A lingering toothache, a broken or lost crown, or trauma to any of your oral cavities—all are reasons to call Hoffman Estates emergency dentist Dr. Becker. He will see you today, relieve your pain, and let you know your treatment options.
Do You Really Need to See an Emergency Dentist?
Yes. Like most other emergencies, if you delay getting help for a dental emergency, the problem will only get worse. Listed below are some common dental issues and why urgent treatment is needed.
- Toothache – A lingering toothache is usually a symptom of an infection that will continue to spread until it’s treated. Infected tooth pulp, or the living tissue inside a tooth, is removed with root canal treatment. The damaged pulp needs to be replaced with a dental filler material, and the weakened tooth will be protected from further damage with a dental crown.
- Cracked tooth – A cracked tooth might not hurt, or you may only feel occasional pain. But without professional dental care, the pulp can become irritated and damaged, the crack can spread, and the tooth might need to be extracted.
- Trauma – An accident or injury can cause impact to your mouth and teeth. Your teeth, cheeks, tongue, or other oral cavities can be damaged. Although you might not see any visible damage, Dr. Becker will check your mouth and teeth for less-obvious issues and signs of internal damage.
- Broken or lost crown – A dental crown is designed to protect an already damaged or weak tooth. If you have broken or lost a crown, your tooth needs to be protected with a temporary crown until a new one is made.
Nervous about Dental Appointments?
Don’t let nervousness or fear of dental appointments prevent you from seeing an emergency dentist. At Poplar Crossing Dental, we see many anxious patients. We won’t scold or tease you about your anxiety. Instead, we’ll help you feel welcome and relaxed. Dr. Becker is a gentle dentist who is highly skilled in providing comfortable, painless treatment. If you are especially anxious, visit our sedation dentistry page to learn how nitrous oxide can help you relax.
Call us now to get help with your dental emergency.