Here at Miles Family Dental, we understand accidents happen, and emergencies arise without warning. If you experience a trauma or are in an accident that affects your teeth, please call us right away. Our team will make room to see you as quickly as possible so we can manage your pain and prevent the damage from worsening. If you are suffering from a severe toothache, swollen jaw, cracked or chipped tooth, lost or loose tooth or filling, sore gums, or another dental emergency, please contact our office immediately.
Relieving Your Pain the Same Day
As your hometown dentist office, the last thing we want is for any of our patients’ pain to linger. We go to great lengths to take care of each individual who comes through our office. There is no reason to suffer tooth- or mouth-related pain without seeking immediate treatment. Our emergency dental services allow us to help most patients the same day as their accident or the onset of their discomfort. Our hours vary, but we are open Monday through Friday and select Saturdays each week. If you require emergency assistance or need immediate pain relief, call today!
What if I Have an Emergency?
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you in to our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. If you are a Patient of Record and have an emergency after hours, over the weekend or during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Contact us if the pain persists more than a day.
Possible Broken Jaw
In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.
Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out
Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, see a dentist.
Cold or Canker Sores
Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket, and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Seek immediate dental attention.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding doesn’t stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Call Today if You Are Experiencing a Dental Emergency
You can’t predict most dental emergencies, but you can be sure the Miles Family Dental team will be here to help you heal. We will find a remedy for your pain and discuss treatment options right away, so you can get back to having a pain-free smile. If you experience a severe medical or dental emergency that is not listed within our services, please call 911. Our staff values your health and safety above all else. We are here to help with your treatment the best we can. Don’t suffer another minute. If you’ve been noticing soreness, pain, or anything else making your teeth and mouth uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Please contact one of our offices in Antioch, Richmond, or Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.