The Most Trusted Emergency Dentist in the Greater Chicago, IL, Area
If you experience a dental emergency, call North Dental Professionals as soon as possible. Our experienced team of emergency dentists in Norwood Park and Skokie, Illinois, will help you get your smile back on track and regain your oral health. Our team will also provide you with instructions on what to do until you arrive at our office for treatment from Dr. Paul Chaiken or Dr. Robert Kurtz.
We Treat Several Types of Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency is a situation that requires prompt attention from a dental professional. At our office, we understand that you cannot always plan when you will need our care. If you experience a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Our team will schedule you to meet with our emergency dentist so you can receive the care you need. We are happy to treat several types of dental emergencies, including:
- Severe, lasting toothaches or other types of tooth pain
- A lost dental restoration, such as a lost filling or crown
- Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips and gums
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A chipped or broken tooth
- A partially or fully knocked-out tooth
If you have experienced trauma to the head or neck, we recommend that you visit the emergency room or your general physician before coming to us, even if your smile is also damaged.
The Dangers of Putting Off Treatment
Contrary to what many people believe, dental emergencies can be as serious as other medical concerns that need immediate attention. In some cases, putting off a trip to the emergency dentist can cause:
- Worsening pain – While people tend to believe that the pain in their teeth will eventually pass, this is not always the case. If emergency attention is not sought, the condition may get worse and cause the pain to intensify, leaving you desperate for relief.
- Tooth nerve damage – Once tooth nerves are damaged, the pulp inside the tooth becomes at risk for infection. The tooth can then lose its sensation, so you won’t know that there is a serious issue to address. Unfortunately, this can lead to missing teeth and infections in the bone or bloodstream.
- Bacterial infection – If the protective coating of your teeth that keeps them strong becomes damaged or decayed, access to the soft, vulnerable area of the tooth can open. Once bacteria gets inside, it can enter the bloodstream and lead to an abscess and even life-threatening infection.
- Permanent tooth damage – If tooth decay or infection is present, then putting off timely dental care can lead to permanent damage and loss of teeth.
Turn to North Dental Professionals
To avoid any worsening of your dental condition, visit an emergency dentist at North Dental Professionals for prompt, professional care. We would be happy to see you at our Skokie or Norwood Park locations.