What Can be Considered a Dental Emergency?
You may have a dental problem on your hands but feel unsure about whether it’s a full-on emergency. If one of your teeth has been knocked out or any of your permanent teeth are loose, then these are considered issues that need immediate attention. A cracked or fractured tooth and a severe tooth infection are also considered dental emergencies. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if you’re unsure about how urgently you need dental care, contact our Calgary practice and we can let you know if you should come into our office soon or if it can wait for a later appointment.
When to See an Emergency Dentist
So, what is considered a dental emergency and when do you need an emergency dentist?
Pretty much anything can feel like a dental emergency when you are in severe pain. If it is not too painful, or if it can wait a few days, it isn’t a dental emergency. Sometimes, problems that seem serious at first, such as a chipped tooth that causes no pain, can wait for a regular dental appointment.