Often times, we forget about the dentist until a toothache appears. When concerns about your teeth arrive, it is best to call immediately for an evaluation. There are a variety of reasons you could be feeling aching or sensitivity in your teeth or mouth. Often times, the longer you wait, the worse the consequences can be. Regular dental visits can decrease your chances of toothaches.

Depending on your situation, there may be a few immediate steps to take at home while you are waiting to see Dr. Kimet.

Displaced tooth: If your tooth has been fully knocked out, first rinse the mouth of blood and debris and place a cold compress on the cheek near the injury. Attempt to place the tooth back in the socket. If you are unable to do so, hold the tooth by the crown and place it in a container of warm milk, saline or your own saliva and transport it to Dr. Kimet in this manner.

Fractured tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the check. Take ibuprofen to reduce swelling.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your mouth, call Dental Care of Oak Brook immediately to schedule an examination. Our expert team will have your mouth feeling back to normal in no time.