1121 Warren Avenue
Suite 130
Downers Grove, IL 60515


Emergency Dentistry at White Oak Family Dental

At White Oak Family Dental, we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and inconvenient. A sudden toothache, chipped tooth, or lost filling can disrupt your day and cause significant discomfort. That’s why we prioritize emergency dental care and strive to see you as quickly as possible to alleviate your pain and address the issue.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate dental attention to prevent further damage, stop pain, or control bleeding. Here are some common examples:

  • Severe toothache: A persistent or throbbing toothache can be a sign of an infection or other dental problem that needs prompt attention.
  • Knocked-out tooth: Time is critical when a tooth is knocked out. Call us immediately to increase the chances of saving the tooth.
  • Chipped or cracked tooth: A chipped or cracked tooth can cause pain and increase the risk of infection. Depending on the severity, it may require immediate repair.
  • Loose tooth: An adult tooth that is loose can indicate gum disease or other underlying problems. We recommend seeking professional attention to prevent tooth loss.
  • Lost filling or crown: A lost filling or crown can expose the tooth to bacteria and increase the risk of infection. We can replace the filling or crown promptly to restore functionality and protect your tooth.
  • Dental abscess: An abscess is a pus-filled infection that can cause significant pain and swelling. Emergency treatment is necessary to drain the abscess and prevent further complications.
  • Severe bleeding after a dental procedure: Some minor bleeding after a dental procedure is normal. However, excessive bleeding requires immediate attention.

What to expect during an emergency dental visit:

We understand that emergency situations can be frightening. Our friendly and compassionate staff will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable and address your concerns. Here’s a general overview of what to expect during your emergency visit:

  • Initial assessment: We will ask you about your symptoms and dental history. A thorough examination will be conducted to diagnose the problem.
  • Treatment plan: We will discuss the treatment options and answer any questions you may have. The goal is to provide immediate relief and address the underlying issue.
  • Treatment: Depending on the emergency, treatment may involve pain medication, antibiotics, tooth repair, or other procedures.

Don’t wait until the pain is unbearable!

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call White Oak Family Dental immediately at 630-663-0554, or click here to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you through this challenging time and get you back to smiling comfortably as soon as possible.

Remember, a prompt response to a dental emergency can prevent further complications and save your tooth!

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