Elk Grove Smile Center

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can mean many things, including a toothache or soft tissue injury. It can be an unexpected oral health change or an ongoing issue that was not addressed and suddenly worsens.

Your emergency dentist in Elk Grove Village defines dental emergencies as any dental condition or event that threatens the integrity of your teeth and gums or causes you oral distress.

Common dental emergencies can be defined as:

  • Toothache or tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw discomfort or a swollen appearance
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration, including filling
  • Tooth or restoration knocked out
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Object stuck or lodged in the mouth or between teeth

Of course, some dental emergencies do not fit neatly on a list, which is why we want you to give us a call if you notice any dental health changes. Our team members are trained to analyze your symptoms and make the right decision for your oral health and well-being.  

In some cases, your situation may not be a dental emergency, but we may want to see you sooner rather than later—a small chip in your tooth, for example.

We Treat Dental Emergencies in Elk Grove Village, IL

If you have a dental emergency or think you may have one, we want to hear from you as soon as possible.