Do you have major dental discomfort that’s interrupting your day-to-day? When oral health problems that require immediate treatment appear, Grand Dental – Lockport is here to serve. If you call our dental office, you’ll be greeted by a team member who will work to get you seen ASAP, ideally the same day you call, for emergency dentistry in Lockport, IL. You can even reach us after hours and speak with a dentist to manage a situation ahead of your in-person visit.
If one thing is for sure, it’s that dental emergencies are unpredictable. When you’re stressed, you may not know what to do next when one occurs. Start by calling our dental office so a team member can schedule you for a visit, typically the same day. If your call is after hours, our dentist will provide one-on-one advice personalized to your emergency.
Toothaches generally mean there’s an issue beneath your tooth. In the meantime, take ibuprofen, apply a cold compress to your face, and rinse your mouth with salt water.
Find any pieces of broken tooth, rinse them with cool water, put them in a container, and bring them to our dental office. Place orthodontic wax or sugar-free gum onto your tooth to prevent cuts or abrasions.
Time is crucial in this scenario, so get to our dental office within the hour. Find your tooth, pick it up by the crown, and do not touch the root. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, then place it back into your open socket. Alternatively, you can place it in milk or salt water.
To prevent an infection, get to our dental office right away. If you can find the crown, rinse it with water and attach it to your damaged tooth with denture adhesive or sugar-free gum. In some cases, we can re-cement the crown if the tooth has no existing decay or damage.
Dental emergencies can’t be avoided 100%. However, you can reduce your risk in a number of ways. For example, you should always:
Before we can give you a cost for emergency treatment, we need to examine your mouth and confirm the problem. From there, we’ll create a treatment plan and get you out of pain. Got a question during your exam? Please ask! We’ll provide you with financing options or help you navigate your dental benefits.