Finding an Emergency Dentist “Near Me” and What To Do During a Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency can be unnerving and scary. Whether you’ve cracked a tooth, or an abscess begins throbbing, it can be easy to work yourself up. The first thing you want to do during a dental emergency, is to return back to a calm state of mind. 

Talk yourself out of the panic. Know that finding an emergency dentist “near me”, especially here in Wilmette, is easy to do because now, you have us! 

Wilmette Dental is your emergency dentist nearby and we also service surrounding areas including Evanston, Winnetka, Kenilworth, and Northfield. 



Here’s What To Do During a Dental Emergency

To prevent panic:

  • Simply save our number in your phone, under “Emergency Contacts”
  • Create a new contact and title it: Wilmette Dental – Emergency
  • Enter our phone number: 847-251-0085 
  • “Add to Emergency Contacts”
  • Done! 




Kinds of Dental Emergencies

So what is considered a “dental emergency”? Well, any sudden onset of discomfort in your mouth can be considered an emergency. Common kinds of emergencies include:

  1. Toothaches. Severe or sudden aching in your tooth is a telltale sign that something isn’t right. Toothaches can be dull, increase in pain level, or even stay constant. If you are feeling any heat along your jawline or in your cheeks, you’ll want to get a cold compress and Tylenol started. Then pull up your phone, head to your Emergency Contacts, and call us here at Wilmette Dental. We will take care of everything else!
  2. Cracked, Broken, or Chipped Teeth. We’ve seen it all around here and this type of emergency can be one of the most jarring. These types of emergencies can be accompanied with a fair amount of bleeding, depending on how the crack, chip, or break in the tooth has happened. Try to rinse the area with warm water and get a cold compress on your jaw or cheek as soon as possible. Then, pull your phone out, head to your Emergency Contacts and call us!
  3. Abscess. An abscess is a serious infection that typically occurs in and around the gumline. If left untreated, these infections can spread throughout the body and wreak havoc elsewhere. If you feel a sudden onset of pain, or/and heat, get on the phone with us as soon as possible.
  4. Permanent Teeth Knock-Outs! Maybe you were whipping around on the old tetherball, or lost your footing and knocked a tooth, or set of teeth out. This can happen often during cycling accidents, or other extreme sports, even rough-housing. If this happens to you, remember, not to panic. First, find the tooth or teeth that have been knocked out. If you can reinsert the tooth into the “socket”, please do so! If not, hold the tooth but the top of the tooth, not by its root. Get the tooth in a glass of milk, wet paper towel or cup of water and call us immediately. We will do everything we can to help you get the tooth resecured so you don’t lose it permanently! 

Dental emergencies aren’t something anyone expects to have happen to them, but the truth is, they happen often. At Wilmette Dental, we know how to help, expeditiously working to find you maximum comfort as quickly as possible. Our team of top-tier dentists and hygienists are here to help the Wilmette community and surrounding areas when tough times strike.

So don’t forget, save our number in your phone as Wilmette Dental – Emergency, select us as an Emergency Contact and drop us in your Favorites list on your phone! Then, if the situation ever comes for you, you won’t have to panic!

Wilmette Dental – Emergency
847-251-0085

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