Whether you have a toothache, a cracked tooth, a missing or loose piece of dental work, or any other dental emergency, Dr. Kella is here to help. We offer convenient, efficient dental care when you need it most. If you're experiencing a dental emergency in Anersonville, give us a call as soon as possible to get the treatment you need to smile again! You can reach us at (773) 273-7277 to schedule a same-day appointment.
Absolutely! At Lakeshore Dental Studio, we know the dental emergencies are often painful and never convenient. That's why we do our best to see our patients as soon as possible. We offer same-day, early morning, and weekend appointments to make dental care as convenient as possible for our patients, even in emergencies. If you need an emergency appointment, give us a call at (773) 273-7277 so we can prepare for your visit. However, we also accept walk-ins at our office in Andersonville. Our address is 5505 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
The most obvious category of emergencies includes oral injuries, such as a cracked, chipped, damaged, or knocked-out tooth. However, there are many other things that count as emergencies, such as a painful, prolonged toothache, a pulled-out or damaged piece of dental work (like a filling), or even a piece of food or debris that is stuck between your teeth and won’t come out.
As a general rule of thumb, you are experiencing a dental emergency if you are in pain and discomfort, and you do not know how to treat your issue on your own. It is important to come to see Dr. Kella for an appointment right away if you think you are having a dental emergency for the best chance of saving your tooth and avoiding more costly treatment down the road.
First, recover the tooth. Grab it by the crown (top) not by the fragile root (bottom). Rinse it off with warm water, if necessary, and gently put it back into the socket or into a baggie of cold milk. Call us and come to our office as soon as you can.
A knocked-out tooth must be re-implanted and splinted within 1-2 hours for it to survive. If you wait longer than this, it will begin to die, and we may not be able to save it. Don’t delay. Come to see Dr. Kella as soon as you can.
Emergency dental care is critical because it gets you out of pain, restores your tooth, ensures that your mouth is healthy, and prevents further complications. If you ignore your toothache or any other oral issue, it will only become worse and require more invasive, costly treatment down the road. Getting help from an emergency dentist as soon as possible gives us the best chance of saving your tooth. It also allows you to get relief from your pain and discomfort, and get back to your day-to-day life more quickly.
"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"
"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."
"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."
"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."
"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to! The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"
"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"
"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."
"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"
"Moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new dentist. Great attention, lovely environment and wonderful service. BONUS... I highly recommend this NEW dental office and Dr. Kella and his staff"
"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"
"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"
"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"