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What To Do During a Dental Emergency

September 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Christine Wang
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At one time or another, we have all needed emergency dental services. It can be anything from an excruciating toothache to a tooth knocked out accidentally. 

Relieving your pain and saving your tooth means finding emergency dental services ASAP and caring for yourself in the meantime. 

Here are a few tips describing what to do during a dental emergency. 

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss through trauma is a dental emergency. In this situation, it is best to keep the tooth wet. You can try placing it back in the socket. Alternatively, you can place the tooth in milk or use a tooth preservation product. 

Meanwhile, you should be contacting your dentist for emergency services. Time is a factor when it comes to saving your tooth. 

Severe Toothache

A throbbing toothache accompanied by swelling or fever is a dental emergency. In this situation, contact your dentist immediately. If it’s after hours or you’re on holiday, you should visit the ER to have infection assessed and to help control your fever. It’s critical to follow up quickly with your dentist.

Emergency Treatments in Aurora, IL

At Prairie Dental Care, our team handles dental emergencies regularly, and we’ll have you out of pain in no time. 

We will:

  • Stabilize your emergency
  • Control your pain
  • Monitor you closely following your emergency

When it’s necessary to save your tooth or if your emergency presents a health risk, we will provide full treatment at the time of your dental emergency. Occasionally, we schedule a follow-up dental appointment to complete your emergency treatment.

Dental Emergencies Can’t Wait, We are Open for Emergencies!

If you’re experiencing an emergency situation—lost tooth, severe toothache, swelling, fever—don’t hesitate to contact our Aurora, IL office. Some dental emergencies can put your health at risk or result in permanent tooth loss. 

Our caring staff and expert dentists are here to help! 

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