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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

An oral injury or accident can happen at any time and it’s important for you to be prepared. Here’s everything you need to know about dental emergency care in Calgary and how our holistic dentists can help you return to optimal dental health as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and given that any damage or injury to your teeth can have potentially serious consequences, it’s important to visit your holistic dentist as soon as possible. Remember, ignoring the need for dental emergency care can lead to: 

  • Difficulty speaking and chewing
  • Lower quality of life
  • Permanent damage 
  • Tooth loss
  • More expensive and extensive treatment down the road 
  • Poor aesthetic appearance 

Our Calgary Holistic Dentists Provide Comprehensive Dental Emergency Care 

At Dr. Korol Dental Clinic, our team of highly qualified holistic dentists are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive emergency dental care to help restore your oral health as quickly as possible. Whether you are suffering from a tooth abscess, injury, or jaw pain, we can provide customized treatments that will promote your oral and overall wellness. 

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6 Types of Dental Emergencies and How to Handle Them 

When it comes to emergency dental care, you may be wondering if your condition requires an urgent trip to your Calgary dentist. In such a case, it is always advisable to contact your oral healthcare professional over the phone as they can enquire about your symptoms and provide the best way forward. 


In the case of a dental emergency, being prepared will allow you to protect your oral health and possibly reduce the negative impact of such an accident or injury. 

Here are six of the most common dental emergencies and some simple steps to help minimize your discomfort before you see your dentist: 

  1. Broken tooth. If you have broken your tooth, keep any pieces safe and rinse your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress to help reduce any pain or swelling until you can visit your dentist for emergency care.

  2. Damaged lip/tongue. Have you accidentally bitten or injured your lip/tongue? Clean the area up immediately and use an ice pack to reduce the swelling. If the bleeding refuses to stop, then you should visit your dental clinic as soon as possible. 

  3. Knocked out tooth. It’s imperative to be very careful when handling a knocked out tooth. Make sure to hold it by the crown and place it back in the socket, or hold it between your cheeks and gums. If it cannot go back in your mouth, bathe the tooth in whole milk. In such a situation, you must get to your dentist straight away. There is a chance your tooth can be saved if you receive help within 10-30 minutes. 

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  4. Tooth abscess. Do you have a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gum? A tooth abscess can cause pain and sensitivity, so until you can see a dentist, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, to reduce inflammation. 

  5. Broken wire or braces. If a wire from your braces breaks out and pokes into the surrounding areas of your mouth, try to adjust it back into a comfortable position. If you cannot do so, add a cotton swab to its end until you can see your dentist. NEVER attempt to cut a wire, because loose metal can damage your mouth and even cause an infection. 

  6. Dislodged tooth. A partially dislodged tooth can be extremely painful. Always call your dentist to get an emergency dental appointment. While you wait, do not try to push the tooth back or manipulate it in any way. To relieve pain and swelling, use an ice compress on the cheek over the affected area. If the pain is unbearable, you can talk to your dentist about taking an OTC pain reliever. 

Our Calgary Holistic Dentists Can Help Protect Your Oral Health 

At Dr. Korol Dental Clinic, our team of holistic dentists are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral and overall well-being. We offer a wide range of services, including dental emergency care, safe mercury removal, and Xeomin therapy, to meet all your needs. 

To find out more, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or fill in our online contact form.


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