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Emergency Dentistry Services in Calgary

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and require immediate medical attention. At Dr. Korol Dental, we understand the urgency of such situations and strive to provide prompt and comprehensive emergency dentistry services to all our patients.

Our Calgary dentists are well-trained and highly-equipped to handle many dental emergencies including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Dry socket (pain after tooth extraction)
  • Broken wire/orthodontic appliance
  • Displaced/knocked out teeth
  • Broken fillings
  • Loose, broken or missing crowns and veneers

If you require immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number (available on our answering machine) and Dr. Korol will get back to you ASAP.

Common Dental Emergencies & How to Handle Them

While we always strive to provide the most prompt emergency dentistry services, taking fast action in the event of an oral injury can save your tooth and prevent any long-term damage.

Depending on the situation, here are several things you can do prior to visiting a dentist to protect your teeth in the case of a dental emergency.

Sudden Swelling

If you are experiencing sudden swelling in your gums or cheeks, this is most likely the result of an infection.

Any sudden swelling requires IMMEDIATE attention from a dentist.

What you can do: Use a cold compress against the affected area to minimize swelling.

Loose Tooth

If you are suffering from a loose tooth, it’s important to seek emergency dentistry services straight away.

What you can do: Often, biting down GENTLY can help keep your tooth in place until you visit the dentist.
Gum/Mouth Injuries

Gum or mouth injuries can include a cut, laceration or tear to your lips, gum, mouth, cheeks or tongue.

If the injury is severe, it’s crucial to seek emergency dentistry services immediately to protect the health of your mouth.

What you can do: While waiting to see the dentist, clean out your mouth with warm water or swish with salt water, if possible, to prevent infection. Apply pressure to the area with gauze or a moist teabag to help stop bleeding.

Lost Fillings/Crown

If you have a lost filling or crown, it’s important to contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible.

What you can do: With a lost filling, placing sugarless gum into the cavity can protect it until you receive treatment.

With a dental crown, use a gentle adhesive (such as toothpaste) to keep it in place until you seek emergency dentistry services.

Knocked Out Tooth

If your tooth, or a series of teeth, become knocked out, seeing an emergency dentist as soon as possible will increase the chances of saving that tooth.

What you can do: Hold the tooth by the crown, gently rinse it off and either place it back in the socket or in a container until you see the dentist.

 

Why It’s Important To Seek Emergency Dentistry Services ASAP

With emergency dental care, prompt treatment is very important. Waiting too long to see the dentist or neglecting your condition can lead to unsuccessful treatment and even more serious oral and health problems.

Some of the benefits of prompt emergency dental care include:

  • Quick resolution of pain
  • Improved appearance
  • Prevention of dental infection
  • If you have a damaged tooth, seeking immediate emergency dentistry services can greatly improve your chances of saving that tooth

Have a Dental Emergency? Contact us!

If you are suffering from an emergency dental issue or want to learn more about our emergency dentistry services, contact one of our Calgary dentists today at 403-245-9099.

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Warm and Friendly

<p>Terrific care, and a wonderful team. Dr. Korol is warm, professional, and knowledgeable, and the hygienist and receptionist are very friendly!</p>

Tricia Foster

Dr. Korol is a real sweetheart and great dentist

I was impressed by her ability to make a fast and accurate diagnosis...previous dentists hadn't be able to tell me what was wrong. Thank you!

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Considerate, patient, respectful, attention to detail and obviously bright. My teens and my husband and I feel well taken care of by the team at Dr Jackie's office.

Allison Darrach-Sutton

Amazing dentist, very personable!

It was my first time seeing Dr. Korol and she made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!

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