Emergency Dentistry Procedures Can Save Your Teeth!
If you are experiencing any type of dental emergency in Glen Ellyn, please contact our dentist as soon as possible. Dr. Brian Shin and our dental team provide a wide range of emergency dental care services, and can accommodate urgent dental emergencies quickly. Whether you are dealing with trauma to the mouth, a dental abscess, or persistent tooth pain, we are here to assist you with any type of dental emergency.
A toothache is caused when a nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated. Dental infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of dental pain. Pain may also occur after a tooth is extracted. Sometimes, pain sometimes originates from other areas in the mouth and radiates out 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 until the disease has advanced. Regular dentist exams and good oral hygiene are the best way to prevent tooth pain, but if you experience sudden or chronic tooth pain, please visit us at Dental Care of Glen Ellyn.
Chipped or 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 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 that Dr. Brian Shin and our dental team can do to fix it!
More than five million teeth are knocked out every year, but if this happens to you due to an injury or accident, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the tooth is lost for good. Proper emergency action can save the tooth so that it can be replanted successfully and last for years to come. For the best chance at saving your knocked out tooth, 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 entirely. If you notice a loosened or knocked out filling, or a loosened crown, visit us as soon as possible to have the filling redone or the crown resecured.
If a dental crown has fallen out entirely, put it in a safe place and make an appointment to see Dr. Brian Shin as soon as you can. You don’t want to wait too long to have the crown reattached, because the tooth will be quite weak and could sustain further damage if it is not protected by the crown. If a crown is missing for a long time, your teeth may move and your crown may no longer fit.