When you chip or crack a tooth, are experiencing a toothache, or have an infection, the only thing you care about is getting fast treatment for tooth pain. As with most types of emergencies, severe dental pain or sudden trauma to the mouth rarely happens at a convenient time. It may wake you up at night or happen when all dental offices in the area have closed for the night or the weekend. You may either tough it out or feel like you have no choice but to go to the emergency room. However, visiting an emergency dentist is the best choice in most cases.
Don’t Delay in Seeking Treatment
At Smiles of La Mesa, an emergency dentist is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You just need to call 630-282-6757 to speak to someone right away. We will try to determine the problem by phone and then dispatch one of our dentists to meet you at the clinic. Your dentist will complete a brief oral exam to discover the best solution for the problem. That may be surgery, an oral medication, or a temporary restoration.
It’s important to keep in mind that emergency dental care should not take the place of regular dental care. You will need to follow up with your regular dentist to ensure that you’re healing as expected.
Extracting a Tooth to Relieve Pain
Even when your pain is intense, we always strive to save your tooth rather than extract it. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to get your tooth extracted. The most common reasons for this are severe decay and trauma to the mouth where the tooth cannot be saved. Your dentist will seek your permission before going ahead with the extraction. Once it has taken place, our staff will provide you with aftercare information as well as options for permanent restoration.
We are happy to be available to you 24 hours a day at Smiles of La Mesa.