Is a toothache a dental emergency?

When you or a loved one is not sure if your toothache is a dental emergency, please watch this video by our Calgary dentist Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh, and then give us a call to find out if you need to get in to see us right away.

A toothache being a dental emergency depends on how bad the toothache is. Sometimes it’s something that goes away fairly quickly with some ibuprofen. If it stays for a long period of time where you can’t control it with any sort of at-home painkillers, you do probably want to give your dentist a call right away.

Tooth pain should be treated urgently in some cases and should never be ignored. When you have a toothache but you are not sure if it is a dental emergency, please call us. We can triage you to see what is appropriate.