When To Call Us for Emergency Dental Care

If your teeth and gums are showing symptoms of a problem, you will likely need an emergency dentist in Chicago, Illinois, to provide an evaluation and treatment. Oral pain or inflammation are signs that something is wrong, and it is probably worth your time to get it checked out here at Juniper Dentistry. When it comes to your health, it is always better to be on the safe side. This is especially true when dealing with your oral health.

Common dental emergencies can include:

  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Lost or broken tooth
  • Toothache or mouth pains
  • Lost filling
  • Lost dental crown
  • Root canal
  • Inflamed, bleeding gums

If you have noticed any symptoms or dental issues related to these types of problems, you should call and schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can.

Time Will Tell – But So Will Your Dentist
When teeth are damaged or injured, there is a limited amount of time before the injury is irreversible. It can take a lot more time, money and effort to restore your teeth and gums if that happens. In the meantime, your smile and your self-image could suffer.

But if you act immediately when you first notice an issue with your teeth, an emergency dentist will be able to help you avoid extensive damage and prolonged oral pain.

Interestingly enough, some tooth and gum injuries can initially cause pain but then will begin to subside as you take steps at home to soothe and calm the issue. However, that does not always mean the dental emergency has been resolved.

If you ignore an oral problem that has made itself known and it seemingly goes away on its own, you may find that it comes back later — only much worse than before. That is why we encourage our patients to visit us whenever they experience a possible tooth emergency.

Emergency Dental Services: What To Anticipate
As a full-service dental care provider, the team at Juniper Dentistry is focused on the dental health of our patients. In an emergency dental care situation, our first priority is to seat you and address any pain or tooth discomfort. Once brought under control, we will begin an assessment of the root cause of your tooth emergency and pain.

Careful and correct diagnostic evaluations are important to us, so we take the necessary steps to assess the underlying problem. Imaging workups, as well as a thorough examination of the injury, will need to be performed. These efforts will give us the best information possible for your condition. We will then review our findings and provide a diagnosis.

You will then be given details about treatment options, and we will provide you with the best care possible based on the treatment option you decide is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are same-day emergency dental services available?
Yes, they are available. If you are experiencing a tooth emergency, call us right away! Our team will schedule your arrival and prepare for your care.

How do I know if I need emergency dental care?
Tooth and oral pain are an excellent basis for deciding whether you need an emergency dentist to evaluate your problem. Whether you know or not what caused the pain or symptoms to begin, it is best to call for an appointment.

What are my options to pay for a dental emergency?
Your dental insurance will probably cover some portion of the cost of care. You can also pay with cash or credit card. If needed, we can help you arrange to finance the dental care that you need right away.

My tooth is chipped, broken or knocked out. What should I do?
Call us immediately at 312-766-9395. The sooner you see our qualified dentist, the better! With immediate attention, there is a much better chance Dr. Jessica Rhodes will be able to save the tooth through proper treatment measures.