflammation for many patients. While bleeding gums need dental care, this is not an urgent problem. Continue to brush and floss your teeth and gums gently. We will provide a thorough cleaning to reduce your risk of developing gum disease.
  • Dull tooth pain: Severe tooth pain is an emergency. However, if you have minimal tooth pain, you can schedule a dental visit so we can examine your smile and find the source of your pain.

How to Handle Different Dental Emergencies Emergency Dentistry Calgary AB

How to Avoid A Dental Emergency

Sometimes, you can reduce your risk of a dental emergency. We generally recommend that you brush, floss, wear a mouthguard during sports, and avoid bad habits like chewing ice.

Practicing preventive dental care is the best way to avoid a dental emergency. Taking a proactive approach to oral hygiene and routine dental care visits can benefit your dental health in the long run.

During a preventive care visit, our dentist will check for damaged restorations and signs of gum disease, decay, and infection. Contact our office to schedule a preventive care visit with our team of experienced general dentists.

We can create a personalized treatment plan to address any problems we uncover during your dental examination. In many cases, ignoring dental issues results in severe complications or a dental emergency. Knowing the signs of common dental problems can also help you spot 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. Our office understands that dental emergencies can happen to anyone, even patients with structurally healthy teeth.

If you are dealing with a dental emergency in Calgary, in any form, time is of the essence. Contact your emergency dentist in Calgary, AB, at Foothills Dentistry.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about emergency dentistry services in our Calgary, AB office with answers to these common questions:

How do I treat the pain as I wait for my dental appointment?

As you wait for your dental appointment for your emergency, we suggest switching between a hot and cold compress. A hot compress is best for increasing blood flow to an area. We often recommend cold compresses if you have just injured or lost a tooth. Ice helps numb the area.

Holding a compress where you are experiencing the most pain can help reduce swelling and pain. If you are in extreme pain and want to take ibuprofen or other pain medicine, let your doctor know when you come for your appointment.

What should I do if I have a chipped or fractured tooth?

Call your dentist immediately if your tooth is chipped, fractured, or has fallen out entirely. If you injure your tooth after hours, leave a message.

After calling, ice your mouth or jaw where you are in pain to reduce swelling. If you have any pieces of your tooth, save them and bring them to your appointment. Do not try to touch the injured tooth. When you eat, eat soft foods and avoid biting on the same side as the tooth.

What kind of situations can lead to me needing an emergency dental visit?

Most people who need an emergency dental visit come from aggressive sports or accidental hits involving sports or a game. You can damage your teeth playing professionally or in your backyard. Many emergency patients also come from car accidents where severe damage has occurred.

Get Urgent Dental Care

We aim to ensure your emergency dental care is efficient, stress-free, and comfortable. Visit our trusted Calgary dentists at Foothills Dentistry for same-day emergency dental care.

Call for emergency dentistry in Calgary, AB, at (587) 410-0821. If you have a dental problem but don’t have an emergency, schedule an appointment with us online. Feel free to ask any questions about your dental care.