Emergency Dentistry in South Calgary, AB
Tooth pain is an indication that something is wrong with your oral health.
Any time you develop a toothache or feel extreme sensitivity, it’s time for a visit to your emergency Legacy dentist. If you do not have a regular family dentist, feel free to give us a call. We welcome new patients on an emergency basis and strive to provide prompt treatment – typically on the same day.
How to Know if You Have a Dental Emergency
Common dental emergencies we treat include:
- Broken teeth and crowns
- Knocked-out teeth (avulsed teeth)
- Dislodged or loosened teeth
- Damaged dentures and partial dentures
- Painful, bleeding gums
- Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold
- Sporting or auto accidents
If you notice a change in your oral health and feel unsure whether you have a real dental emergency, contact Legacy Dental Care and our team will help you determine if an immediate dental appointment is necessary.
Treating a Knocked-Out Tooth
If you have a knocked-out tooth, handle the tooth by the crown and avoid the root. Try putting it back in place and holding it there with a clean cloth or gauze. If replacing the tooth is impossible, keep the tooth moist in a small amount of water or saliva.
We will need to see you right away. We can often save a knocked-out tooth, but seeking immediate treatment is crucial.
Managing Painful Oral Conditions
If you experience swelling or pain, an ice pack will sometimes provide relief. Hold the ice pack on the affected area outside of your cheek or jaw. You can also take a pain reliever approved by your doctor until one of our dentists can see you.
Preparing for Your Emergency Dental Appointment
When you contact our dental clinic, our front office team will ask a few necessary questions so that we can be prepared for your arrival. If you are new to the practice, please bring your dental benefits card for billing purposes. We follow the Alberta fee guide and will estimate the cost of your emergency exam.
When you arrive, we will follow these steps:
- Update patient information and medical history
- Take diagnostic x-rays
- Perform additional tests for diagnosis
- Provide treatment recommendations
- Provide palliative care
In many cases, we can complete your treatment in a single visit. For more complex procedures, like root canal treatment, a follow-up appointment might be necessary. Regardless, you will leave our dental office with answers regarding your condition and a plan to restore your health.
Your Emergency Dentists in the Legacy Community
We welcome emergency patients from Calgary, Silverado, Chaparral, Walden, and the surrounding areas at our Calgary dental clinic. Call us at the first sign of trouble, and we will arrange treatment to have you feeling like yourself again as quickly as possible.