Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Same-Day Emergency Dental Care

How can we help you?

At our office, we empower our patients to take charge of their own dental care and treat them as a valued member of their dental team. Effective education and understanding of the dental procedures and treatments we recommend is a part of that.

We encourage and welcome questions. Take a look at this selection of questions our patients ask often. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you.
 

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care

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If you have a broken tooth -- or any other dental emergency -- call us immediately for a same-day emergency dental appointment. Our office will treat the problem, relieve your pain, and work together with you to set up a plan for ongoing maintenance, if necessary.

emergency dental care elk grove villageDental emergencies are a fact of life, and we’ve set our schedule to be able to accommodate most emergencies promptly – usually on the same day.

Call Us For a Dental Emergency

If you are having a dental emergency during regular office hours, simply call our Elk Grove Village dental office and tell the receptionist that you are having an emergency. Our receptionist is trained to ask the correct questions so that we can determine how quickly you need to be seen. In most cases, we can get you in that very same day.

If your emergency occurs after hours, call our regular number and you will be given further instructions. We can help you stay comfortable until the office opens in the morning or we may determine that it would be best for you to go to the emergency room.

Your Treatment is Our Priority

Our priority when treating an emergency is to relieve pain and prevent further damage. This may mean performing a root canal or extracting a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. Before we perform any treatment – even emergency treatment – we will discuss your options with you and let you know our recommendation and why we are making that recommendation. The final decision, however, is always in your hands.

Once the immediate issue is treated, we will plan for any necessary further treatment, which may include a dental crown or other restoration.

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.

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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.