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When Is It a Dental Emergency?

August 5, 2020
Posted By: Avenida Dental Centre
woman holding her jaw in pain

Tooth pain and dental emergencies can feel stressful and overwhelming! Dental pain may keep you from performing your daily tasks, while a knocked out or broken tooth can feel scary or embarrassing.

Whatever the case may be, you need help and relief fast during a dental emergency, and it's essential to have an emergency dentist in South Calgary, AB that you can rely on. That's why your team at Avenida Dental Centre is here to share some guidelines and things you can do to make the situation less stressful when you or a loved one encounters a dental emergency.

Contact Your Dental Team First

When you're in a panic after having a tooth knocked out, your first instinct might be to head to your nearest hospital emergency room. However, we encourage you to contact our South Calgary dental office first. Most hospitals are not equipped to handle tooth emergencies, and we can often save you precious time during a dental emergency if you contact our dental office first.

At Avenida Dental Centre, we leave time available in our daily schedule to accommodate dental emergencies. We make every effort to see our emergency patients as soon as possible, and in some cases, we may even be able to provide same-day treatment.

Dental Emergencies We Handle

Some of the tooth emergencies we help our patients with are:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Dental infections (these are typically the cause of your severe dental pain)
  • Lost or broken restorations (like fillings or crowns)
  • Toothaches

Even if you're unsure that your situation is a true dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us for guidance over the phone. Our team can assess your condition while we talk with you and help determine if you should receive immediate attention.

Don't wait to contact Avenida Dental Centre at (403) 225-0990 if you have a dental emergency in South Calgary.

We will be resuming normal hours of operation starting Thursday, May 14th.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment!