Emergency Dentistry – Evanston, IL
Fast & Pain-Relieving Dentistry
When You Need It Most
Emergencies can be scary, and dental emergencies are no different. When one arises, it is easy to panic. The first instinct is often to head to the local emergency room. Fortunately, many dental emergencies do not require hospital care. Most can be treated right in our Evanston office. There are even some that can easily be managed at home. At Winning Smile Dental Group, we can help you determine the best course of action.
Why Choose Winning Smile Dental Group for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Open Evenings & On Saturdays
- Low Radiation Digital X-Rays
Common Dental Emergencies
Although dental emergencies are stressful situations to deal with, our team will always do our best to calmly guide you through it and get you the pain-relieving care you need as soon as possible. The first step you should always take is to contact our office so we can provide you with over-the-phone first-aid and schedule an appointment. Otherwise, we’ve included some additional ways to help ease your discomfort before you reach our office.
Toothaches are a common sign of an infection, or someone may just have a piece of food stuck between their teeth. If flossing and rinsing around the tooth don’t help, taking an OTC pain medication can provide some temporary relief.
Chipped/ Broken Tooth
Minor damage that only affects the outer layer of your teeth is not usually harmful to your oral health but can be restored with cosmetic dentistry. For more severe damage, we can assess the extent of the trauma and determine if a crown can be placed or if the tooth needs to be extracted.
If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, it may be possible to set it back into the socket. First, find the tooth. Pick it up and run it under cool water, handling it only by the crown. Do not touch the root. Store the tooth in a glass of milk or saltwater until your appointment. We will put the tooth back in the socket and use a splint to help secure it while you heal. If we cannot reset the tooth, we will then discuss your options for tooth replacement.
Lost Filling/ Crown
First, try to locate your restoration. If you’re able to find it, you can temporarily reapply it after rinsing it under water by using a dab of denture adhesive or a piece of sugar-free gum. If not, it’s vital to visit our office as soon as possible to prevent additional damage from occurring.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
There are some simple preventive steps you can take to reduce your risk of dental emergencies:
- Stick to your at-home oral hygiene routine.
- Visit Dr. Reese for your semi-annual checkups and cleanings.
- Be careful when eating sticky, hard, and chewy foods.
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages or chew on hard items.
- Maintain a nutritious diet.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Once we’ve examined your mouth and diagnosed the problem, we’ll create a customized treatment plan to provide you with lasting relief. Before we continue with treatment, we’ll discuss your options with you and any financial questions you may have. Our team will file insurance claims on your behalf and try to maximize your benefits as best as we can. If you don’t have dental insurance, we also offer flexible financing through CareCredit.