Emergency Dentistry – Chicago, IL

Pain-Relieving Emergency Dentistry When You Need It the Most

Man in need of emergency dentistry in Chicago holding cheek in pain

No one ever expects a dental emergency. You could be playing catch with your kids and all of the sudden you miss the ball with your mitt and catch it in your teeth. Or maybe you bite into something unexpected in your takeout. No matter how it happens, when you crack or break a tooth, you need to find a qualified emergency dentist, and you need to find one fast.

At Pure Dental Spa, we provide emergency dentistry in Chicago, IL that can help save your smile. Depending on the situation, various treatment options may be suggested. Every case is unique, but the primary goal of any emergency dental treatment should be to relieve any immediate pain and save the tooth whenever possible.

Not all dental emergencies are due to an accident. In fact, many emergency situations are caused by untreated tooth decay or gum disease. You may not realize the extent of your dental problem until one day you bite down on something and experience a sharp pain that doesn’t go away.

Why Choose Pure Dental Spa for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day and Weekend Emergency Dental Care
  • In-Network with All Major PPO Insurances
  • Presented Treatment and Estimates to Make Same-Day Decisions

Common Dental Emergencies

Woman in pain before emergency dentistry treatment

Anyone who has ever experienced dental pain knows how horrible it is. The nerves within your teeth are extremely sensitive and any type of pressure can cause excruciating pain. At Pure Dental Spa, we are dedicated to providing you with the finest emergency dental care available, and we will do everything we can to restore your comfort as quickly as possible. Whether your tooth is chipped, broken, or infected, our team of compassionate dental professionals will recommend the best course of action.

Toothaches

Man with toothache holding his cheek

Toothaches in Lincoln Park can be a sign of something stuck between your teeth (in this case, gently maneuver dental floss to try to dislodge it) or due to an infection within the tooth. If it’s causing you lasting pain, you can place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or take an over-the-counter pain medication.

Chipped/ Broken Tooth

Smile with chipped front tooth

If your tooth is simply chipped, one visit may be all you need. Painful cracked or chipped teeth may be able to be treated with a simple bonding procedure. This conservative treatment can be either permanent or temporary.

Broken teeth, or teeth that are extensively damaged due to decay, may require more extensive treatment. This might mean more than one or two visits will be necessary to restore your smile, but the results will be worth it!

Knocked-Out Tooth

Woman with knocked out tooth covering her mouth

Time is of the essence, so quickly retrieve the tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, and rinse it off. To keep it viable, either attempt to place it back in its socket or store it in a container of salt water or milk.

Lost Filling/ Crown

Woman with lost filling holding cheek

You can temporarily place your restoration back on your tooth using a dab or toothpaste of denture adhesive, but keep in mind that this is only a temporary solution. You’ll need to have your crown or filling professionally repaired or replaced to prevent an infection from developing.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

Father and daughter brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

Even though there’s no way you can completely avoid experiencing a dental emergency in Ukrainian Village, there are certain steps you can take to reduce your risk of ending up in your emergency dentist’s treatment chair, including:

  • Visiting Pure Dental Spa every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Maintaining a well-balanced diet.
  • Staying hydrated with water.
  • Avoid chewing and biting on hard items and especially chewy or sticky foods.
  • Protect your teeth from excessive grinding and clenching.
  • Get a custom-fitted mouthguard if you participate in sports.

Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Dental team member and patient discussing the cost of treating dental emergencies

The cost of your dental emergency visit will be unique, depending on what type of treatment you require and the damage your mouth has sustained. For example, someone who visits us before an issue progresses, like for dental sensitivity, may only require a filling. On the flip side, if someone waits until an issue gets worse, like a severe toothache, then you may require root canal therapy and a dental crown, which will be more costly. In any case, our team will walk you through your treatment options and their prices, answer any dental insurance or financing questions you have, and do everything we can to help get your oral health back on the right track.

Root Canal Therapy

Animated tooth in need of root canal therapy

“Root” and “canal” are two of the most dreaded words for our patients to hear. However, we want to change that, because this treatment is incredibly conservative compared to the alternative treatment option of extracting a tooth. Not only will it cure pain caused by a tooth infection, but it will also preserve your natural tooth, hopefully for the remainder of your life. Our team goes out of our way to ensure that our patients in West Loop remain comfortable as well, so there’s no need to be anxious about an upcoming root canal procedure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

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Tooth Extractions

Three teeth on tray after tooth extractions

Dr. Patel strives to preserve the natural teeth with each patient whenever possible. However, there are cases when a tooth extraction is the best option for your overall health. Pure Dental Spa is equipped with state-of-the art technology. Our digital and modern equipment allows for quick treatment options and faster recovery rates for all our patients. Although tooth extractions can be intimidating procedures, our team will ensure your treatment is comfortable and streamlined. After your tooth extraction procedure, our clinical team will provide detailed post-operative instructions on proper care for a speedy recovery. Dr. Patel performs most tooth extractions in the convenience of our Lincoln Park, West Loop, and Ukrainian Village dental offices. Pure Dental Spa’s oral surgeons, Dr. Joshua Foxson, Dr. Prem Patel, or endodontist Dr. Robert Lee are also available for tooth extractions when necessary.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth prior to extraction

One of our oral surgeons will perform an exam and take X-rays to determine if extracting your wisdom teeth is the best option for you. Wisdom teeth are commonly known as third molars, and wisdom tooth extractions are one of the most common oral surgeries we conduct on patients.

Typically, wisdom teeth emerge in the late teenage years to early twenties. Wisdom tooth extraction is usually recommended as a preventive measure to alleviate pain and to maintain the proper position of the other teeth. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to neighboring teeth as they emerge and, in some cases, become impacted. In some instances, the incorrect growth of wisdom teeth can cause teeth crowding. If wisdom teeth grow in an improper position and are left untreated, you could find yourself experiencing excruciating pain in the long run.

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