“If you think you might be experiencing a dental emergency, including severe jaw pain, call our office right away. We can help you know what to do next, and will get you in to see Dr. Kaltchev or Dr. Chernoff as soon as possible.”
If you or your child has a dental emergency, you can call BK Dental at our Wood Dale location (630) 766-2223 to be seen as soon as possible by Dr. Kaltchev. You may also call our Evanston location (847) 475-4080 to be seen as soon as possible by Dr. Kaltchev or Dr. Chernoff. There’s no reason to suffer in pain – contact us to request an emergency appointment, and we’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency could be any of the following for you or your child:
- You are experiencing severe, unrelenting or stabbing pain in your tooth or jaw
- There is swelling in and / or bleeding from your gums
- A tooth has been knocked out of your mouth or impacted hard enough to loosen it
- A tooth has been severely chipped, cracked or fractured and you are in pain
- Any dental bridgework or a partial denture has broken
- Your lips, cheeks, or gums have been cut by the teeth due to a hard blow to the mouth
What to Do in a Dental Emergency:
Immediately call one of our locations and ask for an emergency appointment. If it is after-hours, an emergency number for the “doctor-on-call” will be provided by our answering service. Please call us!
If a tooth has been knocked out:
- Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Rinse it gently in plain water.
- Place it in the socket if possible and hold in place with a wet gauze, or:
- Wrap in gauze around it and immerse it in cold milk or saliva of the person who lost it.
If a tooth has been loosened or moved out of position:
- Try to gently move the tooth to its original alignment using very light finger pressure.
- Don’t force the tooth back into place if it doesn’t go easily,
- Place a small piece of gauze over the tooth and bite down gently to immobilize it.
If a tooth has been fractured:
- Rinse the mouth with warm water.
- Apply an ice pack or cold compress to reduce the swelling.
- Take an ibuprofen (NOT aspirin) for pain.
As soon as you get to our office, we will bring you back as soon as possible for Dr. Kaltchev or Dr. Chernoff to assess the damage and recommend treatment. You may be directed to either of our two locations depending on scheduling availability and the time of day.