Experiencing A Dental Emergency?
At Inglewood Family Dental, we understand the need for emergency dental treatment and the importance of being able to locate and obtain urgent dental care in your time of need. If you are experiencing severe dental pain, waiting is often not an option. It is our mission to provide Calgary residents with the highest standard of emergency dental treatment from the moment you call our clinic to any future follow-up visits to our office.
The emergency dental treatment team at Inglewood Family Dental consists of experienced doctors and staff that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of any dental-related emergencies ranging from toothaches to more severe issues like exposed nerves or accessed teeth. We also offer same-day extractions and can often arrange for patients to receive emergency dental treatment the same day they call.
Below, we’ve outlined several issues that may require urgent dental care. If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these issues, we encourage you to contact us today to arrange for emergency dental treatment:
- Severe/Unexplainable Toothaches
- Swollen Jaw or Mouth
- Bleeding or Swollen Gums
- Exposed Root or Nerves
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Abscessed Tooth
- Broken Dental Crown
- Loose/Missing Filling
Oftentimes patients don’t truly know or understand the severity of their dental emergency without a proper diagnosis from a qualified dentist. According to the Canadian Dental Association, 35% of the Canadian population has untreated decay (caries) of permanent teeth. Canada is leading the world in the prevalence of this disease, at number 1 worldwide. When oral health issues are ignored and left untreated, they can lead to serious and more painful issues that often require emergency dental treatment.
Many people don’t realize the correlation between oral and overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation caused by periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, may be linked to an increased risk of heart disease, pneumonia, pregnancy and birth complications, endocarditis, and more. Furthermore, if a patient already has an underlying condition such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, HIV/AIDS, or Alzheimer’s’ disease, these conditions can exacerbate any oral health issues you are experiencing.
What can you do to safeguard your oral health?
As dentists, we cannot stress the importance of proper oral hygiene enough. While it can’t guarantee you will never require it, proper oral hygiene will decrease your need for emergency dental treatment significantly. At Inglewood Family Dental, we have outlined the following practices we encourage patients to perform at home to ensure a good oral hygiene regimen. These include:
- Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice per day. We recommend using a soft-bristle toothbrush and brushing for two minutes each time.
- Using mouthwash to remove any missed food particles left behind after brushing and flossing. We also recommend using an alcohol-free mouthwash as it can preserve the natural balance of saliva, reduce sensitivity, and is safer for dental fillings and other restorations.
- Maintain a healthy diet and try to limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks. We recommend safe sugar-free alternatives such as Xylitol to help satisfy cravings.
- Avoid the use of tobacco products.
- Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months, or sooner if you notice the bristles are worn.
- Last, but not least, make sure you are scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings (at least twice per year) to ensure any issues are identified and treated early on.
Emergency Dental Treatment in Calgary
Emergency dental treatment is something our Calgary dentists deal with each and every day at Inglewood Family Dental. If you or someone you love is dealing with oral pain or have questions about whether your issue is a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us today to arrange a consultation and oral exam. Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health, and we can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.