Dental emergencies can occur when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loosened, or is knocked out completely. Dental crowns sometimes come off of teeth without notice, or your lips, gums, or cheeks can be cut. By contacting your dentist and going to receive an emergency procedure within the first hour, you can significantly in increase your chances of saving your tooth.
What Qualifies As A Dental Emergency?
Several factors can create the need for an emergency repair; however, if you have a tooth knocked out or pushed out of position, a fractured tooth, or injured tissue of the mouth, then an emergency appointment may be necessary. You should also contact your dentist as soon as possible if you have an oral injury that is painful.
What Can Happen If I Don't Get It Fixed?
Dental emergencies, like other adverse and sudden medical conditions, should never be ignored. It is highly recommended to consult a dental professional in our office once bleeding, swelling, or any other painful sensations occur.
What Options Are Available?
Anything can happen in a dental emergency. Depending on the situation, your dentist can provide the following emergency procedures:
When seeking Emergency Dental treatment, be certain to bring with you any part of your teeth that have broken off. Having those fractures on hand can greatly assist in our providing effective temporary and permanent emergency dental repair.
What Is The Recovery Time?
Recovery time is dependent on the severity of the emergency and treatments. For any future dental emergencies, it is recommended to pack an emergency dental care kit that includes the following:
Dental emergencies can easily be avoided by taking simple precautions, such as wearing a protective mouthguard during sports activities to prevent teeth from being fractured or knocked out and avoiding eating hard foods that may crack or break your teeth.
If you have a dental emergency, please call our offices in Elmwood Park, IL at (312) 757-6434 to schedule an appointment online.