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Common Dental Emergencies
Soft Tissue Injuries
Broken or Chipped Teeth
Object Stuck in Teeth
24 Hour Emergency Dentist Chicago
If you’re here because you’re in any level of oral pain and are seeking help as soon as you can get it, you’ve landed in the right place for a Saturday or Sunday emergency dentist Chicago. At Emergency Dentist 24/7, we’ve helped patients just like you get immediate help for whatever dental problem, whether it’s an emergency or not, straight away.
Thanks to our network of local emergency dentistry Chicago offices, which include dentists open on Saturdays & Sundays in Chicago offering both regular and emergency services, we are able to point patients in the right direction. Because we operate on a 24-hour basis, patients are able to have appointments booked in their name and ready to go no matter what time of day, or night, it is.
What to Bring for Your Chicago Emergency Dental Visit
Because emergency dental offices are similar to regular dental offices, you should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to make sure you have enough time to fill out paperwork. You can also use this chunk of time to have any questions you have answered, as well.
If you have any recent dental records available, such as your dental records, x-rays, etc., you should definitely be bringing those with you. Your emergency dentist will thank you!
Before you leave for your appointment, calling ahead to see whether or not your insurance, if you have any, will be accepted is a good idea. If your insurance is not accepted, or you don’t currently have any insurance, find out how much the procedure will cost, or a ballpark price.
If you are currently taking any medications or have allergies, make sure that you make a list of either or both. It’s very important that your emergency dentist knows about these categories to ensure that nothing they use, such as a local anesthetic, will cause a reaction.
Emergency dentists want you to be just as comfortable as your regular dentist. If you have any anxieties, which are extremely common, by the way, make sure you make them known to him or her. Their team will never do anything you’re uncomfortable with, so there is no need to worry on your part.
Same Day Denture Repair in Chicago
It can be difficult to track down same day denture repair in Chicago, not to mention emergency denture repair Chicago. We’ve officially eliminated the need for multiple appointments and the struggle involved with getting your dentures fixed, however. Because we now have emergency dentists who work alongside denture lab technicians to our emergency network, you don’t need to have us book multiple appointments for you. You can have your dentures repaired or be fitted for new ones all during the same, single appointment.
The Most Common Saturday & Sunday Chicago Dental Emergencies
More often than not, a dental emergency will happen during the worst possible time, especially during the middle of the night. Unfortunately, they occur most often when regular dentists have closed up shop and are not available.
While some problems make themselves known immediately as they occur, some of them you won’t even notice straight away. Unfortunately, the ones you tend to not notice until it’s too late have been there for quite some time as an underlying dental problem that you’ve never noticed before. Patients don’t typically realize what’s going on until the pain starts, turning an invisible dental problem into a full-blown emergency.
A couple of prime examples of the most common dental emergencies that fit the bill we just spoke about are soft-tissue problems, lost fillings, and loose braces. Keep in mind, however, that these are some of the more minor emergencies.
Abscesses, knocked out teeth, and severe or unbearable toothaches are all examples of major dental emergencies that can have you gripping the edge of your seat, hoping and praying for relief as soon as possible.
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Emergency Room vs Emergency Dentist
It’s crucial to know where you need to go once you’re in the midst of an emergency, especially if it has to do with your oral health.
Our major piece of advice is that if you have experienced any form of head trauma, you must seek help at your local emergency room as soon as possible. If you are unable to get there on your own, call 911 immediately.
Oral infections, such as an abscessed tooth, for example, are both time-sensitive and life-threatening dental emergencies. You can develop an abscess from something as simple as a tooth that fractured in a spot where your toothbrush cannot reach.
An oral abscess does not look or feel all that pretty, though thankfully they are easy to spot. If you look close enough using a compact mirror at home, make sure you look for something that resembles a pimple anywhere in your mouth.
Oral abscesses tend to gradually spread throughout the roots of your teeth and directly into the tissue surrounding each tooth, depending on how far along the infection is. It creates a tunnel through said tissue and bone to let the pus drain. This is why it looks like a pimple.
Unfortunately, oral abscesses, as we mentioned, are life-threatening and a time-sensitive issue. Like with any other bodily infection, your chances of blood poisoning are very high. If the infection is left untreated long enough, you’re no doubt going to face oral damage and a blood infection that may kill you.
Lost Filling or Crown
If you’ve ever badly damaged a tooth in the past, you know that your dentist will use a filling or a crown to restore that tooth to the best of their ability. This can be said for extreme cavities, as well. However, fillings and crowns don’t always last forever, and they can fall out sometimes.
If your filling or crown has come out, don’t panic. If you can find the filling or the crown, make sure you grab it, rinse it, and keep it safe somewhere so you can give it to your emergency dentist when you go for your appointment.
There are temporary filling solutions you can use, such as dental cement, for a short fix until you can get to your appointment. If your filling or crown was a large one, it’s very important you cover it any way you can. This is because the hole in your tooth may be close to the root and the nerves, which can become damaged if they are left uncovered for too long.
Emergency Tooth Extractions
Above all else, emergency tooth extractions are one of the most common dental emergencies that emergency dentists in Chicago have to face, almost on a daily basis. Don’t worry, though, not all dental emergencies will lead to having a tooth pulled!
Even though your emergency dentist will do everything they possibly can to try and not have to pull a tooth, sometimes doing so is the only solution to the problem you’re facing.
For example, if you have an unbearable toothache that has been caused by a tooth so riddled with cavities that it cannot be saved, your emergency dentist will opt to pull it out. Another example is if you’ve had some form of an accident and the majority of a certain tooth has completely shattered, with only a small amount of the tooth left close to the gum.
The process of extracting a tooth, though it may seem scary, is actually very simple. Once that area of your mouth is completely numb to ensure that you can’t feel anything, your dentist will cut away the bone tissue after going into the gums. This is where the tooth is covered and you’re unable to see it. From there, using a pair of forceps, your dentist will grasp the tooth, gently rock it to loosen it from the ligaments and jaw bone, and it should pop right out. If it doesn’t, your dentist will break the tooth up and remove it in fragments.
Once your tooth extraction is completed, your dentist will give you all the information you’ll need to make sure that you’re taking proper care of the extraction site will you’re at home. If you follow his or her instructions to the letter, your healing time should be as minimal as possible.
Going to the Emergency Room vs Seeing a Chicago Emergency Dentist
Emergency rooms at local hospitals are generally not equipped to deal with every dental emergency that occurs, especially when it comes to saving your teeth. Emergency dentists, however, are fully equipped to deal with every type of oral emergency you could throw their way.
Unfortunately, emergency dentists are not the best people for pain management and trauma, while emergency rooms are, but if it’s trauma to your mouth that a dentist can handle, you’re better off visiting them straight away.
Because emergency dentists operate like regular dentists, they are your best bet to take care of your teeth immediately.
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