Emergency Dental

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Call: (403) 253-1248

Emergency Dental Calgary; we offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies

– Dr. Jennifer Silver

Emergency Dentist Calgary

From emergency tooth extraction to unexpected tooth loss,
we offer walk-in emergency dental care in Calgary.

Call: (403) 253-1248

Emergency Dental Calgary

No one plans for a dental emergency

At Macleod Trail Dental, we do plan for dental emergencies. In fact, we offer same-day emergency dental care to accommodate unexpected dental issues. Due to the critical nature of emergency situations, we assign blocks in our daily schedule specifically allocated to dental injuries or unforeseen accidents. Therefore, we provide you with the attention you need when an emergency arises.

Furthermore, our team of Calgary emergency dentists is well trained and well equipped to handle any situation. We offer effective and affordable emergency dental care treatments for:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Chipped, fractured or cracked teeth
  • Lost fillings
  • Tissue injury
  • Facial pain/swelling

Emergency Dental Care for Severe Toothache

A toothache, as its name suggests, refers to pain around a tooth. Toothaches are commonly caused by tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, infected gums, tooth fracture, or a damaged filling.

Treatment for Emergency Tooth Ache

The root cause of a toothache helps determine the appropriate treatment. To get a better idea, your dentist will do a physical examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and tongue. X-rays may be taken at your appointment. Based on findings, possible treatments include extraction and antibiotics.  If an infected nerve is the problem, a root canal may be necessary.

In general, emergency dental care is focused on pain alleviation. Thereafter, follow-up appointments are used to treat the root issue.

How Long Does Emergency Tooth Extraction Take?

We treat each patient as an individual, not a number. Treatment time varies according to your unique needs and type of treatment received.  For reference, we’ve included some common treatment times below.

Root canal – Carried out by your dentist over two or more appointments, each appointment is between 60 to 90 minutes.

Tooth filling – A filling is completed in one 60-minute appointment.

Extraction – A tooth extraction is carried out in one dental appointment. Keep in mind, it takes about 1-2 weeks for a full recovery.

Emergency Dental Care for Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth

What is the treatment for a broken or chipped tooth?

Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth depends on the extent of the damage. You’ll need a filing, dental cap/crown, dental veneers, or a root canal.

Filling: Dentists rely on fillings to  fix small chips in your tooth enamel. If the affected tooth is visible (i.e. in the front of your mouth), a procedure called bonding is done using a tooth-colored composite resin.

Dental Cap/Crown:  If you have a lot of decay, or the damaged area is very large, a crown or tooth-shaped cap is applied. A dental cap or crown protects the tooth and improves appearances.

Dental Veneers: Chipped or broken teeth can appear whole and healthy again thanks to a natural-colored dental veneer.

Root Canal: In the most severe cases, a root canal may be necessary to prevent infection if the break is large enough to expose the pulp.

How long does emergency dental care for a chipped or broken tooth take?

Dental crowns and veneers usually require two trips to the dentist. Generally, each appointment is scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart.

For about 2-4 hours following a dental crown procedure, patients typically experience numbness in the mouth and minor tooth sensitivity Avoid cold/hot foods, and don’t chew on the affected side of your mouth for at least 2-3 days after treatment.

Unlike crowns, which require more of your tooth to be filed down, veneers require very little tooth shaving. As a result, you face less pain during recovery. Typically, recovery from the first treatment is significantly longer and more painful than the second. The second appointment is when you are fitted with the actual veneer.

Emergency Dental Care for Trapped Objects

Treatment options

Popcorn hulls, meat fibers, seeds and many other objects can become stuck between your teeth. Do you have a habit of chewing on pens, pencils or toothpicks? A piece could easily break off and get stuck in your teeth.

Often, these types of occurrences can be resolved at home. But, if you are unable to remove the trapped object and/or it is painful, then you must seek emergency dental care.

Dentists use a variety of techniques to safely remove trapped objects. To help you relax, we offer no-fee sedation dentistry.

How long does it take to treat a tooth obstruction?

Typically, this type of emergency dental appointment requires one appointment and no downtime, unless you opt for sedation. For sedation dentistry, have a responsible adult accompany you to and from the appointment. Additionally, plan to take the rest of the day off work to recover.

Emergency Dental Care for Tissue Injuries

Treatment Options for Tissue Injuries

What is soft tissue trauma? Cuts, lacerations or other wounds to the lips, tongue and cheek are all considered soft tissue trauma.

Your appointment begins with a discussion about what caused your recent trauma. From there, the dentist conducts a thorough physical exam of the area, looking for relevant things such as tooth or bone damage, as well as pieces of chipped teeth.

Generally, superficial wounds heal on their own. On the other hand, larger cuts may require stitches. Additionally, an antibiotic is often prescribed to prevent secondary infections. Treatment varies depending on each patient’s condition.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The time it takes for a tissue injury to heal largely depends on how bad or deep the cut is. Thankfully, your mouth contains many blood vessels that promote quick healing.

Accidents happen. We are here to help with Emergency Dental Calgary services. We offer walk-in same-day emergency dental treatment. 

Facing a dental emergency?

One of our dentists is ready and waiting to assist you! 

Call: (403) 253-1248

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