Emergency dental Services

If you are experiencing Urgent Tooth Pain, our office can usually help you within the same day.  

We keep openings just for dental emergencies. Severe tooth pain means you will either need a root canal or tooth removal to alleviate your pain. Our office offers all services at this location. 

We can be reached in several ways: 

 Business hours: 

 9 am - 5 pm M-F

 9 am - 1 pm Sa 

Closed Wednesday and Sunday 

During normal business hours: 

Call us at   (847) 390 - 5800 

OR 

You can request your appointment online

During weekend or closed hours: 

Send us a message on the form below, your phone number must be included.

Someone will contact you as soon as your message is seen.

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Dental Emergencies that are managed here: 

- Severe pain requiring:

        Root Canal Therapy, Root Canal Retreatment, Dental extraction including wisdom tooth. 

- Chipped tooth 

- Dental Trauma 

- Broken filling 

- Bleeding gums 

- Loose teeth

Information about your tooth pain: 

What can I expect when I come in? 

Most commonly, tooth pain is caused by infection due to a large cavity or fracture in your tooth. It is an infection caused by bacteria that has reached the nerve of the tooth. 

There are typically two options when dealing with severe pain: 

1. Root Canal Therapy 

2. Dental extraction

Our team will take xrays and provide a detailed examination to diagnose and determine the optimal treatment outcome for you. 

At times, the infection is so large that emergency treatment such as drainage or administering antibiotics may only be the only options. 

What should I do if my face is swollen? 

You are having a dental emergency which needs treatment from an experienced dental professional immediately.  The dentist will determine whether you need treatment, drainage of the swelling or just antibiotics. 

The swelling needs to be managed so that it does not spread and cause more serious complications. 

If you cannot reach a dental professional within the next day, you should visit the emergency room so that the doctors there  can provide you antibiotics or drain the infection. 

What to expect if you need a dental extraction 

Dental extractions will typically cause minor swelling and/or bruising (if taking anticoagulants) for the first 3 days. 

The procedure will be performed under local anesthesia and the procedure itself typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the complexity of the area. 

3 days after your dental extraction, you will need to eat soft foods to allow the extracted area to heal. You will be given more detailed post-operative instructions after your procedure. 

Most patients are able to go to work the next day, but heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.

 

Information about dental extraction procedure.

What is a Root Canal?

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

When you have severe tooth pain due to an infection, you will most likely need a root canal or tooth removal.  

After evaluation, the doctor will provide you with the best option.

Root canal therapy is the primary option that will be provided to you when the tooth is able to be restored. A root canal allows the tooth to be made free of infection and pain .  This process can take 2- 3 visits. 

A root canal is performed under local anesthesia, so you will be completely numb throughout the procedure. 

What can I take for the pain? 

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you are likely dealing with a dental infection. There are a variety of causes, so the doctor will need to see you and diagnose your problem.

 

However, you can manage severe pain by taking OTC ibuprofen 600 mg (3 capsules) and 1 Tylenol (325 mg) every 6 hours. 

Please note, you must consult with your physician if you are uncertain whether your pre-existing medical condition can impair your ability to take these medications. 

You may need to take antibiotics after the cause of pain is determined. 

What is a Root Canal?

When you have severe tooth pain due to an infection, you will most likely need a root canal or tooth removal.  

After evaluation, the doctor will provide you with the best option.

Root canal therapy is the primary option that will be provided to you when the tooth is able to be restored. A root canal allows the tooth to be made free of infection and pain .  This process can take 2- 3 visits. 

A root canal is performed under local anesthesia, so you will be completely numb throughout the procedure. 

Root Canal therapy 

 

This very large infection was treated with root canal only. It beautifully resolved in 18 months

Premolar root canal, due to a large filling causing new infection

Molar root canal - this patient had severe pain and it was gone after one visit

Root Canal Retreatment 

 

Extraction

 

To clean the infection in this tooth, the tooth needed to have a 2nd root canal called a retreatment. This takes several visits. 

Our doctors try to save the tooth whenever possible - when it is hopeless the tooth must be removed

Wisdom tooth Extraction

 

Wisdom teeth are evaluated with a 3d CT xray and determined whether they can be removed but generally various types of impacted wisdom teeth can be treated.

Reimplantation

 

Our doctors try to save the tooth whenever possible - this 20 year old patient was given to option to try to save her tooth using reimplantation: 

1. Extraction of the infected tooth

2. Cleaning of the large infection in the bone

3. Bone grafting the void

4. Reimplantation of the tooth!

 

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