Dental Emergencies Specialist

Grayslake Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Grayslake Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Grayslake, IL

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live in or near Grayslake, Illinois, visit Grayslake Dentistry. Dr. Fatima Afshar is here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call our office at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Visiting Grayslake Dentistry within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Heavy bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you simply chip a tooth, but it doesn't appear to be loosened. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Grayslake Dentistry so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Without immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. To try to save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the part that is normally exposed (the crown). Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Grayslake Dentistry. Call the office right away to let them know that you’re coming in with an emergency, or have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Grayslake Dentistry is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.