In the event of a dental emergency, it is imperative that you receive prompt, effective treatment. At Northalsted Dental Spa, Dr. Michael Griffin and his team are here to help whenever you need us! Our Chicago office provides general and restorative dental treatments that can relieve your pain and save your smile. If you have suffered dental trauma or are in pain, we urge you to contact us right away by calling 773-245-2779 to schedule an appointment.
We strive to see patients on the same day they have a dental emergency in Chicago, so be sure to call us right away! We’ll try to get you in as soon as possible, even on Saturdays!
While you wait for an appointment, there are several steps you can take to treat an emergency at home – you can relieve pain and potentially save a damaged tooth before you even come in to see us!
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of bleeding, don’t take any aspirin to reduce the pain. Aspirin acts as a blood thinner and will make it harder for you to stop the bleeding!
Fractures and Chips
If you have experienced a physical injury causing a fracture or chip to your tooth, call us right away! In many cases we can reconstruct your tooth, and we’ll try our hardest to get your smile back.
To immediately treat yourself, ice the area to reduce swelling and take an over-the-counter painkiller to reduce the pain. Try to recover any portions of the teeth that may have come out, and bring them with you to your appointment.
Losing a tooth can be nerve-wracking, but don’t worry – we’ll try hard to save it! Make sure you hold the tooth by the crown – never by the roots – and rinse it in cool water. Don’t remove any tissue still connected to the tooth – it could be essential to a healthy reattachment!
Place the tooth in a cup of milk, or if that isn’t available, place it in your cheek. Take a pain reliever and ice the area to reduce any swelling. Place gauze or cotton in the tooth socket to stop the bleeding.
Your periodontal health is an essential component of your overall oral health. If your gums have become damaged from injury, you also should receive immediate care. Use cotton or gauze to stop the bleeding and take a pain reliever.
If one of your restorations falls out, make sure to bring it with you to your appointment. In many cases, Dr. Griffin can replace a restoration if it remains intact. However, you may require a new restoration if it is damaged or has become loose. Dr. Griffin can create a beautiful, tooth-colored restoration that will blend naturally with your smile and restore strength and function. Not only that, but we can craft your brand-new restoration while you wait using our CEREC milling machine!
If you require a restoration that needs to be crafted at our dental laboratory, Dr. Griffin can provide you a temporary prostheses until it has been completed.
No matter your emergency, we’ll strive to relieve your pain and help get your life back to normal. Dental emergencies can be stressful, so let us take a load off your mind by getting you the treatment you need!
Don’t wait to seek treatment for a dental emergency in Chicago – your tooth can depend on it! Call our office right away at 773-245-2779!