Emergency Services in Calgary, AB
When a dental emergency arises, you can be sure that it won’t happen at a convenient time! It may also feel a little scary, so the first thing to do is remain calm.
The next thing you should do is contact your trusted team at Calgary Dental House. Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy understand how overwhelming a dental emergency can feel and how critical it is to see you as soon as possible in most cases, and that’s what we strive to do.
An emergency may not feel so stressful if you understand what to do, so here are a few helpful strategies for handling a dental emergency.
A Tooth That’s Been Chipped or Broken
Please contact us even if your tooth only has a small chip. Even the smallest chip needs smoothing so it doesn’t cause injury or irritate your soft tissues. For larger breaks or fractures, please bring as many pieces of your tooth as possible to our office so Dr. Crawford or Dr. Reddy can determine the best treatment for your tooth.
Soft Tissue Injuries
When your soft tissues, or gums and lips sustain an injury, there may be a lot of bleeding. The first step is to stop it by applying gentle pressure with a gauze compress. Once you have the bleeding contained, you should contact our office for further instructions. Warm salt-water rinses can also be soothing for soft tissue injuries.
Sensitivity, Pain, or a Toothache
When you have a tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold or is causing you constant pain, you could have an infection in your tooth. Please don’t wait for a dental infection to go away because unfortunately it will only progress, cause more pain, and possibly lead to tooth loss. A dental infection needs immediate treatment, so please be proactive and contact our office right away as root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
If your tooth gets knocked out, time is of the essence because to have the best chance of saving it, we need to see you within the first hour of your injury. Contact our office right away, and then transport your tooth carefully. If you can place it back in its socket, that’s ideal. If not, use a cup or baggie filled with milk. The goal is to keep the cells alive and moist until we can treat your tooth.
When you have the right dental team on your side, you can relax and be assured that things will be all right. So if and when an emergency occurs, contact Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy at Calgary Dental House as soon as possible.
We’re here for you, and we’ll get you comfortable and back on the path to wellness in no time!