Emergency Dentistry Procedures Can Protect Your Oral Health
If you are experiencing any type of dental emergency, please contact our emergency dentist in Glen Ellyn, Dr. Brian Shin, as soon as possible. We cater to patients with a variety of emergency care services and can accommodate patients at the last minute. Whether you are dealing with an abscess, trauma to the mouth, or a persistent toothache, we are here to assist with any type of dental emergency.
A toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated. Dental (tooth) infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of dental pain. Pain may also occur after an extraction (tooth is pulled out). Pain sometimes originates from other areas and radiates to the jaw, thus appearing to be tooth pain. The most common areas include the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint or TMJ), ear pain, sinuses, and even occasional heart problems.
Bacteria growing inside your mouth can contribute to gum disease and dental decay, both of which can cause pain. Often, gum disease will not result in any pain.
Chipped Broken Tooth
You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of a broken tooth.
Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, most mineralized tissue in the body, its strength has limits. Falling, receiving a blow to the face, or biting down on something hard - particularly if a tooth already has some decay - can cause a tooth to chip or break.
If you discover you have broken or chipped a tooth, don't panic. There are many things your dentist Dr. Brian Shin can do to fix it.
More than five million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults but if this happens to you due to an injury or accident it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lost for good. Proper emergency action can save the tooth so that it can be replanted successfully and last for years to come.
Act quickly, within 30 minutes, and visit Dental Care of Glen Ellyn.
You may be eating, or biting on something hard when you discover that a filling or a crown has become loose or fallen out. You may feel the lost filling or crown in your mouth.
If it’s a crown, put it in a safe place and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as you can. You don’t want to wait too long because the tooth will be weak and could be damaged more if it is not protected by the crown. Also, when a crown is missing for a long time, your teeth may move. If this happens your crown may no longer fit.