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Emergency Treatment

Our emergency dentist serving River North sees patients experiencing dental pain on short notice. Whether your pain is mild, moderate, or severe, we encourage you to contact our office for an appointment. Our front desk staff will work to get you in as quickly as possible.

What is a Dental Emergency?

If you are experiencing dental pain or believe you are at risk of losing a permanent tooth—you should treat your problem as an emergency. Increased temperature sensitivity, tooth discoloration, or tenderness and swelling of the gums are also signs you need an emergency dentist near River North. Whatever the issue, it’s important to take action quickly so that you can start feeling better soon and avoid more extensive dental treatment later on.

Frequently Asked Questions

As experienced dental care professionals, we’ve heard from patients dealing with all kinds of different dental emergencies over the years. If you don’t see your question below, give us a call!

Why is my tooth throbbing?
A painful and persistent throbbing in your tooth (toothache) indicates that damage has occurred. Even if you can’t see anything wrong with your tooth, there may still be a cavity or infection causing the pain. Over-the-counter pain medicine can help manage your symptoms before your appointment.

I broke/chipped/cracked my tooth—what do I do?
The first thing to do is to rinse your mouth out with warm water. If part of your tooth has broken off, you should try to spit it out to avoid swallowing or biting down on it. Degrees of pain for dental trauma can vary, but if it hurts very badly it’s likely that the root itself has been affected. Applying a cold compress to the affected area of your face, and taking over-the-counter painkillers, can help manage your discomfort while you await your appointment.

Can you save a knocked-out tooth?
By acting quickly and carefully, it is possible to save a natural tooth that’s been knocked out (also known as a dental avulsion). Pick your tooth up from the ground by the crown, avoiding touching the root, and give it a gentle rinse under running water. Call our emergency dentist near River North immediately for an appointment. You can contain the tooth in a small jar of milk while traveling to our office, or try to place it back in the socket it fell from.

There’s something stuck in my teeth—is this a dental emergency?
It may be! Leaving something lodged between your teeth or below your gum line could cause an infection. The first step should be to try to remove it with gentle flossing or a toothpick. If the debris is stubborn, do not try to force it out, as you may damage your tooth or gums. It’s best to make an appointment with a dentist.

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What Our Patients Say

Everything about this Dental Center is welcoming! It looks and feels so nice from the moment you walk in. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel great. They are all caring and there for you. These professionals know what they are doing!!!

Greg E.

The Staff at Windy City Family Dental are excellent in both general and cosmetic dentistry. They are honest and sincere with NO pushy sales and will sincerely discuss pricing without being condescending. Integrity is hard to find these day, thanks to you and your team.

Valerie G.

Charming and professional office!! Makes visiting a dentist enjoyable!! My smile thanks them all!

Elizabeth B.

Fantastic customer service. This is the best experience at a dentist that I have ever had. Dr. Neal really took her time and made me comfortable and explained everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly too. Very professional

Darcy R

"Dr. Neal and Dr. Nedvetsky are fantastic! This office is very professional, they take lots of time, and are very customer service oriented. I cant say enough good things about these guys and their staff.

Jason S

Let me preface that I hate going to the dentist...but not Windy City Family Dental! The staff is insanely friendly and patient. The facility is nice inside. What makes this place great is the people. Everyone from the front office staff to the hygienists to the dentists is awesome. Highly recommend going here!

Nick B

Everything about this Dental Center is welcoming! It looks and feels so nice from the moment you walk in. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel great. They are all caring and there for you. These professionals know what they are doing!!!

Greg E.

The Staff at Windy City Family Dental are excellent in both general and cosmetic dentistry. They are honest and sincere with NO pushy sales and will sincerely discuss pricing without being condescending. Integrity is hard to find these day, thanks to you and your team.

Valerie G.

Charming and professional office!! Makes visiting a dentist enjoyable!! My smile thanks them all!

Elizabeth B.

Fantastic customer service. This is the best experience at a dentist that I have ever had. Dr. Neal really took her time and made me comfortable and explained everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly too. Very professional

Darcy R

"Dr. Neal and Dr. Nedvetsky are fantastic! This office is very professional, they take lots of time, and are very customer service oriented. I cant say enough good things about these guys and their staff.

Jason S

Let me preface that I hate going to the dentist...but not Windy City Family Dental! The staff is insanely friendly and patient. The facility is nice inside. What makes this place great is the people. Everyone from the front office staff to the hygienists to the dentists is awesome. Highly recommend going here!

Nick B