Are you experiencing dental pain? No need to worry, Valley Dental Care is here to help! Our experienced team members will provide you with high-quality, same-day emergency dental care that will give you peace of mind during anxious times for your oral health. Abscesses, tooth decay, infected gums, cavities, and other oral health problems can be incredibly uncomfortable, and we are ready to bring you the relief you've been waiting for.
If you are experiencing serious oral pain, call Valley Dental Care directly at (630) 892-2193 for our Aurora office or (630) 551-7000 for our Oswego office.
How Do You Know If You Need an Emergency Dentist?
So, what constitutes a dental emergency? When a toothache or another dental emergency strikes, the team at Valley Dental Care is trained to quickly respond by connecting you with a dentist who can give prompt relief. We handle a wide range of emergency dental issues, including:
- Toothaches. Severe pain is a sign that something is amiss. The longer you wait, the more difficult (and expensive) the solution. Rinsing out your mouth with warm saltwater will hopefully dislodge any trapped food between your teeth. If you are experiencing facial swelling, use a cold compress and acetaminophen for temporary relief.
- Cut Tongue, Lip, or Cheek. For bleeding, apply pressure with sterile gauze to reduce the chances of infection and complication. Use your better judgment as well; if the cut looks significant, and bleeding does not seem to be subsiding, contact an emergency room.
- Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth. Not sure what to do for a broken tooth? Start by rinsing the area with warm water. Place a cold compress over the site of the injury. If you can, recover any broken tooth fragments. If possible, save the tooth fragment and rinse both your mouth and the salvaged tooth pieces with warm water.
- Knocked Out Permanent Tooth. Recover the tooth and hold it by the crown (top), not the root. Rinse, but do not over-cleaning or over-handling. Put and hold the tooth in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If reinsertion is impossible, carry the tooth in a cup of milk or water. Stopping the bleeding is most important. Don’t remove any attached tissue, they help re-secure the tooth!
- Broken Wires and Braces. If a wire breaks or sticks out of a bracket in your braces and pokes around your mouth, try and push it to a non-bothersome position. If you can’t do this, add a cotton swab until you reach the dentist. Leave the wire as is. You may swallow it if cut.
- Cold, Canker Sores, and Abscesses. Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen can provide temporary relief as well. Use only as directed. An abscess is a serious infection that typically occurs in the gumline around the teeth. If left alone, infections might spread to the body. Visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible if you discover pain or swelling in the gums.
If you are not experiencing oral pain but still have a dental issue such as a cracked tooth, broken dentures, or a misplaced filling, please do not hesitate to give us a call directly at (630) 892-2193 for our Aurora office or (630) 551-7000 for our Oswego office.
Schedule an Emergency Dental Appointment Today
At Valley Dental Care, we understand that the luxury of time is often unavailable when an emergency happens and that the need for rapid response can be nerve-wracking. When a dental emergency happens, your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are experiencing serious oral pain, call Valley Dental Care directly at (630) 892-2193 for our Aurora office or (630) 551-7000 for our Oswego office.