Dental Emergency

New Family Dental

General Dentists located in Arlington Heights, IL

Between knocking out a tooth, suffering from an infected tooth, or severely biting your tongue or cheek, a dental emergency can certainly feel overwhelming. But with the help of the compassionate emergency dentists at New Family Dental in Arlington Heights, Illinois, you can receive the dental services you or your child need for an urgent care manner. You can book an emergency dental visit online, or you can call to speak with a team member about a same-day appointment.

Dental Emergency Q & A

What is a dental emergency?  

A dental emergency means that you experience sudden trauma or injury to your mouth, or that you’re experiencing acute, sharp pain. The following are some of the most common dental emergencies, both adults and children face.

  • Lost filling
  • Broken tooth
  • Infection (abscess) 
  • Knocked out tooth  
  • Decay or holes in teeth
  • Open sore or cut from a bite in your tongue or inner cheeks

You may even be suffering from a dental emergency if you take a blow to your jaw and feel pain or stiffness, notice a dislocation, or experience lockjaw. 

When should I see an emergency dentist?

The highly skilled dental emergency team at New Family Dental encourage you to come in for a visit if you’re experiencing any kind of oral health issue that seems urgent. It’s important to come in as soon as possible if you’re:

  • Bleeding for more than 10 minutes
  • Noticing swelling or inflammation
  • Unable to open or close your jaw
  • Experiencing severe pain

And of course, it’s important to visit New Family Dental for an emergency dental visit if you have a minor to severe broken tooth injury. 

How do I prepare for an emergency dental appointment?

At New Family Dental, the compassionate dental team understands how frightening a dental emergency can be. While you can certainly book an appointment directly through the website, the team encourages you to call for urgent issues.

The dental team wants you to come in as quickly as you can if you have a dental emergency. But there are a few things you can do to prepare (if possible), such as:

  • Put pressure on a wound with gauze  
  • Bring in your valid identification and insurance card
  • Bring in all of your medications or make a list of them
  • Place a knocked-out tooth in a container with saliva or milk (if applicable)

New Family Dental is available to handle any kind of dental emergency you may have, from placing a filling in holes or fractures to putting a knocked-out tooth back in its socket or performing a root canal. No dental emergency is too minor or too severe. 

If you have a dental emergency, contact New Family Dental as soon as possible. While you’re welcome to schedule a visit online, you can also call the office to speak with a team member.