Severe dental pain and serious oral injuries require urgent treatment. When you call Grand Dental – Lake Zurich for an emergency, we’ll do everything we can to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. You can even reach us after hours for emergency dentistry in our Lake Zurich, IL dental office, and we’ll always provide you with gentle first-aid advice to make the situation easier.
A dental emergency will pretty much always strike when you’re not expecting it. It’s important to get in touch with our team right away in order to take control of the situation. We’ll also offer personalized advice for taking care of your teeth and gums until you arrive for your appointment.
Floss thoroughly and rinse with salt water to remove anything caught between your teeth. Take an over-the-counter pain medication or apply a cold compress to your face to relieve the pain.
Gather the pieces of the tooth, rinse them off, and put them in a sealable bag. Cover any jagged edges of the tooth with sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax.
Aim to get to our dental office within the hour. Only handle the tooth by the crown, not the roof. Try to put it back in its socket, or else preserve it in a container of milk or salt water.
Save the crown if you can. After you rinse it off, you can try to temporarily reattach it with a piece of sugar-free gum or some denture adhesive.
There are a few ways you can reduce the chance of a dental emergency. Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are a must, of course, but you can also protect yourself from dental accidents by wearing a mouthguard while playing sports (or at night if you grind your teeth). You should also drop bad oral habits like using tobacco or chewing on ice.
Before we can determine the cost of emergency care, we need to examine your mouth and figure out the cause of the problem. Once we have a concrete treatment plan laid out, we can explain the costs to you and go over your financing options or help you maximize your dental insurance benefits.