Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

May 3, 2020
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Posted By: Elk Grove Smile Center

Dental emergencies rarely happen during downtime. They always seem to crop up on the eve of a vacation or during a busy time at work. Fortunately, your emergency dentist in Elk Grove Village, IL is here to help see you through and restore your oral health quickly.

When it comes to dental emergencies, we never want you to be in pain. We never want you to wait it out and hope for improvement. If something is threatening your oral health and well-being, we want to help

Handling Dental Emergencies

Of course, we want you to contact our dental office as soon as possible when you have a dental emergency. However, we also want to share a few self-care measures to see you through until you arrive at our dental office.

Depending on the nature of your emergency, a member of our team will provide immediate instructions over the phone.

In many cases, an over-the-counter pain reliever can reduce toothache symptoms until you see the dentist; icepacks may also help.

If your tooth is knocked out, we recommend rinsing it carefully and placing it in a cup of saliva or milk until you arrive at our dental office.  With timely intervention by an emergency dentist, your tooth can often be saved!

If you have suffered a traumatic injury outside of just dental, we strongly encourage you to visit your local emergency room first. You can contact our dental office or have a friend give us a call after you’ve been checked over and cleared. Your safety is crucial!

Remember, regular dental visits for dental exams and teeth cleanings, coupled with an excellent brushing and flossing routine at home, may lower your risks for infection and decay-related dental emergencies.

Contact Our Dental Office for Emergency Dentistry in Elk Grove Village

Our skilled and compassionate team works hard to treat dental emergencies as soon as possible.

OPEN for ALL procedures

Our office is OPEN for all patients and all procedures. Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have determined it is safe to come to the dentist and have routine dental care done. Our office and staff are following all the recommendations and guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.