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Emergency Dentist – Aurora, IL

Fast Emergency Dentistry When You Need it the Most

Are you experiencing severe dental pain that is preventing you from going about your daily life? Serious oral health problems require urgent treatment, which is exactly what our team at Grand Dental - Aurora provides. When you contact our office, we will work to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, usually the same day. For after hours emergencies, our patients have the reassurance that they can reach our dentist on call. Often the Doctor can temporize a painful situation over-the-phone with first-aid guidance.

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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergencies always happen at the most unexpected moments. Because of their shocking and stressful nature, it is hard to know exactly what to do to avoid risking further damage. That’s why you should always contact our office immediately. Our helpful team will schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible, often the same day. After hours, the doctor on call can give you personalized advice and help reassure you through a difficult situation.

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Toothaches are often signs of infections hidden beneath the surface of your tooth. To help relieve your pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, put a cold compress on your face, and swish with a salt water rinse. These will help make you more comfortable until you reach us. 

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Chipped/Broken Teeth

Retrieve any broken-off pieces of your tooth, gently rinse them under cool water and place them in a sealable bag. If the broken portion of your tooth has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax on the area to keep it from scraping your oral tissue. 

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Time is of the essence, so try to get to our office within an hour of the incident. Retrieve your knocked-out tooth being sure to only handle it by the biting surface avoid touching the root. Rinse out your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water. Then put the tooth back into the socket. Alternatively, you can store the tooth in a sealable container of milk or salt water and bring it to your appointment.

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Lost Filling / Crown

It’s important to replace or repair your restoration in a timely manner in order to prevent an infection from developing. If you’re able to retrieve the crown, rinse it under water and temporarily reattach it using a piece of sugar-free gum or a dab of denture adhesive. Contact our office and request an urgent appointment, often a crown can easily be recemented if there in no underlying decay or damage to the tooth surface.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Although you can’t completely avoid dental emergencies, there are some steps you can take to prevent them. Some of these include:

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The only way we can give you the cost of your emergency appointment is to first examine your mouth and determine the underlying problem. Then, we can develop a treatment plan to ease your pain and provide you with a lasting and effective solution to the issue. If you have any questions during your examination, don’t hesitate to ask our staff. We’ll be more than happy to walk you through financing options, or if you have dental insurance, we can help you navigate your benefits.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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When trying to better understand the dos and don’ts of emergency dentistry, it can be overwhelming and confusing. This is why our emergency dentist in Aurora as well as our qualified team of experts have compiled answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients. Below, individuals can find clarification on various topics and be encouraged to contact our team should they have additional questions. We understand we have not answered all inquiries here, which is why our team is ready to answer the call.

Will my toothache go away on its own?

Typically, toothaches do not go away on their own. It is usually an underlying problem that is causing the issue. This is why we strongly recommend that patients visit the dentist to ensure nothing is wrong. It’s best if we rule out any potential issues that may be causing the toothache, especially when looking to avoid more serious problems in the future. If the pain is deep within the tooth’s layer, there’s a good chance it is an infection that will require extensive treatment.

Can the emergency room remove a tooth?

It is illegal for anyone to remove a tooth who does not possess the proper education and training, even in a hospital. This is why we recommend patients visit our office because this type of dental emergency in Aurora is best treated by a licensed dental professional. In a hospital, only antibiotics and pain medications can be given, but the underlying problem can only be treated by a dentist. Also, unless evaluated by an oral healthcare expert, a person may undergo a tooth extraction but only need a root canal.

Do I need to visit for minor chips in teeth?

It’s important to know that minor chips do not heal on their own, so patients are better off scheduling an appointment quickly. Without timely treatment, the tooth can endure further damage. If there are jagged edges or the tooth is sharp, this can result in lacerations to a person’s tongue, cheeks, lip, or gums if not careful. Because there are many ways for a dentist to treat a chipped tooth, it’s best to inquire about an emergency appointment and learn which treatment method is right.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

No, it is better if knocked-out teeth are reinserted into the vacated socket. However, if this is not possible, patients should place the tooth in a container of milk. Rinsing the tooth of any debris is fine but holding it under water for an extended period can cause the root surface cells to become damaged, resulting in the tooth no longer being viable for reintegration. By placing it in milk, it’s possible to keep the tooth viable for up to one hour.

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