One of the most common services we offer is emergency dental treatment. We understand that dental emergencies can be scary, painful, and confusing. That’s why we do everything we can to get you comfortable so that you can feel confident about what steps to take next.
Family Dentist Bells Corners offers comprehensive family and emergency dentistry for all ages. Our experienced provider will work quickly to get you out of pain, comfortable, and discuss what options there are to save your tooth.
If you’re in pain or have an emergency situation that’s preventing you from going to work or school, you need same-day attention.
On the other hand, if you have a situation that isn’t interfering with your daily activities but still bothers you, plan to book an appointment at your earliest convenience. In the meantime, be sure to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth to prevent any pressure on that tooth.
Do not attempt to repair any broken dental work. Harsh chemicals or hot temperatures can permanently damage dental prosthetics and cause additional tooth damage. If your restoration feels loose, do not attempt to remove it. Avoid applying any pressure to that area.
Our top priority is getting you out of pain. Whether you can’t eat or there’s an embarrassing situation preventing you from talking around other people, emergency dentistry comes in all shapes and sizes. It might be that you have a severe infection that needs medication or there’s a broken tooth with moments left to save.
Depending on the type of dental emergency you’re experiencing, most are best treated within the first hour. Or two hours, at the most. Especially if it’s a broken or knocked-out tooth. The more quickly you get access to professional dental care, the more likely you’ll be able to save your smile.
Call our emergency dentist if you are experiencing:
If you cannot go about your normal activities, you need to see an emergency dentist. In the meantime, an over-the-counter pain medication may help as well as a cool compress to help reduce swelling. Any fractured or knocked-out teeth should be placed in a sealed container and completely immersed in saline or milk. The more quickly we’re able to see you, the better chance there is to reattach the tooth.
Some of the most frequent dental emergencies we see are related to active infections or cavities that have been left untreated. Unfortunately, tooth decay will often continue to progress if it isn’t intercepted early on. So, what might be a small cavity now could be an abscessed tooth several months later.