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Emergency Treatment

If you are experiencing mild, moderate, or severe dental pain, it’s important to reach out to our emergency dentist in Oak Lawn for help. We prioritize patients dealing with dental pain and make every effort to book them in for an emergency visit as quickly as possible.

Recognizing a Dental Emergency

At Oak Lawn Smiles, we recommend same-day visits for those facing extreme pain or the possibility of losing a permanent tooth. Experiencing an accident that results in dental trauma (such as knocking out or severely damaging a tooth) also qualifies as an emergency. Please contact us right away to schedule your appointment. For patients who are experiencing more mild or tolerable pain, it’s best to contact us to get a professional recommendation.

Common Dental Emergencies

Toothache

There are many possible causes for dental pain in one or more teeth. If the cause is unclear, you will want to visit an emergency dentist in Oak Lawn for a professional assessment. Your dentist can help diagnose the issue and administer treatment to help you.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Also called a dental avulsion, a knocked-out tooth needs to be addressed immediately to have any chance of saving the tooth. Pick your tooth up carefully by the crown (never the root), avoiding excessive handling, and rinse it gently under running water without scrubbing it. Place the tooth in a small jar of milk and bring it with you to the dentist’s office as soon as possible.

Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Tooth

Depending on the damage, your tooth’s root may be exposed or affected by a chip, crack, or break. This can be extremely painful and will likely need to be handled right away.

Object Caught Between Teeth

If you are unable to dislodge a piece of food or other debris from the gaps between your teeth or gums, it’s best to contact your dentist. Leaving foreign objects lodged in your mouth can result in an infection.

Abscess

Dental and gingival (gum-related) abscesses can become very painful and life-threatening if not treated. If you notice soreness in one of your teeth or in an area of your gums, you may have an abscess. An abscess may also appear as an inflamed bump on the gums. Contact us immediately to be seen by our dentist.

Call Our Emergency Dentist in Oak Lawn

Don’t put off dealing with your dental pain. In many cases, delaying an emergency visit will result in more extensive, invasive, or expensive treatments later on. Our team of experienced and compassionate dental workers is standing by to help. Call (708) 424-2150 to reach our front desk.

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What Our Patients Say

I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.
Susan W.

Susan W.

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Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!
Chuck K.

Chuck K.

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I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!
Laurie

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I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.
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Nicki F

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I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.
Andrew J

Andrew J

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The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.
Terri L

Terri L

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I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.

Susan W.

Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!

Chuck K.

I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!

Laurie

I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.

Nicki F

I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.

Andrew J

The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.

Terri L