Emergency Dentistry in West Loop, Chicago

We’re Here For You

Accidents are never planned, and not knowing what requires prompt treatment and what can wait is part of the stress. Our team is on your side with emergency services to get your child out of pain and back to smiling. Unsure if they are having an emergency? Keep reading or give us a call so we can work with you to assess and solve the problem.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Loose Permanent Teeth

If your child has a loose permanent tooth due to an injury or accident, it is considered a dental emergency. Seeking immediate dental care can increase the chances of saving the tooth and preventing further damage.

Infected Tooth

An infected tooth is a dental emergency that requires urgent attention. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, and sensitivity to hot or cold. Ignoring an infected tooth can lead to abscess formation and potential complications.

Fallen Tooth

If a tooth falls out unexpectedly, typically due to trauma, it is considered a dental emergency. Handle the tooth gently by the crown (top) and avoid touching the root. Promptly seek dental care to increase the likelihood of successful reimplantation.

What to Expect

The Emergency Care Process


Stay Calm & Call Us

We know it’s not easy but when your child’s facing a dental emergency, the first and most crucial step is to stay calm. Take a deep breath, and immediately reach out to our expert team. Describe the situation, and our caring team will guide you through the next steps, providing reassurance and ensuring you receive the care your little one needs.


Assess the Problem

Once you've contacted us, it's time to assess the problem. Our dental professionals will ask you specific questions to better understand the severity of the situation. Based on the assessment, we'll advise you on how quickly you should seek treatment or if there are any immediate actions you can take to alleviate your child’s discomfort.


Same-Day Treatment

Rest assured that we prioritize your child’s emergency and offer same-day treatment for urgent cases. Our skilled team is equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies promptly and efficiently. Your child’s comfort and safety are important to us. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions.

Got Questions?

 Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I don't treat it in time?

Timely treatment is crucial to prevent potential complications and ensure your child's oral health. Delaying treatment for dental issues, such as cavities or tooth decay, can lead to the spread of infection, pain, and potential damage to neighboring teeth. Additionally, untreated dental problems may impact your child's overall health and well-being. At Floss Academy, we are here to address any concerns promptly and provide the necessary care to safeguard your child's smile.

My baby's tooth fell out! What do I do?

Congratulations on this exciting milestone! When your baby's tooth falls out, it's a natural part of their dental development. First, reassure your little one that this is a normal process and a sign of growing up. To care for the empty space, gently clean the area with a soft cloth. Encourage your child to avoid touching the site with their tongue or fingers to promote healing. However, if a baby tooth falls out before its time, it's essential to contact us immediately. Premature tooth loss can occur due to accidents, injuries, or dental issues like severe decay. Baby teeth are the blueprint for your child’s adult teeth. When a baby tooth falls out prematurely, it may affect the alignment and spacing of the permanent teeth that will eventually emerge. To ensure proper development and prevent future dental complications, our team will assess the situation and discuss the best course of action. In some instances, space maintainers may be recommended to preserve the proper alignment of the incoming permanent teeth.