Sierra Dental has dentists on call 7 days a week (we even have dentists available on Sunday!) to provide advice and services to anyone with a dental emergency. We understand that having a dental emergency is stressful, but that receiving the right information can make all the difference.

Give us a call (403) 297-9600 to speak with our trained support staff. We’re happy to help!

calgary-emergency-dentistsWhy choose Sierra for your dental emergency?

  • Evening and weekend appointments.
  • Same-day appointments.
  • A wide range of specialty services in one clinic.
  • Convenient location with available parking.
  • We follow the Alberta Dental Association fee guide.
  • Direct billing to insurance plans.
  • Payment plans & financing are available.

Some common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Chipped or fractured tooth
  • Tissue injury
  • Facial pain and
  • Swelling and lost fillings

Same-day appointments for dental emergencies.

There are so many factors patients may struggle with when they need emergency dental services.

You might find yourself asking these questions:

  • How can I find a dental office that opens late or on weekends?
  • How do I know my situation is an emergency?
  • What if I need to make an appointment when I need help now?
  • Where do I even start?

At Sierra Dental, we have the answers to all your important questions.

Give one of our professionals a call at 403-297-9600 for assistance and emergency dental information.

Our Emergency Dental Services

There are certain dental problems that cannot be put off. Whether it is a chip on the tooth or a tooth that has been accidentally knocked out, the peace of mind of having an emergency dentist in Calgary can make all the difference. 

Our dentists are trained to provide unparalleled care when it comes to dental emergencies. We provide accurate diagnosis’ and create an appropriate treatment plan.

At Sierra Dental, you will receive the priority care you need.

A toothache can be so severe that the pain radiates to other tooth structures. It may even render you unable to sleep or go about your day.


  • The best way to solve a toothache is to identify what is causing it. For toothaches involving stuck food or debris, try to gently remove the offending material with floss or a toothbrush. If remains stuck, best to visit your dentist for removal.
  • If severe tooth decay or infection is present, this requires treatment with dental fillings or root canal therapy to eliminate the pain.

Injury to the gums, tongue, lips, or inner cheek is usually accompanied by wounds or bleeding. You must control the bleeding by applying pressure on the area using gauze. You can also rinse with a warm salt water solution to disinfect the mouth. 


  • Small soft tissue injuries usually resolve on their own. But for larger wounds or cuts, call us immediately for a comprehensive exam.
  • Large lacerations may need to be stitched to help with proper healing. 

Damage to the tooth may range from very small chips to larger tooth fractures. If you can save any tooth parts, do so. When you arrive at our clinic, an X-ray will determine the extent of the damage. This will also identify the best way to treat and save your tooth.


  • Minor cracks to the teeth are treated with dental fillings or tooth bonding. This involves composite resin that is layered on the tooth to reshape it.
  • If the tooth has fractured above the tooth pulp, the cavity is lined with medication to prevent sensitivity and it is rebuilt with fillings.
  • If the damage has involved the tooth pulp, root canal treatment is needed to allow the tooth to heal. Then, a dental crown or onlay filling is placed over the tooth to strengthen and protect it.
  • For a tooth with considerable damage that no longer has enough tooth structures left for a restoration, your dentist may recommend getting it removed.

A tooth that has been completely removed, or a knocked-out tooth, can still be saved. 


  • The general rule is that you must see your dentist within an hour after the injury. This increases the chances of saving your tooth. It will probably need splinting to keep it in place. But it should feel and function well after some weeks of treatment.

Accidental blows to the face after trauma may cause a jaw fracture and teeth damage. If bleeding is present, you can apply pressure to control it. Then, use a cold compress for facial swelling. But, these are serious situations that need urgent dental and medical care.


  • Any problem with jaws needs comprehensive care to prevent the problem from getting worse. If there is a fracture, oral fixation is needed. You may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in this case.
  • Also, splinting may be recommended for loose teeth. You may also be required to wear a mouthguard to protect the teeth as they recover.

If over-the-counter dental cement is available near you, you may use this as a temporary filling. But lost fillings need immediate replacement to prevent the cavity from enlarging. Waiting longer may also cause pain or tooth sensitivity


  • At Sierra Dental, we replace a lost filling with a new one. We use high-quality composites that are durable and can last a long time with proper care and oral hygiene.

Broken metal braces and wires can scratch your gums. Until you can see your orthodontist, it is recommended you can cover these with an ortho wax. 


  • The only treatment is to see your orthodontist for adjustment or replacement. It is recommended that this be done right away as postponing may intervene with your orthodontic treatment.

Caution should be taken to prevent damage to the fragile teeth that are underneath a broken dental bridge or veneers. Teeth may break without the protection of the veneer or bridge if they are used for biting or chewing.


  • Broken veneers, dental bridges, or dentures need immediate replacement so you can look and feel good with a complete set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth.

Peace of Mind During an Emergency

There are certain dental problems that cannot be put off. Whether it is a chip on the tooth or a tooth that has been accidentally knocked out, the peace of mind of having an emergency dentist in Calgary can make all the difference. 

Our emergency dentists at Sierra Dental are trained to provide unparalleled care when it comes to dental emergencies. They are quick-witted and can arrive at an accurate diagnosis to create an appropriate treatment plan. And they have reliable skills to treat your dental concerns with the most favourable results.

At Sierra Dental, you will receive the priority care you need.

Give one of our professionals a call at 403-297-9600 for assistance and emergency dental information.

Contact Us

Do you need dental services? Don’t hesitate to contact our Calgary dentists today. Our Signal Hill dental clinic offers a wide range of dental proceedures including emergency dental services. We are accepting new patients and are excited to welcome you to our clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our clinic immediately at 587-602-0503. One of our dentists will be able to see you as early as immediately during our business hours.

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

Yes, our office will be able to assist with coordination with your insurance provider.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Choose Sierra Dental?

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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 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.

We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.

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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.

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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.


At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.