Wood Dale dental is the place to go for professional and quick emergency care. Dental emergencies can often be painful and frustrating. Trying to get in to see a dentist in these cases can be tough, but at Wood Dale Dental we will get you in for the immediate care you need. Whether damaged in an accident or biting down on a hard object, our office is here for you.
Do you have a dental emergency and not sure what to do?
Tooth Knocked Out
In this case seeing a dentist right away is important if there is a possibility of saving the tooth. If you or your child got a tooth knocked out of your mouth, you should seek help within the hour. After a tooth is out of its socket for more than an hour, damage can be done to the nerves, tissues, and blood vessels.
Problems with filling or crown
When you lose a filling, the dentist will check for decay and remove the decay if necessary. You will then need a new filling. When you lose a filling, it can make your tooth very sensitive to extreme temperatures. If you have lost a crown it is important to make a dental appointment right away. Put the crown in a safe place. Typically, when a crown falls out it is due to decay, which may have changed the shape of your tooth.
Cracked a tooth
Accidents happen. Chewing hard candy or grinding your teeth can lead to a cracked tooth. In order to determine the severity of the crack, it is important to get in as soon as you can especially if it is causing you a lot of pain and discomfort. A crack in the tooth becomes particularly detrimental when the crack goes into the root of the tooth. At that point, you will want to see a dentist as soon as possible. Avoid chewing in the area of the crack until you see a dentist and they can further instruct you on how to fix it.
Wood Dale Dental is here for your dental emergencies. Our patients are our first priority and we will be here for you if an accident happens. For dental emergencies that happen after business hours, give us a call and our office voicemail will give you instructions on how to get in contact with a dentist. If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies, don’t hesitate to contact us at (630) 426-7652.