Dental Emergencies Accepted at Lethbridge’s Absolute Dental

Absolute Dental understands that emergencies happen and often at the most inconvenient of times. Dr. Linh Le, Dr. Cole Nelson and the team at Absolute Dental do their best to accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible, if not the same day, depending on the complexity of the situation. We are here to alleviate pain and further restore the function of your teeth. Common dental emergencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • Toothaches, abscesses and infections
  • Trauma
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you find that you have a dental emergency, please call Absolute Dental in Lethbridge. We will do our best to schedule an emergency appointment for you.

Root Canal Treatment

A tooth can become injured in an accident or experience extreme sensitivity due to chips, cracks and everyday wear. It can also become infected through a fracture or deep cavity, further exposing the tooth to the bacteria in our mouth, and it is no longer able to repair itself on its own. In some circumstances, an unexplained abscess or infection can develop. If left untreated, the surrounding tissues and bone also become infected and cause further pain. The tooth can ultimately become lost and an extraction recommended.

Root canal treatment is a routine and common procedure. It involves removal of the nerve(s), disinfection and further filling of the canals, placement of a filling and/or a crown. A crown is generally indicated, as a root canal removes the nerve and blood supply, making the tooth itself more brittle and prone to fracture.

What are some indications for an extraction?

  • When baby teeth don’t fall out
  • When there is extensive damage to the tooth due to trauma or decay
  • In preparation for partial or full dentures
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment in the situation of crowding or extra teeth that are preventing the growth and eruption of other teeth
  • In the case of an infection or abscess
  • When periodontal disease has caused the loosening and ultimate loss of teeth

To learn more about the procedure, schedule an appointment with us today.

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