Emergency Dentistry

Do You Have Tooth Pain?

By the time dental conditions cause pain, they are typically well-advanced and require professional treatment. Our gentle dentists are here to help.

Emergency Dentistry

Do You Have Tooth Pain?

By the time dental conditions cause pain, they are typically well-advanced and require professional treatment. Our gentle dentists are here to help.

Are Painful Teeth Keeping You Awake at Night?

Emergency Dentistry in South Calgary, AB

Tooth pain is an indication that something is wrong with your oral health.

Any time you develop a toothache or feel extreme sensitivity, it’s time for a visit to your emergency Legacy dentist. If you do not have a regular family dentist, feel free to give us a call. We welcome new patients on an emergency basis and strive to provide prompt treatment – typically on the same day.

How to Know if You Have a Dental Emergency

Common dental emergencies we treat include:

  • Broken teeth and crowns
  • Knocked-out teeth (avulsed teeth)
  • Dislodged or loosened teeth
  • Damaged dentures and partial dentures
  • Painful, bleeding gums
  • Inflammation
  • Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Sporting or auto accidents

If you notice a change in your oral health and feel unsure whether you have a real dental emergency, contact Legacy Dental Care and our team will help you determine if an immediate dental appointment is necessary.

Treating a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have a knocked-out tooth, handle the tooth by the crown and avoid the root. Try putting it back in place and holding it there with a clean cloth or gauze. If replacing the tooth is impossible, keep the tooth moist in a small amount of water or saliva.

We will need to see you right away. We can often save a knocked-out tooth, but seeking immediate treatment is crucial.

Managing Painful Oral Conditions

If you experience swelling or pain, an ice pack will sometimes provide relief. Hold the ice pack on the affected area outside of your cheek or jaw. You can also take a pain reliever approved by your doctor until one of our dentists can see you.

Preparing for Your Emergency Dental Appointment

When you contact our dental clinic, our front office team will ask a few necessary questions so that we can be prepared for your arrival. If you are new to the practice, please bring your dental benefits card for billing purposes. We follow the Alberta fee guide and will estimate the cost of your emergency exam.

When you arrive, we will follow these steps:

  • Update patient information and medical history
  • Take diagnostic x-rays
  • Perform additional tests for diagnosis
  • Provide treatment recommendations 
  • Provide palliative care

In many cases, we can complete your treatment in a single visit. For more complex procedures, like root canal treatment, a follow-up appointment might be necessary. Regardless, you will leave our dental office with answers regarding your condition and a plan to restore your health.

Your Emergency Dentists in the Legacy Community

We welcome emergency patients from Calgary, Silverado, Chaparral, Walden, and the surrounding areas at our Calgary dental clinic. Call us at the first sign of trouble, and we will arrange treatment to have you feeling like yourself again as quickly as possible.


General Dentist Dr. Elisha Chapman, DDS
Dr. Elisha Chapman DDS

Dr. Elisha Chapman was born and raised in Calgary. She obtained her Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Calgary and went on to the University of Alberta where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since graduating in 2015, Dr. Chapman moved back home to Calgary and has practiced here ever since.

On a daily basis Dr. Elisha finds general dentistry fairly enjoyable; taking the time to meet and connect with patients is one of her favourite parts. Clinically, she has taken a strong …

Do You Need an Emergency Dentist in Legacy?


Dental emergencies are scary, but they do happen. The first thing to remember is not to panic. We recommend that you call our Calgary, AB dental clinic immediately, and our experienced team can help you decide on the best next steps.

Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies

  • If you have knocked out a tooth, keep it moist until you can get to our office. Try to put it back into the socket if you can. It’s imperative to get to the dentist soon if there is going to be any chance of saving the tooth.
  • If you have a toothache, you might need to come in immediately, depending on its severity. When toothaches go from bad to unbearable, you might have a tooth infection that needs a root canal.
  • If you have suffered any type of trauma and your teeth have been loosened, you need to call immediately. When the trauma is because of a blow to the head or an automobile accident, you should go straight to the emergency room and call us from there.
  • If you have broken a tooth, this is probably an immediate dental emergency. Contact us right away for an assessment.

Contact Our South CalgaryDental Clinic

If you are ever unsure of your situation, just give our dental office a call!


 Emergency Dentistry