Skokie Emergency Dentists

If you suspect you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our experienced emergency dentist in Skokie, IL at 847.676.3500.

How Do I Know If I Am Experiencing A Dental Emergency?

We know that dental emergencies can happen to any patient. It is important to know what to do in the event of a dental emergency to reduce your risk of tooth loss or other complications to your gums and teeth.

We provide convenient office hours and emergency appointments for those in need. Our experienced team of dentists can assess your needs and create a treatment plan that restores health and function to your smile. If you are unsure if you are experiencing a dental emergency, we recommend you contact our office right away. Our team can assist you and your time of need and walk you through the next steps.

In the meantime, if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, be sure to contact our office as soon as possible.

  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Lost or damaged dental restoration
  • Dental infection

What do I do if my tooth got knocked out?

For a knocked out tooth, it is important to try and get to a dentist right away. Always hold the tooth by the crown, that’s the part that you see when you smile, and avoid touching the root. You can rinse the tooth with water if it’s dirty, but don’t remove any pieces of attached tissue. When possible place the fallen tooth between your cheek and gum, or in milk, until you reach the dentist office. Keeping the tooth moist is very important. Call our office as soon as you can.

What if my tooth broke or gets chipped?

If you have a broken tooth, clean the tooth and contact the dentist office right away. In some cases we can repair the tooth using dental bonding, which is a tooth-colored resin. In other cases, we may use a porcelain veneer or tooth crown to repair the broken tooth. If you are in pain, the tooth root is likely exposed. We will need to preform a root canal to save your tooth.

Emergency Dental Services

At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we commit to providing high-quality solutions for your dental needs. We work closely with our patients to determine which treatments are right for them. It is important to know where to go if you experience a dental emergency. A dental emergency can happen at any time and it is important that you have a plan in place for what to do.

For patients dealing with dental emergencies, we offer a range of dental services to address their symptoms and restore function and balance to their smile.

How To Prevent A Dental Emergency

In some cases, dental emergencies are preventable. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis can allow your dentist to spot any signs of dysfunctions and recommend the appropriate solution to address your needs.

Our team can perform a comprehensive exam and check your smile for signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease, and other complex dental issues. By taking a proactive approach to your dental care, you can improve your dental health and reduce your risk of experiencing certain types of dental emergencies.

Dental Emergency FAQs

What is the most common dental emergency?

The most common dental emergency is a toothache, followed by bleeding gums and knocked out teeth. If you are experiencing a toothache the best way to handle it until you can see your dentist is to take an OTC medication and apply ice. A number of factors can cause dental emergencies, including tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma to the mouth. There are many different types of dental emergencies and they are not always easy to detect as they can be quite subtle in nature.

Is a broken tooth an emergency if it doesn’t hurt?

If you have broken or cracked a tooth but it is not causing any pain, a dentist may not consider it a dental emergency. However, you should still see the dentist as soon as possible. We recommend scheduling an appointment within a week of the incident, to evaluate the damage and look at restoration options.

How do you handle a dental emergency?

The best way to handle a dental emergency is to rinse with warm water. If there is bleeding patients may apply gauze until it stops. Patients may also apply a cold compress to the outside of the cheek to relieve pain.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or you would like a second option, visit our dental office at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. We offer an extensive range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services that we can tailor to suit your needs. To learn more about your options, call 847.676.3500.