NOTICE: If you are a regular patient of Fischl Dental Associates and are experiencing a dental emergency outside of business hours, please call our office at (847) 864-0822. New patient emergencies are seen only during regular business hours.
Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. The Evanston emergency dentists of Fischl Dental Associates are highly trained in treating all common emergencies, including toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, extruded or partially dislodged tooth, objects caught between teeth or under the gum, lost fillings, lost crowns, lost temporaries, broken braces wire, abscesses, TMJ pain, swelling, and soft tissue injuries to the lips, cheek, and gum.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Drs. Fischl immediately. We will make arrangements to treat your dental emergency as soon as possible.
What Counts As A Dental Emergency?
If you are experiencing serious pain and discomfort or bleeding due to an oral issue, and you do not know how to treat the condition yourself, you’re experiencing a dental emergency.
Emergencies include dental injuries, such as damaged, knocked-out, or impacted teeth. However, emergencies also include things like missing or pulled-out dental work (crowns and fillings), and even issues like toothaches and gum disease.
What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?
After you’ve called to schedule your emergency appointment or let us know that you’re on your way in, you should take proper steps to treat your condition as best as you can until you arrive. For example, if bleeding is present due to an oral injury, you can use clean gauze or cotton balls to absorb blood. Bleeding should mostly stop within 1-2 hours.
If you have lost a tooth or a piece of dental work, recover it if possible. A missing (avulsed) tooth should be cleaned with warm water and replaced in the socket, or placed into a container of cold milk if it cannot be put back in the socket. Dental work that has fallen out should also be recovered and put in a plastic bag.
Pain can be treated with over-the-counter medications like naproxen (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Do not use aspirin, as it can thin the blood and prevent proper clotting. You can also use ice packs to treat pain and swelling, but make sure you apply them externally to your cheek, and never directly to the site of your injury.
Once you’ve treated your condition, come to Fischl Dental Associates as soon as you can, to get treatment from one of our skilled dentists.
Why Is Emergency Dental Care So Important?
Immediate dental care will help ensure the best outcome for your health after an emergency. A knocked-out tooth, for example, must be replaced within 1-2 hours, or it will likely be rejected by your mouth and will be unable to be re-implanted.
The same is true of issues like damaged or cracked teeth, or missing dental work. If you don’t get help right away, your tooth could become infected or damaged further, and we may not be able to save it.
Seeing an emergency dentist like Dr. Paul Fischl or Dr. Marie Bradley Fischl right away ensures that you can save your tooth, and get relief from your pain and discomfort. There is no substitute for emergency care, so schedule your appointment as soon as you notice your emergency.
Contact Our Evanston Emergency Dentists Now
If you believe that you have an emergency dental situation, don’t wait to contact an experienced dentist. The team at Fischl Dental Associates is here to help. We want to help you get out of pain as soon as possible. Call us immediately at (847) 864-0822.