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Emergency Dentist – South Elgin, IL

Immediate Dental Care for Patients of All Ages

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If you are struggling with a sudden dental emergency, our team at Grand Dental – South Elgin wants to be here to provide the care you need, no matter your age. As an emergency dentist in South Elgin, Dr. Siewert can treat dental injuries of all kinds using the latest in advanced technology. From chipped and cracked teeth to knocked-out teeth and lost restorations, we can deliver timely solutions to help you walk away with a damage-free smile in no time. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call our dental office. A member of our team will work to get you in on the same day.

Why Choose Grand Dental – South Elgin for Emergency Dentistry?

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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The most important step when dealing with a dental emergency is to call our office. A member of our team will determine how quickly you need to come in for an appointment. In the meantime, we can offer helpful tips to make managing your pain and other similar symptoms easier until you reach our office.

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If you have a persistent toothache that will not go away, it’s best to take an over-the-counter pain reliever and wait for your appointment. If the discomfort is caused by a lodged object between your teeth, warm water and dental floss can help remove it.

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Chipped/Broken Teeth

Attempt to retrieve the chipped or broken piece of tooth with you to your appointment. Make sure that you rinse out your mouth before using dental wax or sugarless gum to cover any jagged areas that might otherwise harm your soft oral tissues.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

If you can, bring the tooth with you to the dentist’s office. In the meantime, rinse your mouth to flush out any existing debris. You can try to reinsert the tooth into the vacant socket and hold it in place by gently biting down. You may also store it in a container of milk or saliva so that the root remains viable.

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Lost Filling / Crown

Although it may cause you to panic, losing a dental filling or crown is not uncommon. Many dentists will see patients a few days after the incident. If you prefer, you can use dental cement to help hold your crown in place temporarily; however, if you’re not comfortable with this approach, you may bring it with you to your appointment, and instead, be mindful when chewing on that side of your mouth.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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No one wants to visit the dentist’s office for an emergency, so it’s important that you be mindful of what you can do to safeguard your smile. You can:

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The cost of emergency dentistry is not the same for everyone. Each patient comes to our office with various injuries, which is why we must treat every case individually. The type of treatment we recommend as well as the status of your oral and overall health will be considered so that we can craft a plan that is customized to your needs. In turn, we will formulate a cost estimate that aligns with your budget while also working to maximize your benefits to help you save.

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