Calgary, AB practice provides emergency dentistry
Whether you or your child are hurting, unexpected dental issues can be both uncomfortable and emotionally stressful. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and her team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB understand. Their emergency dentistry philosophy includes calming advice on the telephone, a compassionate touch during treatment, and a full range of services to help you smile again.
What warrants an emergency dentist appointment?
Dental issues can generally be placed into three categories:
- Emergencies – When a tooth is knocked out or severely loosened, seeing a dentist right away dramatically increases the chance of saving it. Place the tooth into the socket if possible, or between the cheek and gum or in a cup of milk while you get to the dentist’s office.
An abscessed tooth can also be an emergency. A hidden area of decay or latent damage may suddenly present as acute pain and facial swelling. Root canal therapy or emergency tooth extraction gets you out of discomfort fast. Don’t worry – if teeth must come out, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma restores smiles with dental implants and bridges.
We allow time in our regular office hours to see emergency cases. If the work cannot be completed that day, we see that you are comfortable and out of danger until the follow-up appointment.
Dental emergencies Explained by Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is, by definition, something that makes a patient concerned about the well-being of a tooth or oral care.
Dental emergencies can range anywhere from a tooth that is chipped to a tooth that is causing severe pain.
It can be a tooth that has come out of the mouth because of a sports injury or fall.
How does Lake Chaparral Dental Care handle dental emergencies?
If there is a concern in my patient’s mind that their tooth might be in some harm or cause more injury, I do encourage them to call us and come in for an emergency appointment.
The best way to do that is to call our dental office at 403-278-5272 and book in to see us right away. We make it a priority to see our emergencies the same day if we can.
- Urgent dental care – Urgent situations generally involve broken teeth, lost or damaged dental work (fillings, crowns, or bridges), and toothaches. We get urgent cases into the schedule promptly, sometimes same day.
- Regular treatment – Please do not hesitate to call the office anytime you have a dental concern. Maybe an implant just doesn’t feel right, a tooth is tender, the color of gum tissue looks different, or a denture has become uncomfortable. Visiting the dentist sooner rather than later puts your mind at ease and may minimize future costs and inconvenience.
Here when you need us – emergency dentistry in Calgary, AB
If your dental emergency involves an unconscious patient, uncontrolled bleeding, or broken bones, please get to the nearest hospital emergency department as quickly as possible. Otherwise, call Lake Chaparral Dental Care at (403) 768-2271. Extended hours include open until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma sees emergencies for current patients of record as well as new patients.