Dental Emergencies

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Dental Emergencies

Do You Need Emergency Dental Care? Westend Dental Can Help 

Dental emergencies can strike when you least expect them. You may be experiencing intolerable pain or the potential loss of a tooth. Whatever the crisis, you need dental help fast. You need an experienced emergency dentist known for quality and patient-centered care. Since 1994, Westend Dental has been providing our patients in Chicagoland with the highest quality care, including emergency dental services.  

Emergency Dental Services Available at Westend Dental 

At Westend Dental, our patients are our top priority. When you need an emergency dental clinic or a walk-in emergency dentist, we are here for you.  

Westend Dental offers:  

And our emergency dental care experts are available for the following emergency needs:

  • Chronic pain and/or extreme tooth sensitivity
  • A lost filling and/or crown
  • Chipped and/or broken teeth
  • A fully or partially dislodged tooth
  • Periodontal (gum) pain or sensitivity
  • Injuries to the tongue, lips or cheeks

When Should You Seek Emergency Dental Care? 

When a dental injury or severe dental pain occurs, it might be tempting to wait for dental care, especially when you are out of town or your regular dentist is not available. In some situations, this may be acceptable. However, getting immediate care could be the difference between saving or losing a tooth.  

You should seek emergency dental services when:  

  • A tooth has been knocked out 
  • A tooth has been fractured or cracked 
  • A tooth has been chipped and is painful 
  • There is pain and an injury inside the mouth, including cuts, punctures, or bleeding on the gums, cheeks or lips, which may require the services of an oral surgeon, apart from Westend Dental  
  • Severe tooth pain from any cause 

If you think you need an emergency dentist, Chicagobased Westend Dental is conveniently located in Lincoln Park and will accept walk-ins during hours for emergency situations. 

Tips to Help You Avoid the Need for Urgent Dental Care

The most important step in avoiding dental emergencies is having a healthy mouth. When you take care of problems as they arise, they often do not reach the emergency stage. See your dentist regularly. 

If you grind your teeth, wear a night guard. Stress or medication can lead to clenching and grinding that damages your teeth and causes pain. 

Wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports to protect your teeth from injury and trauma. 

Avoid biting into hard foods, hard candies, and ice. These foods can chip your teeth.  

How Can Westend Dental Help You? 

From lost fillings to abscess, emergency tooth extraction, and other dental emergencies, our convenient Lincoln Park location can provide urgent dental care. We have been providing emergency dental care in addition to our regular dental care for over 20 years. Westend Dental is here to help. We know the importance of dental health to your overall well-being, and we always make it a priority to see you as soon as possible. 

Our hours are 7 AM – 7 PM Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays we are open from 8 AM until 2 PM. We welcome walk-in patients that need a local emergency dentist. For true medical emergencies or emergencies requiring 24/7 care, Westend Dental asks that patients visit the hospital for the care they will need.  

You can contact Westend Dental online, phone us at 773.244.9500 or email us at Your dental health is always our top priority, and we always welcome present and future clients to contact us to make appointments or with any questions that they my have.

We are here to help. Knowing the importance of dental health to your overall well-being, we always make it a priority to see you as soon as possible.