Chipped Tooth? Call Dentrix Dental Care for Emergency Dental Services
Emergency Dental Services can occur when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loosened, or is knocked out completely. Sometimes dental crowns come off of teeth. lips, gums, or cheeks can be cut. It’s important to understand what to do in case of a dental emergency in Calgary so that you can be treated and your tooth repaired by a dentist as soon as possible.
Oral injuries often are painful and many dental emergencies can be avoided by taking simple precautions, such as wearing a mouthguard during sports activities to prevent teeth from breaking or being knocked out, and avoiding hard foods that may crack or break your teeth.
There are different types of tooth fractures. Chipped teeth are minor fractures. Moderate fractures include damage to the enamel, tissue, and/or pulp. Severe fractures usually mean that a tooth has been traumatized to the point that it cannot be recovered. If you fracture a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling. Take ibuprofen, not aspirin, for pain. Your Calgary dentist can smooth out minor fractures. Alternatively, restorative procedures may be needed to fix the tooth.
If your tooth is knocked out, immediately call Dentrix Dental Care dentistry for an emergency appointment in Calgary – seeing a dentist within an hour of when your tooth is knocked out for the best chance of the tooth surviving the trauma. Handle the tooth by the crown (the top), not by the root (the pointed part on the bottom). Touching the root of the tooth can damage cells that are necessary to reattach the tooth to the bone. Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub the tooth! Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and gum to keep it moist. It is important not to let the tooth dry out. If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk or saline solution (the solution used for contacts).
You can prepare by having an emergency dental care kit that includes Dentrix Dental Care phone numbers, saline solution, a small container with lid, and Ibuprofen for pain. Dentrix Dental Care addresses any dental emergency issues you may experience.
Emergency Dental Services
We encourage you to call our emergency dental clinic in Calgary as soon as possible at 403-288-5500 for our Market Mall location or 403-289-9908 for our North Hill location set an appointment and avoid further complications.