Are you experiencing severe dental pain that is preventing you from going about your daily life? Serious oral health problems require urgent treatment, which is exactly what our team at Grand Dental - Wilmington provides. When you contact our dental office, we will work to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, usually the same day. For after hours emergencies, our patients have the reassurance that they can reach our dentist on call. Often the Doctor can temporize a painful situation over-the-phone with first-aid guidance before you visit us for emergency dentistry in Wilmington, IL.
Dental emergencies always happen at the most unexpected moments. Because of their shocking and stressful nature, it is hard to know exactly what to do to avoid risking further damage. That’s why you should always contact our dental office immediately. Our helpful team will schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible, often the same day. After hours, the doctor on call can give you personalized advice and help reassure you through a difficult situation.
Toothaches are often signs of infections hidden beneath the surface of your tooth. To help relieve your pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, put a cold compress on your face, and swish with a salt water rinse. These will help make you more comfortable until you reach us.
Retrieve any broken-off pieces of your tooth, gently rinse them under cool water and place them in a sealable bag. If the broken portion of your tooth has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax on the area to keep it from scraping your oral tissue.
Time is of the essence, so try to get to our dental office within an hour of the incident. Retrieve your knocked-out tooth being sure to only handle it by the biting surface avoid touching the root. Rinse out your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water. Then put the tooth back into the socket. Alternatively, you can store the tooth in a sealable container of milk or salt water and bring it to your appointment.
It’s important to replace or repair your restoration in a timely manner in order to prevent an infection from developing. If you’re able to retrieve the crown, rinse it under water and temporarily reattach it using a piece of sugar-free gum or a dab of denture adhesive. Contact our dental office and request an urgent appointment, often a crown can easily be recemented if there in no underlying decay or damage to the tooth surface.
Although you can’t completely avoid dental emergencies, there are some steps you can take to prevent them. Some of these include:
The only way we can give you the cost of your emergency appointment is to first examine your mouth and determine the underlying problem. Then, we can develop a treatment plan to ease your pain and provide you with a lasting and effective solution to the issue. If you have any questions during your examination, don’t hesitate to ask our staff. We’ll be more than happy to walk you through financing options, or if you have dental insurance, we can help you navigate your benefits.