In endodontics, urgent care refers to the immediate care you need when severe tooth pain or trauma occurs. At Advanced Endodontic Specialists in South Barrington, Illinois, Jeffery Linden, DDS, keeps open availability for these situations. Dr. Linden can diagnose the problem and provide relief for your situation. To book an appointment, call the office or request one online today.
Urgent Care Q & A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care in dentistry is like emergency care. You should book an urgent care appointment at Advanced Endodontic Specialists very soon after a tooth injury or the onset of tooth pain. With quick action, you can avoid worsening pain or dental complications.
Urgent care services are necessary when waiting days or weeks for an appointment would put you at risk of a deep infection, or even loss of one of your natural teeth. Dr. Linden keeps open availability for urgent care services since dental emergencies can happen on a whim.
When should I come in for urgent care?
There are a few reasons to consider calling for an urgent care appointment at Advanced Endodontic Specialists. During an urgent care visit, Dr. Linden can evaluate and recommend treatment for:
- Severe tooth nerve pain
- Oral or facial pain
- Pain from infection
- Severe gum inflammation
- Broken teeth
- Traumatic tooth injury
What happens when I come in for urgent care?
When you come in for urgent care at Advanced Endodontic Specialists, Dr. Linden physically examines your mouth to identify the problem. He might use digital x-rays or 3D imaging to evaluate your condition and make a diagnosis. From there he develops a treatment plan before moving forward.
After going over the results of your imaging tests, Dr. Linden can recommend treatments that alleviate pain. He might recommend root canal treatment, root canal retreatment, or endodontic surgery, among other possibilities.
How can I prevent the need for urgent care?
Not all dental complications are foreseeable or even preventable. However, you can significantly reduce your chances of experiencing serious tooth pain by taking initiative with your oral hygiene at home.
To avoid the need for urgent dental care, you should:
- Good oral hygiene
- Regular visits to your general dentistry
- Don’t delay recommended treatments
- Wear a mouthguard in sports
Coming in as soon as possible for an urgent care visit may save your natural tooth. To schedule an urgent care appointment, call for availability or request an appointment online today.