There are different types of Dental Emergencies. The most common are toothaches and chipped tooth. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, visit your dentist immediately to ease the pain and prevent further damage.
When you have a toothache, it can prevent you from eating, speaking, and performing your daily tasks. Sometimes the pain can be unbearable. But what are you supposed to do if you are experiencing dental pain? Some minor tooth pain or sensitivity can be treated at home, but most of the time it will need the help of your dentist.
If you are experiencing a chipped tooth, the first step is to address any injury or bleeding. If the injury is serious, you should always call 911 or go to the emergency room. If there is bleeding, you can treat this with gauze or rinsing with warm saltwater. Depending on the severity of your injury, it may be recommended to take some over-the-counter pain medication to relieve discomfort. Once this has been completed, it is important to call your dentist and schedule an emergency dental appointment.
Contact our SW Calgary Dental Clinic for more information about how our dentist can help with your toothache or chipped tooth.