Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
July 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental emergency  

Need an urgent dental appointment? Do you have a severe toothache? Do you have swelling? Emergency dentistry is the branch of dental-emergencydentistry concerned with the treatment of dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are dental problems that require timely attention from a dental practitioner. Dr. Frederic Mrugala has offices in Hickory Hills and Westmont, IL offers a full range of dental services, including emergency care.


What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental problems that need immediate treatment to stop bleeding, relieve severe pain, or save a tooth are considered dental emergencies. Common dental emergencies include loose teeth, knocked out teeth, broken teeth, severe infection, gum abscesses, and tissue injuries. Oral injuries are often very painful and should be treated by your dentist in Westmont, IL, as soon as possible.


What Isn’t a Dental Emergency?

If your dental problem can wait a couple of days, you don’t need emergency treatment. In some cases, dental problems that seem critical are less serious than people think. For instance, if a chipped tooth doesn’t hurt, you can wait to see your dentist during office hours. You also won’t need emergency treatment for tooth pain, as long as the pain is not severe and you don’t have swelling of the face, an abscess, or high fever.


Why is Emergency Care Important?

When patients have a dental emergency, immediate treatment can prevent long-term problems. Prompt emergency dental care can save teeth, while reducing the risk of serious infections that can have long-term consequences. Emergency treatment can also relieve severe pain, so patients can continue to meet their family and work responsibilities.


Why Shouldn’t I Just go to the ER?

The emergency room is ideal for life-threatening, medical emergencies. Emergencies that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention can be handled by your emergency dentist. Hospitals do not have the right equipment or expertise to save or restore teeth.

When a dental emergency happens, it's important to get the right care immediately. Call Dr. Frederic Mrugala at (630) 963-8680 to schedule an appointment in Westmont, IL. Call (708) 598-8363 to schedule an appointment in Hickory Hills, IL. Our world-class dentist handles all types of dental emergencies and will get you out of pain fast!