Immediate Dental Care Is Just A Phone Call Away
A dental emergency can be painful, and if you can’t get immediate treatment, any number of complications can arise. If your dentist tells you that it will take a day or longer to get you in for treatment, you are left in pain and without any end in sight. At the office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, we will always make time to prioritize our patients having a dental emergency in Belleville, IL – call us immediately at 618‑235‑5141!
When you have a dental emergency, the last thing you want is to have to wait for an appointment. Our team understands that when emergencies happen, they are not on your schedule. We can generally see emergency patients the same day they call, so if you are having a dental emergency in Belleville, IL, please do not wait to call us.
Immediate dental care is essential to cut the risk of infection. If a wound is left without treatment, even for a short time, complications can quickly leave you in even more pain than the original injury! When you call our office, you’ll be seen as soon as possible so that we can minimize any chances of infection as well as preserve any damaged teeth so we can restore your smile immediately!
What should I do if …
… I have a broken tooth? If you have fractured a tooth, collect every piece of the tooth that you can. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply gauze to help stop bleeding. Applying a cold compress on the outside of your skin where the injury is can help reduce swelling and pain.
If the tooth has sharp edges, you can reduce the chances of cutting yourself by covering the tooth with wax or gauze. Call our office as soon as you can.
… I have dislodged or knocked out a tooth? A fully intact tooth knocked out of the mouth can be saved! Clean it, but please do not remove any attached tissue. Do not touch the root of the tooth for any reason! Place it in a cup of milk, and call our office immediately. If you have dislodged a tooth but it is still in place, apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain. You can also take acetaminophen or ibuprofen per directions.
… I’m having swelling/pain/fever without injury? If you are having symptoms like these, you may have an infection. Prompt dental care can reduce your chances of complication. If you have swelling, pain, or a fever, call us as soon as you can! You may be in need of a root canal or gum disease treatment. We can offer you immediate, effective treatment to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health.
Make An Appointment
Whether you are experiencing a dental emergency in Belleville, IL or not, you can call us at 618‑235‑5141 to schedule a visit. We are generally able to see dental emergency patients the same day they call. Don’t hesitate with the health of your mouth! If you are not experiencing an emergency but still need to get in touch, you can also send us a message using our online contact form. Just fill it out, click submit, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
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