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3 Common Questions about Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies | Pallotto Dental Care | Lansing, IL

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that something was wrong with a tooth? A blow to the mouth, a severe toothache, a filling or crown that falls out – all of these situations can make you wonder if you need emergency dentistry in Lansing, IL.

Any time you have questions or concerns about your teeth or gums, please call Pallotto Dental Care right away. To help you relax and know what to do next, here are a few situations you may encounter.

Why Do I Have Pain When Chewing?

There are many reasons why you might have pain when biting or chewing. Does the painful tooth have a dental crown or filling? If so, the tooth cap or filling might be loose or damaged. 

If your tooth hurts after you bite down on something hard, you might have broken the tooth (or the tooth might just be inflamed). Pain, when chewing or biting down, can also signal a cavity, gum disease, or an infection. Don’t wait to schedule a dental appointment, as waiting can make the situation worse.

What Should I Do If My Dental Crown or Tooth Filling Falls Out?

If your dental crown comes off, save it and call us for a dental appointment. Not only is an exposed tooth painful, but it might also be vulnerable to breaking. There’s no need to save a tooth filling, but you should still call our dental office so we can restore the tooth and end your pain.

Can I Fix My Own Broken Tooth?

A fractured tooth is at risk for infection or even tooth loss. That’s why you should never try to repair a broken tooth yourself – call our dental office for an appointment, and we’ll get you in right away. Avoid chewing on the tooth and take ibuprofen until you can come into our office. We’ll evaluate the extent of the damage and do everything we can to save and protect the tooth.

If you need emergency dentistry in Lansing, IL, don’t wait to call Pallotto Dental Care. We keep appointments open for dental emergencies and will see you as soon as possible.

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