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Emergency Dentists for Kids

We’re Your Emergency Dentist for Kids in Calgary

We know that parents have a lot of questions about when it’s appropriate to take their kids to the dentist for more than just a regular checkup. Nobody wants to waste time and money, and yet there are occasions when an emergency visit to a kids’ dentist in Calgary is not only a good idea, it’s necessary.

1. Accidents

One of the main concerns parents have is whether they should take their child to see a dentist or doctor if they’ve had an accident involving the mouth and teeth. That can seem like an especially dramatic choice if there’s a lot of blood and swelling in the mouth. If the accident involved a severe knock to the head and there’s a chance of concussion, your child should be seen by a medical professional immediately. But if the problem is that a tooth has been chipped, cracked or knocked loose, or if the jawbone above the gum line has received a hard knock, contact us right away for an emergency visit.

2. Toothaches

Another fairly common dental emergency we see at our kids’ dentist offices here in Calgary is toothache. It can be particularly stressful for everybody involved when piercing pain wakes up the child and doesn’t let them fall back to sleep—a recipe for a very long night indeed. Whether it’s because of a dental carie (tooth decay) or a cracked or fractured tooth, it’s considered a dental emergency and your child should be brought in to the clinic as soon as possible.

3. Questions about tooth and jaw development

On top of the labour of love of getting their kids to brush and floss twice a day, there are also developmental concerns that bring parents to our offices. You may be wondering if your child is experiencing discomfort because of how their adult teeth are growing in, or you might be worried that they still haven’t lost their first tooth by the usual age. While these questions aren’t exactly of an urgent nature, they’re still really important and ought to be taken seriously. A dentist will be able to assess the situation and make recommendations for treatment if any are required.

Doing your best

No one ever said that raising kids is easy, but keep in mind that it’s almost impossible to prevent occasional injuries to your kids’ teeth from sports or day-to-day play. For those times when your kids need to see an Calgary dentist immediately, we offer extended hours and a large staff that’s able to accommodate every schedule.

The Dentists At Richmond are always accepting new patients at our Calgary dental clinic. Call us if you have a dental emergency or to book an appointment for a checkup. We are also available for last-minute appointments. We believe there’s no reason for children to fear the dentist, and it’s our goal to help them in the safest and most pain-free way possible.

Emergency Dentist Appointments Available

Emergency Dentist Appointments Available

We’ve all been there before. One of our teeth hurts, but the pain is mild enough that it can be ignored. It hurts to brush that side of our mouth, and it hurts to eat or drink certain foods, but we think it’ll go away eventually. All of a sudden, the pain becomes unbearable, but between work and life, you just don’t have time to see a doctor. Right?

Why it’s better to get treated sooner, rather than later

The human body – especially the human mouth – is a strange and fascinating system of moving parts. When we feel pain in certain parts of our body, there’s a strong possibility that we will feel relief within days. Other pains take weeks to heal, while other pains still merely require quick medical attention to eliminate. When we get hurt, one of our default reactions is to simply wait out the pain, but as our doctors tell us, it’s always better to get treated sooner rather than later.

Sometimes, accidents happen

We’re tired in the morning, so we open the bathroom cabinet and chip a tooth. Our friends throw a ball too hard, and it knocks a tooth out of place. Out of nowhere, we realize that it hurts to drink hot cider, or cold ice cream, and we realize we need a root canal. Life sometimes throws us unexpected curve balls.

Emergency Services at The Dentists at Richmond

We never know when something minor will turn into something major. We don’t know when that small pin-prick in the back of our mouths will turn into an inability to eat solid foods or drink anything colder than room temperature water. When that pain becomes unmanageable, or when you do have a chipped, broken, or loose tooth, we, at the Dentists at Richmond, can be there for you.

We know that unexpected medical necessities are aggravating, especially when there’s a worry about being late to an appointment or not having time in our schedules for a visit. Thanks to our extended hours, and our large dental staff, we can easily accommodate emergency patients. Thanks to our talented staff, we can also normally help our patients in one appointment. For anything else, we can work around your schedule to make sure your dental needs are soothed as soon as possible.

If you’re in pain, if you need relief, and if you need it right away, visit us in Calgary, or call us at 403-246-2131. Our clinic is open until 8:00 p.m., and we even offer Saturday appointments so you can plan a visit for the weekend.

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Looking For a New Dental Clinic in Calgary?

Are you looking for a dental clinic in the Calgary area? Located in North Calgary, The Dentists at Richmond combine knowledge, friendliness and expertise to help you feel truly confident in the health and appearance of your smile.

Communicate your dental needs clearly

Entrust your mouth to a versatile team of dental professionals from around the world. Between all of us here at Richmond, we speak 11 languages – this puts us in a perfect position to welcome patients of all ages and cultures.

In addition to our team of hygienists and dental assistants, we have eight dedicated dentists to help you keep the health of your teeth and gums in check. This means there is always someone available to meet your needs, whether it’s for a semi-annual cleaning, routine filling, or emergency root canal.

A warm, empathetic team you can trust

Even if you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, our compassionate team can help you get back to optimal oral health. And if you have an important decision to make regarding an emergency root canal, tooth extraction, or dental procedure that isn’t covered by insurance, we’ll be more than happy to help you make the decision that’s right for you.

At Richmond, we care about more than just your teeth!

Routine dental exams aren’t just about checking for cavities. When you come in for a checkup, we’ll examine your whole head, including your neck, throat, and mouth tissue. Semi-annual checkups also include x-rays, dental scaling, teeth polishing, and flossing. And because we want to make sure that you’re taking great care of your mouth, we’ll also go over your basic oral hygiene routine with you, just to make sure you’re doing it right at home.

Feel good about your smile

Is your smile not what it used to be? Whether you’re looking to straighten, whiten, or restore your teeth, we offer a wide array of general and cosmetic dentistry services to help you to look and feel your best. There is nothing we love more than seeing you leave our offices with a bright and healthy smile.

Same-day appointments available

If you’re seeking a dental clinic in Calgary that is staffed by a team of dental experts that really care, give us a call. The Dentists at Richmond will be happy to consult with you to help you achieve the smile you truly deserve.