If you have a toothache, it is important that you come in to see our dentist as soon as possible. We hope you will not hesitate to contact us at Old Orchard Dental should you develop a toothache in Skokie; just one of our expert dentists who will be able to help you is our emergency dentist, Dr. Daniel Au.
Many times when a patient has a toothache, it is because the tooth is infected or damaged in its interior. If this is the case, your tooth will be painful when you eat something that is hot or cold, or when it is pressed upon. When you have this type of toothache you should come in to see our dentist immediately. Our emergency dentist will be able to carefully assess the reason for your toothache in Skokie and provide you with emergency treatment if necessary. If it is determined that your tooth does have damage in its interior, you will need to have a root canal treatment performed by our dentist in order to save the life of the tooth. The good news is that root canal treatments are generally effective in over 90% of cases in which they are performed. However, the sooner a root canal procedure is performed, the more likely it is to be successful. You will be happy to know that if you do need a root canal procedure that you will be able to remain perfectly comfortable during the procedure due to our use of modern dental anesthesia. There can also be other reasons for a toothache such as an abscessed tooth, a cracked filling, or a large cavity.
For an appointment to see our dentist regarding a toothache in Skokie, simply contact our office and let our office staff know the reason for your call. They will be able to set up an emergency appointment for you so that you can get in to see our dentist quickly, and get the emergency care that you need.