Dental Emergency Calgary
by Dr. Michael Popp on Apr 25, 2019

Are you suffering from a broken tooth or aching gums? Here are 7 signs that you need dental emergency care.

Accidents happen, and when they do, emergency dental care can be extremely beneficial for your oral and overall health. While some patients avoid such treatment out of fear of high costs, the truth is that avoiding the dentist will just result in higher long-term costs and many undesirable, even harmful, consequences.

Some of the benefits of emergency dental care include:

  • Tooth loss prevention
  • Immediate pain relief
  • Lower long-term dental costs
  • Enhanced aesthetic appearance
  • Prevention of oral infections

Quick and Efficient Emergency Dental Care in Calgary

When you have a dental emergency, seeking immediate care is of the utmost importance. Neglecting your condition can lead to serious oral and health problems down the road. At our Calgary clinic, we offer flexible evening and weekend hours, as well as emergency dental care services, to ensure the long term health of your teeth and gums.

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7 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care

Not all injuries can wait for an appointment. In some cases, accidents or dental conditions require prompt attention to prevent further damage and alleviate any pain. The following are 7 dental problems that require emergency dental care:

  1. Your tooth was knocked out. Having your tooth knocked out can be extremely distressing, but it’s also one of the clearest signals that you need to visit your emergency dentist straight away. Whether it occurred due to a sports injury, fall, or biting down on a hard food item, emergency dental care is critical for saving the tooth.

  1. Your tooth is broken/chipped. If your chip is minor, you could possibly wait until your next appointment, however a severe break or chip accompanied by pain means you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible. He/she will likely fix it with a veneer, bond, or crown, to return the aesthetics and comfort your smile.

  1. You have a lost crown or filling. Most patients treat a lost filling or crown as a mere inconvenience, however doing so is a huge mistake. Seeking prompt dental care for a lost crown will prevent further tooth damage and the need for extensive and expensive dental treatment down the road.

  1. You have severe tooth pain. An abscess or exposed nerve can cause severe pain, including a throbbing head or neck/ear/jaw pain and swelling. If you are experiencing this, you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible for your comfort and health.

  1. You have a swollen jaw. If you are experiencing a swollen jaw, coupled with a bad taste in your mouth, fever, or trouble breathing and swallowing, you need to seek emergency dental care immediately as it could be a sign of a severe infection.

  1. Your canker sore isn’t healing. Canker sores are normal, however if they are lingering or become infected, you may need to see your dentist. If you have an open sore in your mouth that hasn’t healed within two weeks, you should visit your dental health professional to see what’s going on.

  1. Your gums are bleeding. Is the bleeding of your gums recurring, excessive, and painful? These are some of the most common signs of gum disease, so you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible for treatment.


Our Calgary Dentists Can Help Restore Your Oral Health

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, or you have another query about your oral health, our Calgary dentists have the experience and knowledge to ensure your dental health is taken care of. To find out more about our services, visit our Calgary dental clinic at 3800 Memorial Dr #1141, Calgary, AB.

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


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