Have you found yourself in a dental crisis and you do not know what to do? Is your situation considered an emergency? Should you just wait until regular dental hours and make an appointment? All these questions lend quite a bit of extra stress to an already potentially dire situation. It is important you have a place you can always count on in these emergency situations. Dr. Dean Dietrich and his team at Pleasant Dental® in Dolton, IL offer an emergency dental clinic and want to be there for you so that you do not have to worry about what to do next.

With such an array of potential dental concerns, it can be difficult determining what is an emergency and what is not. If you let a dental emergency go untreated, it could mean the loss of a tooth. Are you not sure how to determine what kind of situation you are in? Here are some situations that would absolutely be considered an emergency.

You Have A Broken Tooth

If you have a tooth that has suddenly become chipped, but you are not experiencing any kind of pain, you can most likely wait it out. Call the dentist and schedule an appointment. That situation suddenly changes if your tooth is broken or knocked out. First, you will know this is the case as it will cause considerable pain. Seeking emergency care will help alleviate this pain and possibly save your tooth.

Your Gums Are Bleeding

It is not out of normal for your gums to bleed a bit during flossing or brushing if you have a touch of gum disease. It is when this bleeding becomes of an extreme nature, is continuous or is paired with significant pain and/or swelling that it is important to see your dentist as soon as you possibly can. If your dentist is not open weekends and this is occurring, you should reach out to an emergency channel. Bleeding of the gums that you cannot explain could be a sign of periodontal disease. 

We are here to help Call us at (708) 576-1900 or Schedule an Appointment

These are just a couple signs that you may need to see an emergency dentist. Dr. Dean Dietrich is here for you in these trying times and even if you are unsure if your situation demands emergency attention, you can call to describe your situation and find out if you need to come in immediately. Please call at (708) 576-1900.

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