Emergency Dental Services FAQs

Dental emergencies can be frightening. Where do you go? Who should you call? An emergency dentist in Chicago is your best bet. That said, if you can’t find a dentist in Chicago, or all the offices are closed, you should go to the emergency room if you’re experiencing severe pain or you’re bleeding and can’t stop it. Still, even with that rule of thumb, you may have questions about dental emergencies.

To help answer any questions you may have, we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions related to dental emergencies and emergency dentists.

What Should I Do About a Chipped or Broken Tooth?

If you’ve chipped or broken your tooth, you need to get to a dentist as soon as possible. If you can’t get to your dentist the same day, it may still be okay to wait a day unless you are in unbearable pain or there is a lot of bleeding. If you can, call an emergency dentist as soon as you can.

Is an Object Stuck in My Teeth a Dental Emergency?

It depends. If you’ve tried using dental floss to slowly and gently remove the object and it hasn’t worked, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. And if you can’t get the object out with dental floss, don’t try to use something sharp to remove it. You could easily hurt yourself.

My Tooth is Aching, What Do I Do?

Toothaches vary in intensity. You may be able to soothe the pain with an over-the-counter medication like Aspirin. Or you may simply need to floss and brush your teeth to get rid of any leftover food still in your teeth. If, however, the toothache is very severe and persists without letting up, you should call your dentist right away.

What Should I Do If My Tooth Was Knocked Out?

The most important thing to do is to call an emergency dentist in Chicago as soon as possible and to be very careful with the tooth itself. Keep the tooth wet and avoid touching it as much as you can so you don’t damage the root of the tooth.

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Are you facing a dental emergency? Give our office a call right away at (773)278-6622. Under our careful hands, you can rest assured that everything will be handled quickly and completely.

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