there is an oral health issue during normal business hours, a dentist
is ready to resolve the issue promptly. What happens when oral health
issues occur outside normal business hours? What constitutes an
What is Emergency Dental Care?
sudden situation that requires immediate oral health care constitutes
as emergency dental care. All dental offices should have instructions
for oral health emergencies. There should be an emergency
dentist in Chicago who specializes in
urgent dental procedures and resolutions. If a dental office isn’t
available to answer pressing matters, go to the emergency room at
your nearest hospital immediately.
Emergencies, According to Dentists
Not all oral health
issues qualify as an emergency according to dentists. These are the
dire situations where emergency dental care is urgent.
- Knocked out or
dislodged teeth caused by sports accidents, driving accidents,
person-to-person combat, falling, chewing ice, or biting hard foods
- Sharp, throbbing,
severe, and/or persistent dental tooth, jaw, tongue, lip, or gum
pain (toothache, mouth sore, fractures, etc.)
- A mouth swelling
with pain (abscess) or swelling in the mouth without pain
emergencies (cracked or chipped teeth, complications with dental
work, hard-to-remove/dislodged teeth, issues with braces, etc.)
- Lost filling
- Patients on
blood-thinning medication experiencing bleeding in the mouth
- Bleeding in the mouth due to soft tissue
pressing matter listed or not requires immediate solutions. If it
doesn’t qualify for immediate service, don’t give up. Try to relieve
the pain. Keep any broken or missing teeth until you receive
treatment. Visit an emergency dentist in Chicago the next day.
With Dental Emergencies
Oral health concerns don’t have a
timetable. It just arises. So, when an emergency strikes, Chicago
Dental Arts can help. For more
information, visit our website for dental emergencies in Chicago, IL.
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