You’re enjoying video night with the family when you bite down hard on a popcorn kernel and hear the crack. Or you wake up at 2 AM with a throbbing toothache, and all you can think about is finding relief.
Providing emergency dentistry to Chicago patients who need urgent relief is one of the most critical services we provide at Wicker Park Dental Group. If you have tooth pain, broke a tooth, or lost a dental crown to gummy candy, we can help you!
If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please call Wicker Park Dental Group at (773) 756-5425. We are available seven days a week and are pleased to offer same-day emergency dentistry for patients whose treatment can’t wait.
Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Chicago, IL
If you experience any of these common dental emergencies, our dentists can help you:
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Lost crown or filling
- Jaw pain or swelling
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Food stuck between teeth
- Dental abscess or infection
- Dental trauma
If you don't see your specific concern here, please call us! Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, and we treat them all!
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Before you get to our Chicago dental office, there are steps you can take to help yourself in a dental emergency.
If you have a toothache, try using a cold compress on and off the affected area for 20-minute intervals. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or Advil. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can reduce inflammation and loosen food particles stuck between your teeth.
Jaw Pain or Swelling
Jaw pain or swelling indicates a serious problem like a dental abscess or tooth infection. Take an OTC pain reliever and use a cold compress to minimize swelling. Call us right away.
A broken tooth may not be an urgent dental emergency unless you are in pain or the break has left behind jagged edges. Call and let us know what’s happening, and we will provide further guidance.
Lost Dental Crown or Filling
If a dental crown comes off, try to place it on the tooth again; if you can't, wrap it in tissue and bring it to your appointment at Wicker Park Dental Group.
For a lost tooth filling, we will need to replace it as possible to prevent further damage and help you avoid discomfort.
A knocked-out tooth is extremely time-sensitive as we have about two hours to reimplant it in your jaw successfully. Handle the tooth by the crown only, and do not touch the root! Try to reinsert the tooth gently in the socket; if you can’t, place it in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist.
Call us so we can prepare for your arrival and have a friend drive you safely to our dental office.
We Offer Same-Day Emergency Dentistry
Instead of searching for an emergency dentist near me or same-day emergency dentistry in Chicago, call Wicker Park Dental Group at (773) 756-5425, and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible. If you are in pain or require urgent treatment, we will see you the same day.