Dental Emergencies

We are pleased to provide care for dental emergencies at Family Dental of Lincoln. We understand that a dental emergency can leave you feeling panicked and uncertain of what to do, and our dentists and team are here to provide you with the quality, gentle dental care you need. To learn more about our dental emergency care in Chicago, Illinois, we invite you to contact our office today at 773-561-5106.

A dental emergency is any situation that requires prompt attention from our dentists and team to resolve. Some of the most common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, broken or cracked teeth, knocked-out teeth and oral infections. If you experience these or other unexpected dental problems, please seek emergency dental treatment immediately to resolve them and begin regaining your oral health.

When you contact our office, our team will provide you with instructions on what to do until you arrive. In some cases, you may be able to alleviate discomfort temporarily or take steps to minimize the amount of treatment needed later. For example, if you have a severe toothache, our team may instruct you to rinse your mouth with warm water, floss gently to remove any trapped food and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. However, it is crucial that you understand that this is a temporary solution and that you will need to come into our office to receive care as soon as possible.

After you arrive at our office, our dentists will examine your mouth and recommend an appropriate treatment. Depending on the type and severity of the problem, you may need a filling, extraction, root canal or other restorative treatment. In some cases, our dentists may prescribe antibiotics to help treat an infection.

While many dental emergencies occur as a result of injury or accident and are unexpected, you can prevent some emergencies by maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting our dentists regularly. We also recommend that you wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth if you play contact sports.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an emergency appointment, call our team today!