At Sundance Dental in Calgary, we understand that life doesn’t always go as you plan, and sometimes dental problems come up that need immediate attention. That’s why our dental clinic offers dental emergency services. We make every attempt to accommodate emergency patients with same-day dental appointments as high priorities. Our office policy is to see patients as promptly as possible to provide efficient solutions to their dental emergencies.
COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCIES
There are a number of dental emergencies we see at Sundance Dental. Some common dental emergencies include, but are not limited to the following:
If you experience a toothache, it’s best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you notice any swelling it could be a sign of a developing abscess and will require immediate treatment. In the meantime, consider over-the-counter pain medicine.
Lost Fillings or Crowns
Meet with your dentist as soon as possible should you lose a filling or crown. When you lose a crown, be sure to recover it to bring to your dentist appointment.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
A broken or chipped tooth can be saved. Be sure to call your dentist immediately to explain the situation. If the break is small, we will use a white filling to fix the issue. For more serious breaks, a root canal may be needed. A crown may also be used to cap your chipped or broken tooth.
Knocked Out Teeth
If you have a permanent tooth knocked out, see a dentist as soon as possible. Retrieve the tooth by picking it up by its crown. If it looks clean, place it back in its socket. If this is not possible, keep it in a container of cold milk. The tooth may be able to be retained if replanted within 30 minutes. After that, the chances of the tooth taking root again are very poor.
An abscess is an infection that occurs around the tooth’s root or in the space between your gums and teeth. Do not leave an abscess untreated. The infection can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, and if left unchecked, spread to other areas of the body.
Contact Sundance Dental with Your Emergency
Whether it’s a toothache or a knocked out tooth, Sundance Dental can accommodate your dental emergency. Contact our dentist office in Calgary to request dental emergency services.