The best way to handle a dental emergency is to remain calm and call your dentist. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us right away at (773) 538-6191.
The dentists at our practice can perform most treatments on the same day, but some emergencies will need to be handled as soon as possible. If your tooth is broken, chipped, or lost, a dental crown or bridge can repair the damage and preserve the tooth. The sooner you call your emergency dentist, the better.
Knocked out tooth
If you have lost a permanent tooth, the following steps will help with the next steps of handling the situation.
First, find the tooth. Sometimes, this will be easy and straightforward. Other times, it may be challenging. If the tooth is dirty, hold it by the top or crown, not the root.
Next, rinse the tooth gently in the water. Do not use soap or scrub the tooth. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket. If it will not go back in place, or can't be done, place the tooth in a container of milk, saline, or saliva.
Sometimes, a tooth will become broken or cracked from biting on hard food or from an accident. In these cases, it's important to see your dentist as soon as possible. The sooner your tooth is repaired, the better chance you have of saving your tooth.
If a tooth becomes broken, it's more likely to become infected. Your dentist may need to repair the tooth with a crown, root canal, or other procedure. It's always better to prevent a dental problem than to have to fix it.
Loose crown or filling
If you have an emergency dental situation arise and need dental work completed the same day, don't hesitate to call us. Our dentists are here when you need us.
Chipped tooth, and more!
In addition to repairing broken or chipped teeth, your dentist can also fix teeth that have cracks or decay. Teeth that have been damaged or worn down over time can also benefit from restorative dentistry.
Damaged teeth can be repaired with dental crowns. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed on top of natural teeth. They cover the entire tooth, protecting it and restoring its appearance. Crowns are custom made in a dental lab from impressions taken by a dentist and serve as a long-lasting solution for damaged teeth.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.