Emergencies can be painful, stressful, and frightening especially when patients don’t have a plan of action during an emergency. When patients experience a medical emergency, they know to dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room, but those who experience dental emergencies often aren’t sure where to turn. We invite patients from Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, and other nearby towns to contact Compassionate Dental Care during dental emergencies. We’re always here to help when our patients need us most.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, the first step should be to stay calm, and carefully assess the situation. Keep in mind that injuries to the head and mouth can look more severe than they are and these injuries may bleed very heavily. Next, contact our Lake in the Hills office immediately. We’ll walk you through any first aid steps you can take, and schedule a time for you to come see us right away.
What types of emergencies do you treat?
- Avulsed (knocked out), chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Avulsed, chipped, cracked, or broken dental restorations
- Broken or damaged partial or full dentures
- Severe tooth ache or gum infection
What if I need a root canal?
Root canal infection or damage causes severe toothache and sensitivity to changes in temperature that lingers making simple daily activities like eating and drinking very uncomfortable. It’s essential that we repair the damage as quickly as possible in order to preserve the tooth. If you believe you have a root canal infection, contact us right away.