Is it a Dental Emergency?
If you are not sure if you are experiencing a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions. Is there bleeding from the mouth? Is there severe pain? Are there any loose teeth? Is there any swelling of your mouth or face? Are there bulges or knots on your gums? Has there been an impact on your face or mouth?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you could be having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately. Be ready to describe what happened and what you are feeling.
How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?
While you may not be able to eliminate all the risks for dental emergencies, a few precautions could help prevent injuries. Wearing a mouthguard during sports activities can help prevent your teeth from being chipped, broken, or knocked out. Avoid chewing on hard foods that can break or fracture your teeth. Routine checkups are great preventative practices because we can catch and treat any problems before they progress and become dental emergencies.
Being Prepared for a Dental Emergency
A dental emergency can happen to you or a loved one at any place and time. The best thing is to be prepared and to familiarize yourself with what to do in the event of an emergency. It is also useful to keep a small dental first aid kit handy. You could prepare an emergency kit or purchase one from your drugstore if preferred.
You Can Count on Us
We, at Dr. Sal’s dental practice in the Norridge, IL area are committed to providing you the best emergency dental care available. Our highly experienced and caring staff is fully trained and equipped to deal with emergencies. Keep our phone number on hand and contact us in the event of an emergency. We are here for you. You can count on that!