If you have an injured tooth or an annoying toothache, don’t put it off or try to treat it yourself. Downers Grove emergency dentist Dr. Michael Morgan can see you today. Call us now at 630-325-2525. Dr. Morgan will examine your tooth, find the cause of the pain, and perform a quick procedure to relieve your pain. Then he will recommend further treatment to completely fix your tooth.
Reasons to See an Emergency Dentist
When you have a nagging toothache, it’s usually a symptom of an infection. Infection can result from tooth decay, trauma, or periodontal (gum) disease. Although over-the-counter medication may give you temporary pain relief, it won’t get rid of an infection. An infection will continue to spread until it’s treated. Your jawbone and other teeth can be affected. In severe cases, it can spread into your bloodstream.
A root canal treatment removes infection from your tooth. In most cases it’s painless. Don’t let scary stories you’ve heard prevent you from getting help. After the infected pulp tissue in your tooth is removed, the tooth will be cleaned out and filled with root canal filler material. The tooth will be sealed and usually will then need to be protected with a dental crown.
A Lost Crown or Filling
Crowns and fillings are designed to protect your teeth. If a crown is damaged or lost, or if you lose a filling, the tooth can decay, weaken, or crack. It’s a dental emergency. If you delay, it can take more time and money to restore your tooth.
A tooth that is chipped, broken, or loose should be treated right away. As you put pressure on your teeth when you bite or chew, the damage can get worse. Early treatment helps minimize the damage. If you have the portion of your tooth that chipped or broke off, kept it moist and bring it with you to your appointment. It may be possible to use it in restoring your tooth.
Nervous about Your Appointment?
Like millions of people, any dental appointment may make you nervous. An emergency can increase your anxiety. Dr. Morgan is compassionate, friendly, and gentle. He is highly skilled at giving patients pain-free treatment. Our staff is sensitive to anxious patients. We won’t tease, scold, or embarrass you. Many patients benefit from anxiolysis. It can help you relax and have a productive dental visit. Learn about this treatment on our sedation dentistry web page.
You’ll be impressed at our commitment to make you comfortable and give you a positive dental experience. Call us now at 630-325-2525.
“Thank you so much for helping me out. You and your staff amaze me with your compassion. My tooth is doing very well—like new! I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and help.” – Carla