Emergency Dental in South Calgary & Okotoks

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Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, even if you’re extra careful. Accidents that involve injuries to your face or mouth, including broken teeth, can cause extreme pain and lasting effects if not dealt with promptly and properly.

At Heritage Pointe Dental, we provide emergency dental services to ensure you have quality care during an emergency. Many dental emergencies are serious and should be treated immediately, so please call us as soon as possible if you’ve had an accident that’s affected your mouth, gums, or teeth.

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Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies may be more common than you’d think. Knowing what to do if you’re in the middle of a crisis can help save your smile!

Toothache

A toothache can feel anywhere from a dull ache to a sharp pain on one side of your jaw. Typically, toothaches are a symptom of a larger problem, like a cavity or abscessed tooth, so it’s essential to reach out if you’re experiencing any oral pain.

If you have a toothache, give your dentist a call to explain your symptoms and make an appointment. Then, you can take some over-the-counter medication to ease the pain. Ice packs can help, too, but avoid using warm or hot compresses as heat can worsen the pain.

If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth, don’t stress too much! Almost all chipped or broken teeth can be saved using a filling, root canal, or crown. Call your dentist immediately, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible to explore your options.

If you’ve knocked out an adult tooth, your dentist may be able to put it back in your gums and have it retake root. However, if this is the case, you have to act quickly. For example, a tooth replaced within 10 minutes has a good chance of taking root, but after 2 hours, the chances are low.

If possible and the tooth is clean, try to put it back in the socket. If it doesn’t go back in place easily, put it in a glass of cold milk to take it with you to your dentist’s office.

Unintentionally biting your lip or tongue is incredibly painful. Sometimes, falls and other injuries can cause you to bite your lip or tongue so severely that it causes a significant laceration and bleeding.

If this is the case, apply pressure with a clean cloth to slow the bleeding. If the bleeding does not stop, go to your nearest emergency room.

Getting something stuck in your teeth can be frustrating and, at times, painful. If you find yourself with something in between your teeth, try using some floss to remove the object.

If you can’t remove the object, call your dentist. Never use a pin or sharp object to remove something from between your teeth, as you can poke your gums or damage the enamel.

If a filling has fallen out of your tooth, it can cause significant sensitivity issues. Call your dentist immediately, and while you’re waiting to be seen, you can place a piece of softened sugar-free chewing gum in place of the filling to keep it protected.

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If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we’re here to help. Please give us a call, and if the situation is dire, head to your nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

Where to Find Us

Find us on the corner of Pine Creek Road and Heritage Lake Drive, right beside Pizza on Pointe.

Our Address

Unit 400, 412 Pine Creek Road
Heritage Pointe, AB T1S 4J9

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Mondays
9 AM2 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Thursdays
9 AM2 PM
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

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