What Counts As A Dental Emergency During COVID-19?

what counts as a dental emergency during covid-19

The last few weeks have been a troubling and unprecedented time for all of us, as we all continue to take new steps to keep our community safe and healthy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s affected us all in our day to day lives, and it’s made even doing basic things like accessing dental care more difficult.

Today’s blog post is aimed at helping our patients and the NW Calgary community to better understand what does and what doesn’t qualify as a dental emergency during this time of reduced dental services.


An Important Note On Emergency Dental Care in NW Calgary

Although our practice remains closed to non-essential dental treatments during this time, we are committed to providing fast, effective emergency dental treatment to our community.

If you have a dental emergency which requires urgent dental attention, call our office today at 403 244 2273 to make a same-day appointment to see one of our experienced and highly trained team.


What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any issue which is causing you severe pain, bleeding, is the result of trauma, or has the potential to result in your condition worsening if left untreated.

Some examples of conditions that may qualify as a dental emergency include:


Cracked or Broken Teeth

If an accident or incident has left you with cracked, broken or otherwise damaged teeth, contact Rocky Ridge Dental today for fast and effective relief from pain and discomfort.

Our emergency dental care services remain available and our team is ready to help.



In some cases, if damaged or impacted teeth are causing you pain, a dental extraction could be needed.

Don’t put off seeking emergency medical treatment if you think you may be in need of a dental extraction. The longer you wait, the more pain you will likely be in. You can make a same day emergency dental appointment with us here at Rocky Ridge Dental today by calling 403 244 2273.


Tooth Pain Relief

Severe tooth pain can be excruciating.

If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort in your mouth, don’t wait until it gets worse. Make an appointment to see a dental specialist as soon as possible.


Broken Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures

Not all dental treatments will last a lifetime. Sometimes, crowns, bridges or dentures break and occasionally fillings fall out.

Getting them treated and replaced quickly and promptly is the key to preventing further damage to the affected teeth.


Emergency Dental Care Costs

If you’re worried about the cost of receiving emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recently published a post outlining all of our flexible payment and financing options which patients may find useful.

As always, the team here at Rocky Ridge Dental remains committed to helping our patients and our local community to access the dental treatments they need at a cost they can afford. At times like these when all of our finances are already strained, we want to help our patients understand their dental cost options fully and you can read more on our recent blog post at the link above.


Caring For Our Community

During this difficult time, we at Rocky Ridge Dental want to let our patients know that we’re here for you. Our already stringent cleaning and hygiene practices have been even further extended, and we are committed to providing a clean and safe practice for you. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please give us a call to arrange a same-day appointment for your urgent dental needs.


Book and appointment or speak with one of our dental professionals at the Rocky Ridge dental office by calling us at (403) 244 2273.


For additional information on COVID-19 related news, you can visit the Canadian Dental Association website.


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