At Springhill Dental, we understand that dental emergencies can occur at any time and can be quite painful and sometimes frightening. In most cases, it is important to get to our clinics as soon as possible so our dentists can assess the severity of each case. Below are some handy tips to help us make sure you’re back to smiling again in no time.
Some Common Dental Emergencies are:
Very often chips occur from minor injuries or falls or from a recreational activity. It is important that the mouth area is rinsed with water to get rid of any dirt. Give our clinic a call so we can then assess the seriousness of the chip. Sometimes an ice pack can help to reduce swelling if the chip was caused by a hard fall.
These are quite common, particular in contact sports, and can be helped if you ensure you get to the dentist as soon as possible. Our dentists understand that these emergencies require a timely response and will make room in our schedules for such appointments. Try to keep the tooth in its original position after a quick wash with saliva or milk to get rid of any dirt. If this is not possible, keep it as moist as possible such as in milk or wrapped in plastic. Remember, try not to touch the root, but hold the tooth at the crown instead.
This is a common occurrence and can be quite aggravating, depending on the severity of the pain. Pain relief can help to ease discomfort but it is vital you contact our clinic so they can assess the reason for the pain.
This type of emergency can become quite serious, even life-threatening, if not treated promptly. An abscess is an infection which can cause damage to the nerves and surrounding gum and will need to be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. Pain relief may help to ease discomfort.
This generally occurs with the growth of a cavity beneath the crown or filling. It can be quite painful when eating and drinking as your tooth is exposed, making it sensitive to heat and cold. Our dentists will be able to replace your crown or filling, so you can get back to enjoying life again!
For emergency dental care, we strive to see our Calgary clients within 24 hours (during business hours), and the same day if possible. New clients are always welcome. The purpose of your visit will be to relieve the discomfort, diagnose the problem and advise you of your options for resolving it. We may:
If cost is a concern and is preventing you from dealing with your dental health, we also provide you with flexible dental care options as well as flexible financing and payment options.
Remember : Prompt response to dental emergencies can make a huge difference so don’t delay. Contact us if you or your loved one is in need of an emergency appointment.