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Responding to a Dental Emergency

Published on May 1st, 2020

Even if you’re someone who diligently takes care of their teeth, you may someday experience a dental emergency. For many lucky people, this is not the case. Because most people never consider what to do in a dental emergency until it happens to them, today we’ll be describing some possible situations and how best to respond. In all cases, we encourage you to contact an emergency dentist in Lincoln Park immediately.

Tooth Pain

Persistent dental pain may be hard to ignore—and you shouldn’t! You may be experiencing dental decay, a bacterial infection, or another unseen ailment. Unidentified tooth pain can be caused by a number of different conditions, some more serious than others, but all worth further investigation. 

Dental Traumas

Knocked-Out Teeth

If you lose an adult tooth, or experience an avulsion, you need to take very specific steps to have a chance at saving it. Proper handling includes touching the crown only and never the roots. Rise the tooth gently, without scrubbing, before attempting to return it to the socket. If it cannot be replaced, stow it between your gum and lip, or place it in a container of milk.

Cracked, Chipped, or Broken Teeth

Any of these conditions are likely to be accompanied by intense pain. Many people will want to take a pain reliever leading up to their appointment. We recommend avoiding medicines other than acetaminophen, and to avoid numbing gels, so as not to interfere with work that will be done at your dentist’s office.

Gum Pain

Some gum-related issues should trigger an immediate dental appointment. If you are injured and applying a compress does not stop your bleeding within 15 minutes, you will need to visit the emergency room. Swollen gums, pain, and/or the presence of an oral abscess should trigger you to seek an emergency dentist in Lincoln Park.

Connect with Our Emergency Dentist in Lincoln Park

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are experiencing dental or gum pain. Our experienced dental team is standing by to help relieve your pain today. Contact us.

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