At Kingsview Dental Calgary, as a Dentist, we offer this advice: if it hurts, it requires emergency dentistry. This is because even injuries that seem small or superficial can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. We care about our patients and want to make sure we are available to help you with any emergency dentistry issues you may be experiencing.
Even if you aren’t in much pain, any structural damage to a tooth — from a sports injury, for example — should be considered an emergency. Chips or fractures can affect the living tissue inside the tooth, causing more problems in the future.
The same is true of a lost filling or crown. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the tooth has lost its support and it could easily become weaker. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment. If you see your dentist right away, there’s a good chance they will be able to repair the damage with minimal treatment.