Need Dr. Kacel’s Care Urgently? Call 847.498.4415.
Our Northbrook dental team understands that the very nature of an emergency is sudden, inconvenient and frightening. So if you feel you need to see us immediately –and don’t think the emergency room is your best call—call us on at 847.498-4415 your cell phone and we’ll see you as fast as you can get to 1535 Lake Cook Rd in Northbrook. Someone will always answer your call, 24/7/365.
At Dr. Kacel’s office, we like to think of ourselves as Northbrook’s First Dental Responders ready to stop the pain, repair that broken tooth, replace your lost filling or crown, or ease of erase that severe tooth or mouth pain as completely and as fast as possible. Give us a head’s up with an immediate call to 847.498.4415 so we’re alerted that you are on your way to our office to relieve your pain as fast as possible and reduce the chances of further complications.
IMPORTANT! If you experience intense bleeding or your emergency extends beyond dental care, don’t waste precious time coming to our office and instead, go to the nearest emergency room. Intense bleeding or some other severe health issue may require much more than dental care.
In the meantime—There are some things you may do yourself!
Some situations can be temporarily remedied or improved by following a few simple tips that offer first-aid care until you can see us or get to the ER.
Temporary Crown Falls out
If your temporary falls out and you still have it, dry your natural tooth, apply a small dab of toothpaste to the temporary and reattach it. You may also use dental wax or temporary adhesive, available at most pharmacies. Please call our office so that we can professionally reattach your temporary as soon as possible. Super glue is not the answer and could cause a whole new set of dangers and problems.
Knocked Out Tooth
Rinse the tooth gently under water to remove debris. Place the tooth into the socket it fell from and hold it in place until you get to our office. Otherwise, put the tooth into a baggie of milk and bring it to us so that we can determine whether reattachment is possible.
Cut/Bitten Tongue or Lip
Thoroughly clean the cut, then hold a cold compress against it. If bleeding does not stop, go to your local emergency room. You may need stitches.
A cracked or broken tooth should be rinsed immediately with warm water. Then hold a cold compress against the affected tooth to reduce swelling while on your way to Dr. Kacel’s office—your on-call-to-handle-it-all Northbrook emergency dentist assistance.
Possibly Broken Jaw
If you believe your jaw may be broken, apply a cold compress and proceed to your local emergency room immediately. If you lost or damaged teeth during your injury, please call us, as well.
Rinse your mouth and the area around the tooth, then floss around the tooth to make sure that debris is not causing the pain. Do not put an aspirin on the tooth because it can damage your gum tissue. Call our office for an urgent care appointment if the pain persists. Even if the pain disappears, any severe pain in the teeth or mouth should be examined, and we recommend that you make an appointment at the earliest convenience.
Something Caught Between Teeth
Use dental floss to gently remove the debris, and be sure that you don’t cut your gums with the floss. Do not use a sharp instrument to dislodge the debris. If floss doesn’t help, call our office for an appointment.