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10201 Southport Road S.W. #101 Calgary AB CA T2W 4X9

Dental Emergencies

At Kids R US Dentistry in Southwest Calgary, our pediatric dentist recognizes that dental emergencies do not always happen at convenient times. We will do our best to see your child the same-day. 

Have a Dental Emergency?

If your child experiences an injury to the teeth or jaw, as well as any swelling due to an infected tooth, please book an emergency appointment with us. If you cannot reach us after hours, it is best to take them to the Alberta Children’s Hospital emergency room to be seen by a medical doctor or pediatric dentist on call.

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Dental Emergencies

Children can be accident prone and may injure themselves during play or activity.

It's important to know when to see a pediatric dentist and have their smile checked out after an oral injury or if they are experiencing unexplained oral pain. We understand that dental emergencies don't always happen at convenient times.

Give us a call if you think your child is experiencing a dental emergency, and we will help ensure your child receives care as soon as possible or advise you to visit an ER for any more severe symptoms. 

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any injury to the mouth, self-inflicted or trauma-generated, by a fall or direct hit to the face. It also includes toothache and swelling of the mouth as a result of a fracture, deep cavity, and acute or chronic infection of a tooth. 

The following conditions are dental emergencies, and should be treated as soon as possible. Please give us a call!

Toothache

Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child's dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may gently clean the tooth by placing it in milk or water prior to reinserting into the socket. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth (beside the cheek). The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth

Contact your pediatric dentist during business hours. If the tooth is completely out no treatment will be necessary, but if it the tooth is partially out, contact your pediatric dentist for necessary treatment.

Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth

Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you to the dentist.

Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth

 Contact your pediatric dentist.

Severe Blow to the Head

Take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw

 Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Welcoming Calgary's Young Smiles. 

We are your children's pediatric dental specialists in Southwest Calgary. 

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