Emergency dental CALGARY
Dental emergencies can happen to any child, and when they do, it’s essential to know where to turn for help.
It can be a very stressful and frightening experience when a dental emergency happens. You may not know who to call or what to do.
Our dentists are here to help. Calgary children can receive pediatric dental care at all ages in our emergency dental clinic, and we provide emergency dentistry services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We understand that dental emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, so we’re here for you when you need us the most. We will work with you to find an appointment that fits your schedule, and we will do our best to make sure you receive the care you need as quickly as possible.
Our team of dentists and dental assistants is experienced in handling dental emergencies, so you can rest assured that your child will receive the best possible care.
When to visit an emergency dentist
Dental emergencies can happen to any child and can occur at any time. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
Toothache and Oral Pain
If your child is experiencing pain in their teeth or mouth, it is important to seek dental care as soon as possible. Early treatment can help to prevent the problem from getting worse.
There are many reasons for toothache and oral pain, including cavities, gum disease, broken teeth, and dental abscesses. It may be difficult for a young child to explain what is causing the pain, so it is important to let one of our dentists look for the cause of their distress or discomfort.
Swelling or Infection
If your child’s gums are swollen, red, or inflamed, it could be a sign of infection. Infected gums can be very painful and cause serious health problems if left untreated.
You can often treat infection of the gums with antibiotics, so it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. They have the training and authority to prescribe antibiotics if needed.
Without adequate treatment, a gum infection can spread to other body parts, including the blood and bone. In some rare cases, it can be fatal.
So please don’t delay in calling our trained pediatric emergency dentists so we can keep your child healthy.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
If a child’s tooth is chipped or broken, you want to get evaluated as early as possible. A tooth that is chipped or broken may need to be repaired or replaced.
Try to find any tooth fragments and bring them with you to the appointment. This will help the dentist determine the best course of treatment – including bonding the chip back into place.
Knocked-Out or Loose Teeth
You want to get care immediately for a tooth that is loose or has been knocked out because of trauma. We need to see the child and tooth within an hour to have the best chance of saving the tooth.
Depending on your child’s age, you will want to gently rinse the tooth and try to insert it back into the socket. For younger children, you may have them put the tooth in the mouth next to the cheek. If they cannot do that, you should place the tooth in milk.
Regardless, time is of the essence, so please call us as soon as possible. We really want to see your child within 15-20 minutes of the accident.
Lost Filling or Crown
When your child’s filling or crown falls out, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. A lost filling or crown can cause pain and lead to further dental problems.
If you can find the filling or crown, bring it with you to your appointment. This will help the dentist match the replacement to the original.
On the other hand, if you cannot find the filling or crown, don’t worry. We can still take impressions and order a new one.
If your child’s jaw is broken, you want to seek medical attention immediately. A broken jaw can cause further severe problems if not correctly set.
Some signs of a fractured jaw after trauma include an inability to open the mouth, canting of the jaw when the mouth opens, or failure to have the teeth close properly when the mouth is shut.
While bringing your child to us, try to keep the child from moving the jaw. You can use a handkerchief, necktie, or towel to tighten the jaw.
Then, bring the child to see us so we can examine and treat the problem.
What services does pediatric emergency dental provide?
Do you have a child who is in pain and needs emergency dental care?
We are here to help. Our office provides emergency pediatric dental care in Calgary. We understand that emergencies happen, and we want to help you and your child get the care they need as soon as possible.
Additionally, we understand how scared and hurt your child may be, and we will do everything we can to make them feel comfortable and at ease. This may include sedation dentistry to help your child feel less fearful and anxious about this experience.
You can rest assured that your child will be well cared for.
Call us 24/7 at (XXX) XXX-XXXX to get your child’s emergency handled with care, compassion, and expertise.