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Dr. Peter W. Fry, DDS Reviewed by
Melissa W. A Google User

Dr Fry and his staff have been so amazing! I am so happy with the work he did on my teeth - everything looks natural and as perfect as real teeth should look ! And I really love the fact he is holistic too. Highly recommend this practice for quality and safe dental care.

Chicago residents learn how to care for a dental emergency

A dental emergency can happen at any time, and when it is the result of an accident, it is unavoidable. Dr. Peter W. Fry, D.D.S, is available seven days a week for dental emergencies, but it is important to know what to do until you can get to the office.

Caring for a dental emergency
In the case of a dental emergency proper home care, and seeing Dr. Fry promptly, can make the difference in whether the tooth can be saved.
  • Bleeding mouth – If your cheek, tongue, or lips are bleeding because of a trauma, and you cannot control the bleeding, or there is an open wound, prompt dental care is necessary. Rinse your mouth with warm water, and place a sterile gauze pad over the area and apply gentle pressure to help control the bleeding.
  • Broken tooth – Rinse your mouth gently with lukewarm water. Gentle pressure with a sterile gauze pad can help control the bleeding. Rinse off the pieces of the tooth and place them in a container of milk, and bring them to the office with you.
  • Dislodged tooth – If your tooth has been knocked out of place but is still in the socket, do not try to put it back in place, as this could do additional damage to the tooth. Call the office for an emergency appointment.
  • Knocked out tooth – Carefully pick it up by the crown, rinse it off in cool water, and then put it in a container of milk. Do not try to put it back in the socket this could do damage making it impossible for Dr. Fry to save the tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water, and fold up a sterile gauze pad and use it to place gentle pressure on your gums to control the bleeding.
Non-aspirin over the counter pain medication can be taken to help control the pain until you see Dr. Fry, and an ice pack can be used to control swelling. If you do not have an ice pack you can use a package of frozen vegetables, but they must be wrapped in a towel, allowing anything frozen to contact your skin could result in frostbite.

Dr. Fry is here to care for Chicago patients' dental needs, from preventive to restorative, to emergency care. If it is time for your checkup, call Dr. Fry's office today at 773 - 545 1414, and, to be prepared for an emergency, make sure you have his number in convenient locations like your first aid kit and cell phone.

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