Village Mall Dental
Emergency Dentistry in Red Deer
It’s not always clear what does or doesn’t count as a dental emergency, and often emergencies are left longer than preferred because emergency care can be hard to find. At Village Mall Dental, we are open seven days a week, and most emergency patients are able to be treated on the same day they come in.
What Counts as an Emergency?
The most easily recognized emergencies involve significant blood loss, severe pain, or saving a tooth. Other emergencies that should be treated as soon as possible include:
- Chronic pain.
- Chipped or cracked teeth.
- Swelling or bulges in the cheeks or gums.
- Wounds or lacerations to the soft tissue.
It is important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage and to ensure the best possible treatment options. For example, a knocked-out tooth may be saved if replaced in time by a dentist.
What to do when you have a Dental Emergency
The most important thing you can do in any emergency is to stay calm. If you know it is an emergency, seek treatment immediately. If you are unsure, you can call Village Mall Dental and ask about the next steps. Depending on the emergency, it may be best to go to the closest emergency room for short-term solutions before you can see your dentist.