Do You Need Emergency Dentistry?
At Chinook Smiles, located in Chinook Centre, we care about our patients and want to make sure we are there for you in a dental emergency. Therefore, please note our emergency dental clinic phone number to contact us outside of regular clinic hours: (403) 252-1404.
If you don’t have dental insurance or are worried about the cost of dental services in an emergency situation, we offer outside dental financing that can be applied for in office or online. Financing approval can often be done online in a matter of minutes.
The following are the most common reasons for patients to call our dental emergency number:
- Knocked out tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Loosened tooth
- Bitten lip or tongue
- Infection or abscessed tooth or gums
- Loose restoration, such as a dental crown, filling or bridge
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Before we get into how to deal with each of these situations, let’s have a few words about prevention. Of course prevention is always the ideal as we’d like to see all of our patients avoid facing the stress of an emergency.
Seeing your dentist regularly for dental exams could be the most important preventative action you can take. During your dental exam, our Chinook Centre dentists are naturally checking for signs of weakened teeth, loosened or aging restorations and early signs of inflammation that would indicate the presence of infection.
Another important preventative action you can take to avoid dental emergencies is to wear a properly fitting mouth guard while playing contact sports. Research has shown that a large percentage of dental injuries are sports related. Wearing a properly fitting mouth guard can prevent many of these injuries.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us at (403) 252-1404 to request your Dental Emergency appointment!