Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

In a perfect world, all dentistry is preventative and our patients never have to experience dental trauma. Unfortunately, this is not the case. When an accident happens, or you find yourself trying to live with extreme dental pain—you need to visit an emergency dentist in Chicago, Il. If you are in severe pain or are at risk to lose a tooth, please make a same-day appointment for emergency attention.

At Chicago Dental Arts, we are qualified and prepared to help patients in emergency situations, even during COVID-19. We are meticulous about our sanitizing protocol and our patients can trust that we will do everything possible to treat their emergency while keeping them safe.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency includes any type of tooth and gum-related issue that simply can not wait for next-day attention. Some individuals will seek out emergency dental services after being injured in an unfortunate accident; in other cases, a call will come in from someone who has been experiencing slow-building pain that has become unbearable. If you need help, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our emergency dentist in Chicago, Il.

Common Dental Emergencies

A Knocked-out Tooth

Also called an avulsion, a lost tooth is not a lost cause. In some cases, a knocked-out tooth can be saved with swift emergency dental care. Be careful when handling the tooth to only pick it up by the crown and not the root. You should rinse it in water without scrubbing it and try to re-insert it into its socket; if this can’t be done, contain it in a container of milk on your way to the dentist.

Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth

Dental traumas such as these can be very painful. If this happens to you, you may not be able to wait long, much less overnight, to see a dentist who can help. In the interim, applying a cold compress to your face in the affected area may help manage inevitable swelling. It’s also important that you choose acetaminophen over other types of pain medicine and avoid numbing gels.

Dental Abscess

If you are experiencing a severe, throbbing toothache, temperature sensitivity, swelling, and/or a fever—you may have a dental abscess. A dental abscess may be visible to you in the mirror and appear as an irritated bump on your gums. It’s very important to take this condition seriously, as it can be potentially life threatening should the infection be allowed to spread.

Contact Us

Please do not needlessly suffer while our trained and compassionate staff stands by ready to help. Having practiced for over two decades, we take our commitment to the Chicagoland communities we serve very seriously. Don’t delay, reach out today for emergency assistance.

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