Emergency Dentistry

Toothache or dental pain often indicates the presence of an oral condition. Since many dental diseases are silent and asymptomatic until they become advanced, seeking professional dental care as soon as possible often improves the outcome. Our dental team understands that some emergencies simply cannot wait, especially when discomfort interrupts sleep or work.

Emergency Dental Visits

If you experience a dental emergency in South Calgary, contact Avenida Dental Centre. We prioritize dental emergencies and will address them with same-day emergency appointments whenever possible.

If you are unsure whether your situation warrants an emergency appointment, please feel free to get in touch. We will help you determine if an immediate appointment is necessary or if it can wait.

Common Signs of a Dental Emergency

Each patient is different, and symptoms of a dental condition may range from subtle to severe. Common signs that require an emergency dental visit include:

  • Inflammation
  • Toothache or pain
  • Extreme sensitivity (especially to hot foods and drinks)
  • Discoloured tooth
  • Loose or avulsed (knocked-out) tooth
  • Fractured, cracked or broken tooth

Uncontrolled bleeding, head or neck trauma or a suspected back injury caused by sports or an auto accident may require emergency medical attention in the nearest hospital to rule out any life-threatening conditions.

Saving a Knocked Out Tooth

In many cases, when an adult (permanent) tooth is knocked out, your dentist can reimplant it. Do not scrub the tooth, but do try placing it back in its place in the gums and hold it there while you contact us.

Managing Dental Pain

When dental pain develops, you can take an over-the-counter medication that works for you and is approved by your medical doctor until we can treat the underlying cause of the pain.

Other types of dental conditions that are a priority, but not necessarily an emergency:

  • A broken or lost filling or crown
  • A chipped tooth that is not painful
  • Damaged denture or partial denture
  • Tooth sensitivity to cold 

We Welcome Emergency Patients

Whether you are a new or existing patient, your dental emergency will receive the highest priority. Our clinical or office staff will likely have a number of questions to help us prepare for your arrival. 

Dental emergency visits often include:

  • A problem-focused exam
  • A short consultation to discuss symptoms
  • X-rays of the afflicted area
  • Discussion of treatment options and fees

In many cases, we can complete treatment in a single visit. Some conditions may, however, require a follow-up appointment.

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?

Unfortunately, dental pain rarely goes away on its own and may become more severe with time. Our team takes great pride in helping patients regain their oral health with a compassionate and caring approach.

We adhere to the Alberta Fee Guideline. You can read more about it here.