A sudden toothache or an oral injury can make it impossible to go on with the rest of your day. Contact Grand Dental in Channahon whenever you need urgent treatment for a serious oral health issue. We will arrange to see you on the same day when possible. Don’t worry; you can reach our skilled dentists even after hours for emergency dentistry in Channahon, IL!
You probably won’t see a dental emergency coming, and the shock can make it hard to know what to do next. Our team can advise you over the phone so that you can perform the necessary first aid to avoid risking further damage until you can get to our dental office.
Rinse with salt water and floss around the tooth to see if that relieves the pain. Take an over-the-counter pain medication and apply a cold compress if you need to.
Gather any lost pieces of the tooth, rinse them off, and store them in a bag. Cover any jagged edges in your mouth with sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax.
Make arrangements to get to our dental office in less than an hour. Find the tooth and pick it up by the biting surface before rinsing it in warm water. You can store it in its socket or in a sealed container of milk or salt water.
Until you can get to our dental office, you can temporarily reattach a lost restoration with sugar-free gum or denture adhesive. Do not use the affected tooth to bite or chew until you’ve been treated.
Protect your teeth from infection and decay by practicing good oral hygiene; that means brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash on a regular basis. Avoid bad oral habits like crunching ice, chewing on fingernails, or using tobacco. Get a customized mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth at night.
There’s really no reliable way to give a general estimate for emergency dental care simply because different issues will require very different solutions. We can only give you a reliable idea of the price after we’ve examined your mouth. At that point, we can also go over your financing options and navigate insurance benefits.