If you are experiencing oral pain, swelling, bleeding and don’t know why, you may have a dental emergency that requires immediate attention. At Inglewood Family Dental, patients will receive same-day appointments who require emergency dental care in Calgary. Dental emergencies don’t always happen during normal business hours, therefore, extended evening hours and weekends are available.
It’s important to know that delaying urgent dental treatment can lead to more serious issues that can end up costing more time, money, and frustration down the line, so if you believe that you have a dental emergency, it’s best not to hold off. A full evaluation will help you make an informed decision about your health.
Common Dental Emergencies
Chipped / Cracked / Broken Teeth
Do your teeth hurt when you eat? Are they sensitive to hot or cold food or drinks? Do you experience oral pain that comes and goes? All of these are common symptoms of chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth. If left untreated, these types of injuries can become infected and cause more serious harm to the health of your smile.
Emergency Tooth Extractions
If you are suffering from excruciating tooth pain, you may require an emergency tooth extraction. Preserving your natural teeth is a top priority, so pulling a tooth is always a last resort. However, sometimes badly damaged or decayed teeth are unable to be saved. Tooth extractions can happen for standard reasons like wisdom teeth to more critical issues like advanced periodontal disease.
Sore, Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Swollen gums can be a sign of severe mouth infection, whether you are experiencing pain or not. If the swelling is severe, it requires immediate attention as it could indicate a more serious condition. Some of the common conditions associated with swollen gums include:
- Pericoronitis – swelling or inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your wisdom teeth. It is most common in your lower teeth and can be mild and resolve on it’s own. However, some cases involve severe pain and swelling which require immediate attention.
- Periodontal Abscess – a pocket of pus in the gum tissue which causes the gums to push away from the teeth. These are common and painful dental emergencies that often result from accumulation of bacteria or impaction of a foreign body (food) in periodontal pockets.
If you or someone you love is experiencing oral pain, dental trauma, or are unsure if your issue is urgent, we encourage you to call for a consultation.
Inglewood Family Dental also offers a variety of sedation dentistry options so that patients can relax during their emergency dental procedures.
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