Dental emergencies can happen at any given moment. Canyon Dental Centre in Calgary has seen a variety of accidents that require immediate emergency dental care including filings, root canal therapies, and extractions. Accidents happen and the sooner the issue is fixed, the better.
Although most of our visits are planned in advance, when life gives you an unplanned dental emergency, Canyon Dental offers you same day emergency appointments. Here are the most common types of emergency dental care and the services we offer.
Emergency Dental Care: Common Types
Common dental emergencies include:
a toothache due to a dental abscess or infection; or
a broken tooth due to trauma from a fall or impact to the face; or
or a dental device malfunction including a lost crown, bridge, retainer or filling.
Depending on your emergency dental care situation, you may require a lengthier procedure, or a series of appointments to fully treat the problem. During your initial appointment, our goal is to relieve the immediate pain, undergo necessary dental procedures and achieve comfort until we complete the proper care.
If you require a specialist in Calgary, our administration team will work with you, on your behalf, to have them see you as soon as possible.
Emergency Dental Services in Calgary
Our patients are our number one priority. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we will do our best to schedule a same-day emergency appointment. We will find the best solution to resolve your dental issue.
Toothaches: Abscess, Infection or Cavity
A severe toothache may be an indicator of infection, decay, or another serious dental issue that may require immediate attention. One of the most common causes of a toothache is a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is a localized bacterial infection that can cause pain and swelling.
It’s vital that we treat your infection as soon as possible in order to prevent further pain and infection. This may require a root canal procedure or a dental extraction. A course of antibiotics may be required to reduce the swelling first. Our skilled dentists will provide you with relief to ensure your emergency dental procedure is treated as quickly and painlessly.
The type of emergency dental care you receive will depend on the severity of your toothache. In less severe cases, it may simply be a case of tooth caries, or a “cavity.” In these cases, often a simple composite restoration, or “filling”, will suffice.
Contact Canyon Dental immediately for emergency dental care if you are experiencing pain.
Chipped, Cracked, Broken or Knocked-out Teeth
If a tooth comes out, handle it very carefully and try not to touch the root. If it is dirty, hold the upper part of the tooth and gently rinse it with milk or water. Keep the tooth moist by spitting into a cup and placing the tooth in it or gently holding it in your mouth between your cheek and gums. If you act quickly, there is a chance that your tooth can be saved
The procedure we choose to take will depend on how extensive the damage is. We will recommend ideal treatment as well as alternatives. Your dentist will discuss your options with you during your scheduled emergency appointment.
Dental Device Malfunction
If you lose a filling, crown, bridge or retainer, making an appointment as soon as possible will help prevent damage or infection.
In the case of a lost filling, it can be painful because the exposed tooth tissue is often sensitive to temperature, pressure or air. If you lose a crown or bridge, place it in a safe place and make an appointment with your Calgary dental clinic as soon as possible. Our dental team is dedicated to educating our clients and finding the best solution for their individual situation.