Emergency Dentist in Banff Provides Urgent Care
Got a dental emergency on your hands? Don’t panic! Dr. Sajjad, and our whole team are here for you. Call your emergency dentist in Banff as soon as possible — your health depends on prompt care. When you get in touch with us, we’ll schedule a time for you to come in, and then provide advice for what you should do to reduce discomfort and improve outcomes in the meantime
Common Dental Emergencies
If you are bleeding from the mouth, in pain, or if you have broken a tooth or a piece of dental work, it’s safe to assume you need prompt attention. Your dentist can handle most emergencies related to your teeth and gums. If, however, you are bleeding uncontrollably or have broken your jawbone, head straight to the emergency room.
Some of the most common situations we treat as emergencies in our office include…
• Broken or fractured tooth
• Dislodged or knocked out tooth
• Severe toothache or abscess
• Broken filling, crown, bridge, inlay, or onlay
• Foreign object lodged between teeth
Dental emergencies come in many shapes and sizes, and we urge you not to delay care because you are unsure if you are experiencing an emergency. Contact us and we can talk you through the situation and determine whether urgent care is needed.
What to Do Next?
If you are bleeding from the mouth, apply consistent pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. Monitor the situation and head to the ER if bleeding does not stop or slow after about 15 minutes. To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack to the affected cheek. Wrap the pack in a cloth and hold to the cheek in 10- to 15-minute intervals. If you are experiencing pain, take an over-the-counter pain medication as directed.
How Your Dentist Handles Emergencies
When you come to Banff Family Dentistry with a dental emergency, we will assess the situation and put together a treatment plan to get you back to your good oral health promptly. Severe toothaches or abscesses may require an emergency root canal. Broken fillings, bridges, and crowns may be easily repaired in one visit, or they may require you to come back for a follow-up appointment. If so, we will stabilize the tooth so you can resume your day comfortably.
We are also equipped with the tools to remove a foreign object that becomes lodged between your teeth. Never approach your mouth with a tool on your own — injury or serious damage is likely to occur.
No matter your emergency, trust us to take care of the situation swiftly and send you home with specific instructions for recovery and pain medication, if needed.
Call Us As Soon As Possible!
Don’t wait to act if you or someone you love are experiencing a dental emergency. It truly is better safe than sorry when your oral health is on the line, so call us as soon as possible. We will get you in promptly and provide the care you need to smile once again! Call Banff Family Dentistry — we’re here for you when you need us.