Emergency Dentisty

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Emergency Dentist Airdrie

Our dental clinic in Airdrie has a dentist on call to assist patients if they have a dental emergency.

Call (403) 768-1000 to contact our office for emergency dental care.

We understand dental emergencies can cause stress and pain, but we have the resources to help with a wide range of issues.

Some common dental emergencies we assist with include:

  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Chipped or knocked-out teeth
  • Emergency tooth extraction
  • Swelling or damaged gum tissue
  • Damaged crowns, caps, bridges and dentures

Emergency Dental Clinic in Airdrie

Peace of mind is immensely valuable in a time of a dental emergency.

Our emergency phone service has a dentist on staff who will provide information on your situation to the best of their abilities.

While it is easier to coordinate and schedule an examination and treatment if a patient calls beforehand, we provide walk-in treatments as well.

Patients are welcome to come in anytime during open hours and wait for treatment.

In some situations, our dentists may rearrange their schedules to see a patient before others or may even see a patient after hours if necessary.

Time is a large factor in dental treatment and recovery.

At Sierra Dental Airdrie, we strive to provide treatment based on a patient’s specific needs.

What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?

Every situation is different when it comes to emergency dental care.

Whether dental pain develops suddenly, or over time, it can still be a sign for a patient to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Even if the pain subsides for a while before coming back, it could still be a sign of damaged teeth or gums.

There are a few options for pain management in the meantime while the patient waits to see the dentist.

Chipped or Cracked Tooth

For a chipped or cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack near the damaged tooth.

Avoid food and drinks which are very warm or very cool.

Floss carefully between damaged teeth to remove food or debris.

Never apply aspirin directly to a damaged tooth or gum tissue, as it may cause a chemical burn to the area.

However, taking aspirin orally according to the manufacturer’s instructions may help to relieve pain.

Knocked Out Tooth

For a chipped or cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack near the damaged tooth.

Avoid food and drinks which are very warm or very cool.

Floss carefully between damaged teeth to remove food or debris.

Never apply aspirin directly to a damaged tooth or gum tissue, as it may cause a chemical burn to the area.

However, taking aspirin orally according to the manufacturer’s instructions may help to relieve pain.

Other Dental Emergencies

Red or bleeding gums can also be a sign of a dental emergency.

This may be a sign of infection or gingivitis and should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.

The worst way to treat dental pain is by ignoring it.

Issues affecting oral health often are a result or may lead to other conditions related to the rest of the body.

For example:

  • An infection in the mouth may spread to other parts of the body
  • Stress may also result in damage to joints on either side of the jaw.
  • Making sure your oral health is taken care of will lead to a healthier body overall.

Contact us now at 403-768-1000 for emergency phone services or to schedule an appointment.

Evening & Weekend Appointment

We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours and select Saturday appointments. 

Direct Billing To Insurance Plans

To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.

Payment Plans & Financing Available

We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.

Contact Us

airdrieinfo@sierradental.ca

(403) 768-1000

1300 Market St. SE #113

Airdrie AB  T4A 0K9

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book an appointment for dental emergencies?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our clinic immediately at 403-297-9600. One of our dentists will be able to see you as early as immediately during our business hours.

Do you accept walk-in?

We certainly do and we have accommodated many emergency situations just like you!

Do you accept dental insurance on dental emergencies?

We certainly do! Our office will be able to assist with coordination with your insurance provider.

What is considered a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can be very serious, even life-threatening. It’s important to be aware of what constitutes a dental emergency, especially if you have recently had dental work done, or have other health conditions that put you at risk. Here are some situations that would definitely require emergency dentistry:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Fractured or Cracked tooth
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Abscess or Infection
How to deal with a broken tooth?

If one or more of your teeth has become completely dislodged, preservation should be your number one priority. You will want to keep the tooth as protected and intact as possible, and that means making sure it doesn’t dry out.

There are a few ways you can do this: place the missing tooth in milk or an ADA-approved, tooth preservation material (e.g. Save-A-Tooth), keep it in your mouth between your cheek and gums, or gently place it back in the socket, taking care to not disturb the exposed root.

How to react to a cracked tooth or a severe toothache?

Cracked teeth should be immediately cleaned with warm water, then covered with a cold compress (ice packs and wet washcloths work well) while you are en route to the clinic. Patients experiencing severe toothache are advised to brush and floss the affected tooth as best as they can.

My tooth got knocked out in an accident, what should I do?

When one of your teeth gets knocked out, whether it’s in the midst of a fight or you’re in a traumatic accident (vehicle or sports), there are methods of saving the tooth (or teeth). In fact, sometimes your actual tooth can be re-implanted (though not always). This implant has to happen within minutes if you hope to keep that tooth for the rest of your life.

Find the tooth, but don’t pick it up by the root. Rinse with water or milk to remove any dirt (but do not keep it in the liquid).

You can replace the tooth before getting to the dentist to keep it as healthy as possible before your dentist can work on it. However, never replace a child’s baby tooth.

What can I do if my crown cracked?

A broken crown qualifies as a dental emergency, so the first thing you should do after noticing something is wrong is immediately call your dentist. Aside from potentially being painful, the risk of developing a bacterial infection goes up the longer you wait to have the crown repaired.

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