Dealing With A Dental Emergency
Patients who are dealing with a dental emergency should have a quality dentist available. Dr. Kim is readily available to assist patients who are dealing with unexpected situations. Whether a patient has a knocked out tooth or has a severe toothache, the team at his office is ready to help when emergency dental care is needed.
Emergency dental situations may vary in severity, and in some cases, medications can be prescribed for the patient until they have an appointment during regular dental hours.
Here are just a few cases in which patients may want to call Dr. Kim for assistance:
- Lost or loose restoration (dental bridge, crown, veneer, inlay or onlay)
- Knocked out adult tooth
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Severe toothache
- Unusual bleeding or pain in the mouth
Patients can call the practice to describe their condition, and the team will suggest ways to provide self-care if necessary. When it is determined that patients need to see a dental professional, they may benefit from visiting the emergency room or seeking assistance over the phone until they are able to receive care from the dental team.
Many dental emergencies occur during contact sports. Children, teenagers, and adults who participate in sports can avoid many dental emergencies with proper precautions. Patients should wear a protective mouthguard when playing sports to reduce problems associated with direct impact to the mouth, such as a knocked out tooth or a broken restoration. This is just one of many ways patients can avoid certain situations from occurring and negatively impacting their smile.
Emergencies happen, and when patients have a quality dentist such as Dr. Kim on their side, they can rest easy knowing they have a caring, gentle professional who can assist them in improving their smile, and getting them out of the pain and discomfort they may be experiencing in a dental emergency.
Whether you are a new or existing patient of Dr. Kim’s office, you are welcome to contact our practice when a dental emergency arises. Please call (708) 349-3990 when you need help and see for yourself how fast and efficiently his team can assist.