Your smile has a lot more to do with your wellbeing than you may initially think. Of course, you feel good when your teeth look good, but you also feel very good when your teeth are healthy. Unhealthy teeth are painful teeth. What you can get from an emergency dentist in a very specific part of your town is care focused on the elimination of discomfort and inconvenience. The secondary focus of emergency dental care is to improve oral health and decrease the risk of further problems.
There are a number of factors involved in tooth damage. With routine care, it is possible to address them in a manner that diminishes their power to hurt the smile. We encourage patients of Smile More Today to maintain six-month recall visits so that we may work with them in a preventive manner. We are also available to treat new and existing patients for urgent concerns should they arise.
Toothaches are the most common type of dental emergency. At the first sign of discomfort, care should be obtained. It is important to recognize the signs of decay, which can be as mild as sensitivity to warm and cold temperatures.
A lost or cracked filling also needs to be fixed right away. The role of a filling is to restore structure to a damaged tooth by closing a hole made by oral bacteria. If a filling falls out or it becomes cracked, bacteria may enter a hard to reach area and make their way inward through soft tissues, leading to infection.
Abscess is an infection that may occur near the root or gum tissue. This problem deep in the gums or tooth requires treatment in order to prevent the spread of disease to surrounding tissues and to the body via the blood.
Lost crown. A crown is needed to protect a fragile tooth. Should a crown become loose or fall off, it needs to be replaced as quickly as possible. While adhesive may be found in some retail stores, the best way to replace a crown for long-term health and functionality is with your dentist. Putting a crown back on at home may allow bacteria into the area being covered, thus inviting infection.
Dental emergencies can be very stressful. Dr. Kumar provides efficient, gentle care to get you back to your normal routine as soon as possible, without additional anxiety. If you find yourself in need of urgent dental care, contact Smile More Today in Chicago or Vernon Hills at 224-324-3151.
We are serving our patients throughout the Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Chicago locations.