Are you in agonising pain and worried you might have a dental infection?

We’re an emergency dentist in Calgary, available 365 days/year with extended hours

Struggling to eat because of searing pain? Are medications not providing relief?

It’s worrying when you’re suffering so much, and you’re wondering what it could be that’s causing so much pain. How severe is the problem? How long will this hurt for? Will the pain get worse?

We’re have extended availability every single day of the year.

You shouldn’t have to put up with severe discomfort.

Do a symptom check below and we’ll move forward from there.

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Symptoms of tooth infection and tooth abscess

Constant, throbbing pain
Bleeding gums
Gum inflammation and swelling
Pain when touching your tooth
Discomfort when chewing
An unpleasant, bitter taste in your mouth
Bad smell in your mouth
A loose tooth
Discoloured tooth
Swollen lump in your gums above the affected tooth

Symptoms of tooth abscess complications

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Nausea
Headache
Fever
Tender glands
Difficulty opening your mouth
Problems with swallowing
Pain that spreads to your jaw, neck or ear
Facial swelling

What you can do for a tooth infection

Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
Take over-the-counter painkillers
Avoid hot drinks as they can make the pain worse
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Why you need immediate dental care

Tooth infections come on suddenly and can cause excruciating pain in a matter of hours.  It is best to call as soon as the pain starts, rather than waiting.

You may find that your toothache subsides after a while, so naturally you might assume that the problem is gone when this isn’t the case. Your tooth pulp cannot heal itself. If you are no longer in pain that could mean the nerve has been destroyed.

The infection can then move from your tooth into the gums, causing a lot of damage, and you’ll start to experience symptoms again.

If an abscess or tooth infection goes untreated, you may end up needing a tooth extraction.

We cannot stress how important it is to call us straight away. A tooth infection or abscess cannot heal by itself and may spread to the surrounding bone, causing more serious dental problems.

Symptoms of gum infection (gingivitis)

Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
Tender and inflamed gums
Pain when chewing
Receding gums
Sensitive teeth
Stubborn bad breath
Young woman with toothache

Why gingivitis should be treated quickly

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum infection. During this stage, your gums become inflamed due to bacterial infection. The bacteria builds up and creates large pockets where more germs can breed.

If gingivitis isn’t addressed quickly, it can lead to advanced gum disease (periodontitis) which can cause tooth loss.

If your gum infection isn’t treated early, it can cause extremely painful gum abcesses

Symptoms of a gum abscess (periodontal abscess)

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Gum inflammation
Gaps appearing between your teeth
A bad taste in your mouth
Mouth sores
Receding gums
Changes in your bite
Loose teeth

What you can do at home

Take medications such as Tylenol and Advil to ease the pain
Swill warm salt water around your mouth
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It’s crucial to visit us as soon as you can because the longer a gum abscess is left, the more difficult it becomes to treat. It can also cause serious health complications in other parts of the body if it is allowed to spread.

See why you can rely on us

Call 587-351-2243587-351-2243 now!