Chinook Smiles always welcomes patients experiencing a dental emergency!

We will take care of you!

At Chinook Smiles, we care about our patients and aim to be there for you in a dental emergency. We welcome patients and non-patients requiring any kind of emergency dental solution. If you do not know whether a dental issue is an emergency, we offer this advice…if it hurts, it is an emergency!

Even if you are not experiencing very much pain, any damage to the tooth should be considered an emergency. This is because even small fractures or chips can affect the living nerve tissue inside the tooth, and failing to acknowledge this may cause more problems in the future. Our team of professionals at Chinook Smiles is here to help treat your dental emergencies in a timely fashion, in a caring, warm and relaxing environment. 

What are the Symptoms of a Dental Emergency?

Here are some of the most common reasons for patients to call our dental emergency number:

  • Persistent toothache
  • Knocked out/lost 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
  • Facial swelling
  • Bleeding from the mouth

Preventing emergencies

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; preventing dental emergencies in the first place is always the goal. Seeing your dentist regularly for dental exams could be the most important preventative action you can take. During your dental exam, your dentist is checking for signs of weakened teeth, loosened or ageing restorations, and early signs of inflammation that would indicate the presence of disease.

Another important preventative action you can take to avoid dental emergencies is to wear a professionally fitted mouth guard while playing contact sports. A large percentage of dental injuries are sports related and wearing a properly fitting mouth guard can prevent many of these injuries.

If you or someone in your family has a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will do our best to determine the appropriate course of action to help. We understand when it comes to a dental emergency, time is of the essence. We will always strive to offer same-day emergency appointments; relieving pain is one of our top priorities!