Emergency Dental Care in Oswego, IL & Bloomingdale, IL
Our Emergency Dental Care
Nobody can plan for an emergency. Unfortunately, emergencies happen. Perhaps you experience an extreme toothache on the weekend, or a crown falls out. In case of emergency, we have staff members on call so we can provide the help you need.
When you call us over the weekend and indicate you have an emergency, a doctor is available to get you the care you need. If your emergency happens during our office hours we will do whatever we can to get you on our schedule, and out of pain. We don’t want you to suffer!
While you are headed in to have the dentist take a look at the tooth, it is recommended that you take a pain relief medicine such as Tylenol or ibuprofen. Remember that this is a temporary pain reliever and you still need to have the took inspected by a dentist.
If a permanent tooth has been moved out of its normal position, a cold compress can be applied to the outside of cheek. If there is also pain, take a pain relief medication to temporarily relieve it.
Knocked Out Tooth
The most important thing you can do when a tooth gets knocked out is to only pick the tooth up by the crown, and avoid touching the roots. Lightly clean the tooth with warm water. To preserve the tooth, place it in a small container of milk or keep it inside the cheek. Both of these methods will keep the tooth viable longer in hopes that the dentist will be able to set the tooth back in the socket.
For other injuries such as a broken or cracked tooth, a lost filling or lost crown, it is important to keep the area clean by rinsing with warm salt water. Always treat each emergency with the utmost importance and be sure to give us a call with any questions.