Handling A Dental Emergency


With regular oral hygiene and twice a year visits to your dentist chances are you will never have a situation that calls for an emergency dentist in Glenview. Saying that, there is always a chance that you a tooth will be broken or knocked out while engaged in a sport or even if you trip and fall and hit the corner of your coffee table.

Not all dental issues that crop up quickly can be considered to be an emergency; a true dental emergency is something that simply cannot wait. It is important for you to understand the difference between a “real” emergency and something that can wait until the following day.

Examples of true dental emergencies include:

  • Bleeding that cannot be stemmed
  • A knocked out permanent tooth
  • Painful swelling of the gums, cheek or jaw
  • Painful toothache

In cases such as these, calling an emergency dentist in Glenview is warranted. Most dentists maintain an emergency phone number that you can call after hours and on weekends.

An emergency dentist is the go-to person in the event of a dental emergency but if you cannot make contact then head to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Preventing future dental emergencies:

There is no way to predict the future, it is impossible to categorically state that there are ways to ensure you never have another dental emergency. There are things that you can do to protect yourself as good as can expected from further dental emergencies.

  • See your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleaning
  • Never put off a procedure that your dentist recommends, you only put yourself at risk if you delay getting a filling, crown, etc.
  • Brush and floss daily
  • Avoid hard foods and chewy foods such as candy

No one wants to see an emergency dentist in Glenview; knowing how to avoid problems and knowing how to deal with an emergency if it happens are the keys.

If you have a dental emergency, do your best to get treatment as soon as possible. If you are looking for an emergency dentist in Glenview you are invited to call Dental Specialists of North Shore. Follow us on our twitter page.