Emergency Dental


Toothache? Broken Tooth? Dental emergencies come when you least expect them, but don’t worry! Our SW Calgary Dentists are here for you!

Things we consider a Dental Emergency

Dental Tooth Pain can be caused by:

  • Dental trauma (tooth damaged from being hit)
  • Acute infection/inflammation in your teeth or gums
  • A broken tooth
  • A broken part of an appliance (ie. denture, ortho wires) that may be hurting your soft tissue
  • Clenching or grinding your teeth

You can still have an emergency even if you are not experiencing pain:

  • Broken or chipped tooth that disrupts chewing function or is aesthetically unpleasing
  • If one or more of your Invisalign attachments have come off
  • If one of your Invisalign aligners stopped seating all of a sudden
The head of a dental x-ray machine used at Glenbrook Dental to quickly diagnose issues during a dental emergency

Regardless of the nature of the emergency we are more than happy to see you as soon as possible in order to properly assess, diagnose and treat your problem. Our primary goal will always be to get you out of pain and we strive to provide same day treatment if possible.

If you require a more involved procedure like a root canal or a new crown then we may need to complete your treatment at a subsequent appointment

A Typical Emergency Appointment at Glenbrook Dental


We will take necessary diagnostic x-rays of the affected areas.


A thorough extraoral and intraoral examination of the area of concern will be performed.


Other diagnostic tests may be done. These are to check your:
  • gum health
  • nerve health
  • tooth health


We will then review the available treatment options with you and together determine the best course of action moving forward.


If needed, you may be prescribed medication to manage the pain or infection that may be present.


Before you leave you will have had your concerns addressed or will have a clear picture of how your care will proceed from this visit.

​If you are experiencing a dental emergency please contact us now.