Dental emergencies are hard to plan for, but we receive calls every week from patients needing to be seen right away. Because of this, we leave openings in our schedule every day to allow for dental emergencies to be addressed. A dental emergency may occur from a broken tooth, severe toothache, missing crown, sports injury or many other reasons. Whatever the issue, we will get you scheduled as soon as possible to address your pain and provide treatment.
If you are experiencing a toothache, the following may relieve some discomfort while waiting to be seen by your dentist:
- A cold compress applied to the outside of the mouth if swollen.
- Ibuprofen may be recommended to reduce swelling.
- Flossing around the area of pain may loosen any food that is causing pain between teeth.
- Rinsing with saltwater may help with infection.
Ultimately, calling your dentist is the best thing to do when dealing with a dental emergency. Oftentimes dental pain can worsen, or emergencies can become more severe if treatment is delayed. Avoiding your dentist is the worst thing for your smile! If you are concerned about costs, we offer many finance options to accommodate dental emergencies and allow you to receive same-day treatment.
If you are faced with a dental emergency in Cook County, call us right away! We will work you into our schedule as soon as we can to rid your pain and treat your emergency.