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11 Signs You Have a Dental Emergency

Have you recently had an oral injury? Here’s what qualifies as a dental emergency and why it’s so important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. 

Taking good care of your mouth and scheduling regular visits with your Calgary dentist are important steps in looking after your oral and overall health. Doing so will not only lower your long-term dental costs, but they’ll also help you avoid issues including: 

  • Dental emergencies
  • Tooth loss
  • Halitosis (bad breath) 
  • Gum disease and tooth decay 

While it can be easy to neglect your dental appointment, or what may seem like a minor toothache, ignoring any dental issues and your oral hygiene can have a significant negative impact on your health and quality of life. 

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At Marlborough Dental Centre, our team of qualified dentists and dental hygienists offer a wide range of affordable and quality dental services including emergency dental care, teeth whitening, and cosmetic dentistry to ensure the long-term health of your teeth and gums. 

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What Qualifies As A Dental Emergency? What You Should Know 

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, but even so, it may be difficult to know when to seek professional help. Even minor pain relating to your teeth or mouth may require an urgent dental appointment to prevent permanent damage to your teeth, gums, or bone structure. 

Here are some of the typical signs that you may require emergency dental care: 

  • Intense and persistent toothache
  • Jaw joint pain 
  • Swelling in your jaw or around the tooth 
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth 
  • Bleeding gums 
  • Numbness or total lack of sensation around the tooth 
  • A general sense of malaise or feeling worn down 
  • Metallic or bitter taste in your mouth 
  • Persistent headaches 
  • A high fever combined with a toothache 

What Kind of Treatment Can I Expect From an Emergency Dentist? 

Visiting an emergency dentist when you have one or more of the above symptoms is very important, as they can administer treatments that can provide: 

  • Pain management
  • Infection management
  • Extractions
  • Jaw fracture diagnosis
  • Tooth fracture management
  • Repair of cuts or lacerations 

For a knocked-out permanent tooth: Try to keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket WITHOUT touching the root. If that isn’t possible, place it between your cheek and gums or in milk. 

If you have a cut on your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with warm water and apply a cold compress. 



Want to Avoid Dental Emergency Treatment? 

If you want to avoid seeing your dentist outside of regular preventative care appointments, there are some precautions you can take to avoid injury to your teeth, including: 

  • Wearing a mouthguard when taking part in sports or other activities
  • Never use your teeth to cut things
  • Avoiding chewing on hard objects such as ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth
  • Scheduling regular visits to your dentist 



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To find out more about our emergency dental care, as well as how our team of dentists can help protect the long-term health of your teeth and gums, visit our dental clinic at 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 2K2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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