Emergency Dental Care
When you experience an unexpected dental issue, the situation can be stressful enough without having to scramble to find a clinic that can see you right away. Luckily, NW Calgary is home to emergency dentists like the dentists at Panatella Dental who are there to help you whenever bad luck strikes and you have a dental emergency. Toothaches, chipped or broken tooth, or knocked out teeth are some issues that require an emergency dentist. NW Calgary can turn to Panatella Dental in these situations and others to receive timely dental care. Toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, or knocked out teeth are some issues that require emergency dental care. In Calgary, you can turn to Panatella Dental in these situations and others to receive timely dental care that effectively reduces your pain and ensures your mouth goes back to normal.
With an emergency dentist, NW Calgary patients can expect a prompt response to a number of dental problems. Panatella Dental knows that accidents don't always occur during regular business hours, which is why we have dentists working early mornings till 7 or 8 p.m. on most days, excluding Sundays. We are committed to providing you with same-day emergency care on the days we are open, so that you can rest easy knowing that in the event of a sudden dental issue, help is never far away.
Some of the most common dental emergencies we see at our clinic include knocked out teeth and cracked teeth. Your permanent teeth need to be protected to ensure your ability to chew with ease and speak with clarity. If you are bleeding from the mouth, in severe pain, hit in the face or mouth, or experiencing facial or gum swelling, you should call for emergency dental care in Calgary immediately. Prior to making an emergency dental care appointment, you can follow a few steps to protect your teeth and mouth:
For pain due to food and drink temperatures: Try drinking ice water, as it might relieve the pain. Sip on ice water and hold some in your mouth until you see the dentist.
For sensitivity to cold temperatures: If it causes pain to breathe in air, avoid cold foods and beverages. Breathe through your nose and call your dentist's office.
For broken or knocked out teeth: Rinse and recover any pieces you can and store them in a container of milk. Stop any bleeding by holding clean gauze to the source of bleeding and call your dentist.
When bad luck strikes at the worst possible moment, and you find yourself with a dental emergency on your hands, it can be tempting to put off seeking care until a more practical time. However, when it comes to oral pain or trauma, time is usually of the essence. Receiving prompt care maximizes your chances of a full recovery. In some cases, like tooth loss following trauma, immediate action is the only way that your tooth can be saved. Emergency care also relieves pain and discomfort, so that you can get back to your regular activities without further suffering. Finally, calling your NW Calgary dentist as soon as an emergency occurs greatly reduces your risk of long-term complications that could stem from the incident.