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When to See an Emergency Dentist

Published on January 28th, 2019

As an emergency dentist in South Loop, we understand that not all dental emergencies occur during business hours. It can be difficult to determine if you have a dental emergency or if you instead have a problem that can wait to be addressed. Here are some general guidelines that signify whether or not you need to visit an emergency dentist.

You Broke Your Jaw

Ouch! Broken jaws require immediate dental attention. You’ll want to apply an ice pack directly onto your face to help start the healing process. Make sure to grab an ice pack before leaving for the dentist!

You Chipped or Cracked a Tooth

Chipped or cracked teeth can be extremely painful, especially if the break or crack is severe. Once you notice a tooth has been damaged, rinse your mouth gently with warm water followed by applying a cold compress onto your face. If you are able to find the fragment of your tooth that was knocked out, make sure to wrap it in a wet towel and bring it in with you to the dentist.

Your Tooth Fell Out

You may find that your tooth has fallen out completely. If it is possible, try to gently place the tooth back into its socket by using a clean washcloth. If there are tissues attached to the tooth, make sure to keep them attached. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, keep in moist by holding it under your tongue or placing it in milk.

A general rule of thumb when determining whether or not to see our emergency dentist in South Loop is assessing your pain level. If you cannot wait until our normal hours, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an emergency appointment.

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