Emergency Dentist in Streamwood and Hoffman Estates, IL
Emergency Dental Office in Streamwood & Hoffman Estates
Because dental emergencies may occur at any time, Streamwood Family Dentistry provides emergency dental care for our patients to help minimize their discomfort and restore or save their teeth. With the proper evaluation and immediate attention, many dental emergencies can be successfully treated. Whether you have painful wisdom teeth, a chipped or knocked-out tooth, or painful swelling in your gums, Dr. Lucy Shah, Dr. Kalpit Shah and our entire team will do our best to attend to your dental emergency as quickly as possible. We offer evening and weekend hours to accommodate many types of dental emergencies to help our patients avoid costly treatment alternatives in the future.
Helpful Tips for Many Common Dental Emergencies
Knowing what to do in an emergency dental situation can increase your chances for successful treatment. The main thing to remember is to try to keep calm while determining if you require immediate dental care. Here are some helpful tips for dealing with many common dental emergencies:
- Knocked-Out Tooth – Call us immediately – you have the highest chance of restoring the tooth if it’s returned to its socket within an hour of being knocked out. You may rinse your tooth with water but don’t scrub it. You may store it in a glass of saline (sterile water) or milk during transport. In addition to the knocked-out tooth, you could have nerve damage or a jaw fracture.
- Broken Filling or Lost Crown – This happens more than you would expect – call us immediately to schedule an appointment. Try to keep the affected area as clean as possible by rinsing it. If it’s easily located, bring your crown with you to the appointment so that we can evaluate it and determine whether or not it can be placed back onto your tooth.
- A Severe Toothache – A toothache can be caused by a variety of issues ranging from minor to serious. Try taking over-the-counter pain medication and be sure to clean the affected area with warm water and dental floss to ensure that lodged food or debris isn’t the culprit for your pain. If the pain persists, call us immediately for an appointment. You could have an abscess, infection, or another serious dental issue that needs to be addressed.
Experiencing a Dental Emergency in Streamwood? Call Today!
Our intention at Streamwood Family Dentistry is to see patients requiring emergency dental care during the same day whenever possible. We’ve actually set aside a certain amount of time every day to treat dental emergencies, so always call our office immediately to determine our availability before going elsewhere. Our dental office is conveniently located in the Emerald Shopping plaza on the corner of Schaumburg Rd. and Rt. 59, and offers flexible evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of busy professionals and their families.