Whether it comes in the form of dental pain, a lost crown, or a traumatized tooth, dental emergencies are inconvenient, and sometimes scary. We understand this at Countryside Dental, and please know that Dr. Natalya and her team are here to support you. We offer convenient office hours and keep time in our schedule to accommodate our emergency patients with same day dentistry if it’s needed.
Understanding how to manage an emergency situation can also make it less stressful, so here are a few helpful tips on what you can do if you are having a dental emergency until you can get our office.
Handling Dental Emergencies
Soft tissue trauma: Injuries to cheeks, lips, gums, or your tongue tend to bleed a lot. Your first job is to stop the bleeding by applying light pressure with a cold compress. Next, contact our office for further assessment and instructions.
Lost restorations: Older fillings and crowns may break or fall out in some cases. If this happens, your tooth may experience sensitivity, or the remaining structure of your restoration might feel uncomfortable to your tongue or soft tissues. Contact our office as soon as possible so we can repair or replace the affected restoration.
Chipped or broken teeth: A broken tooth will need to be repaired right away in order to protect your tooth. If your tooth is chipped, you might not need immediate attention, but should contact our office as soon as possible as it may start to irritate your soft tissues.
A knocked-out tooth: If you have a tooth that is knocked out, you need to get to our office quickly. It’s important to transport your tooth carefully and try not to handle it too much. Place it back in its socket if you can, if not, use milk to transport it. This keeps the cells moist and alive.
Dental pain: If you are suffering from dental pain or a toothache, please contact our office right away. Severe pain in your tooth often indicates an infection, which will require root canal therapy. Please don’t wait to seek help thinking your tooth will improve because a dental infection will not go away without treatment, and it can affect other teeth if it’s left untreated.
Contact Countryside Dental
If you are unsure that your situation is an emergency, we are always happy to give you guidance over the phone. We would much rather our patients contact us right away if there is any question about their teeth or oral health.
Don’t hesitate to call your Buffalo Grove emergency dentist right away if you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency. Dr. Natalya and her team will have you feeling comfortable again in no time!