The Benefits of Emergency Dentistry
Dental emergencies are unforeseen and can strike at anytime and anywhere. When they happen, patients need to seek immediate dental care to help remedy the situation. But since the dental issues experienced by most people from day to day do not qualify as dental emergencies, very few people see the value in emergency dentistry. Like regular emergency rooms that are equipped to treat patients within short notice, emergency dental clinics are available even after-office hours to cater to any dental issues that cannot wait for you to see your general dentist.
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
Emergency dentistry in Calgary involves treating any dental problem whose symptoms have the potential to affect your life negatively. The challenge with this is that it is not always easy to identify when an issue is serious and requires you to see a dentist in T2A OT7 immediately. Some of the signs that you could be having a dental emergency include incontrollable bleeding from anywhere in the mouth, trauma to the facial bone, lost dental appliances, throbbing tooth pain, abscess, knocked-out or loose teeth and soft tissue injuries such as to gums and tongue. In some cases, you may find out that these injuries are not as serious but it is still important to have a dentist take a look right away for an accurate diagnosis.
Benefits of Emergency Dentistry
- On-Demand Availability
Emergency dentist in Calgary work for extended hours to be able to accommodate patients, regardless of the time the emergency occurs. Unlike your regular dentist, visiting a dentist in Calgary for an emergency does not require prior booking. You simply need to call in and let the clinic know you are coming and they will be prepared to handle your emergency situation. This saves valuable time as you are able to get treatment within the shortest time possible. It also means that you do not have to suffer with your problem just because it is past business hours.
- Quick Relief from Pain or Discomfort Associated with Your Emergency Situation
Most dental emergencies are accompanied by intense pain or great discomfort that makes it difficult for you go about your daily life. If you are experiencing tooth pain and nothing seems to make it better, visiting an emergency dentist will give you the needed relief. At Sedona Dental, we have invested in efficient and fast diagnostic tools to ensure that we get to offer an accurate diagnosis within the shortest time possible. So, instead of prolonging the issue and living in pain or discomfort, it will greatly benefit you to see the nearest emergency dentist and get at the root of the problem once and for all.
- Increases Chances of Successful Treatment
Do you know that delaying dental treatment, especially in the time of an emergency compromises your chances of a full and successful recovery? Issues like a loosened or knocked tooth can all be fixed, but only if you see a dentist as soon as the problem occurs. For instance, if your tooth has been knocked out, there is chance it can be re-inserted successfully within an hour of it falling out. In the long run, it may also be cheaper for you to treat an emergency when it occurs, rather than wait for it to get out of hand.
- Reduces the Risk of Complications
Some dental emergencies can be fatal. A common and very serious problem is a tooth abscess. This is an infection which if not treated can spread to other parts of the body, putting you in a life-threatening situation. Also, it is easier to treat a problem when it is in its early stages. At this point, less invasive treatments are used and costs are likely to be low. When you ignore a problem, it does not go away but only continues to get worse. Sometimes you may use home remedies and over the counter medication thinking they are helping, but what is happening is that the symptoms are only masked while the issue persists. Some risks associated with delaying treatment for dental emergencies include tooth loss and sepsis, as a result of a tooth infection spreading throughout your body.