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Six Instances You Should Seek Emergency Dental Care

Walk in Emergency Dentist in Calgary AB area

Your day is going along just fine when you suddenly find yourself in a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can range from having a tooth broken or knocked out to having a severe toothache caused by infection or abscess. Whatever the case, patients in the Calgary, Alberta, area seeking a walk-in emergency dentist can visit Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma and the team at Lake Chaparral Dental Care.

Here are some common scenarios that should result in you seeking emergency care immediately.

A Broken Tooth

If a tooth is suddenly fractured or broken, you should consider this a dental emergency. This situation will often result in some pain or discomfort, so until you can get to your dentist, gently rinse your mouth with some warm salted water. This will help reduce pain while you are on your way in for an emergency dental appointment. Please call your dentist as soon as you realize you have a broken tooth, as they will be able to fix this.

Lost Crown or Filling

You may view a lost crown or filling as a mere inconvenience, but this is one of the primary reasons people call in for an emergency dental appointment. Not only will your already weakened tooth be susceptible to further damage until the crown or filling can be replaced, but you will likely be in pain as well. This makes it important to head to your local emergency dentist as soon as possible to have your crown or filling repaired or replaced.


A bad toothache is another common situation that leads individuals to an emergency dentist. If pain strikes, first try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. No amount of dental pain should ever be ignored, so you should call your dentist immediately or find a walk-in emergency dentist when pain from a toothache strikes.

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Abscessed Tooth

If you have a tooth that has become abscessed, you will likely be in a lot of pain. Abscesses are one of the most painful dental emergencies. This pain will continue until you receive dental treatment, so seek an emergency dentist as soon as possible if you believe you have an abscessed tooth. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth can include intense pain, swelling in the face and jaw area, fever, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and difficulties in opening your mouth or chewing.

If you are unsure if your particular situation classifies as a dental emergency, please call your local dentist. They will be able to listen to you and describe what you are facing and determine the next best steps.

If you do find yourself in a dental emergency, please visit Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma at Lake Chaparral Dental Care. You can contact our office at (403) 768-2271.

We are located in Calgary, Alberta, but we also serve Walden and Legacy areas.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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