You can’t always schedule a dental emergency. That’s why it’s helpful to have a trusted provider like Keith Bram, DDS, at Doc Bram in Lisle, Illinois, who is ready to help with same-day appointments for emergency dental care. If you wake up with sudden tooth pain, suffer a knocked-out tooth, or lose a dental restoration, call the office right away or book an appointment online and let the practice know you need emergency dentistry.
Emergency dental care is appropriate when you have an oral health problem that can’t wait for an appointment in a few days or weeks. If you have an injury to your mouth from a fall or sports incident, or develop incredible, sudden tooth pain, seek out emergency dental care.
Seek emergency dental care if you have a broken restoration, like a crown or filling that’s loosened or dislodged altogether. Losing restorations make your tooth vulnerable to damage and decay, plus it may increase mouth sensitivity.
Other common reasons to seek emergency dental care include:
Sudden, intense tooth pain indicates that you may have infected tooth pulp or a tooth fracture. You may require an emergency root canal to prevent the infection from spreading. Getting treatment right away can save your tooth’s integrity.
If you act quickly, a knocked-out tooth may be salvageable. Keep the tooth in the pocket of your cheek or in a glass of milk as you make your way to the office. With prompt care, Dr. Bram may be able to restore the tooth.
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket in your gums around an infected or damaged tooth. An abscess indicates you have a serious infection that requires immediate care.
If you’re ever unsure if your problem needs emergency dental care, call the friendly staff. They can guide you in your treatment.
You can’t avoid all dental emergencies, but you can take steps to reduce the likelihood that they’ll occur. Good dental hygiene and appropriate protective gear worn during contact sports go a long way in keeping your mouth safe.
Contact Doc Bram at the first signs of mouth pain or sensitivity, so you can get treatment for any infections or problems before they cause intense, unbearable pain. Early treatment also prevents an infection from spreading to other teeth.
If you need emergency dental care, call Doc Bram right away or book your appointment online today and inform the practice about your urgent need.