Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies require immediate attention and we are here to assist you. It is best to call our office right away at 708-695-5750 and discuss the situation. We are the solution if you are looking for emergency dentistry in Elmwood Park, IL.

We know that dental emergencies are never easy but our experienced team knows how to get you comfortable quickly. Our emergency dental care procedures will get you back to everyday life in a short time. If you are in severe pain or seeking emergency care, you can notify us and we will accommodate your emergency to treat you instantly and comfortably.

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What is a dental emergency?

There are many types of dental emergencies – severe toothache, accidentally chipped or cracked tooth, damaged prosthesis, etc. Over 6 months, about 22% of people experience oral problems.

If you encounter any situation, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Are you in severe pain or experiencing severe swelling?
  • Do you have a painful toothache that will not subside?
  • Do you have a loose or knocked-out tooth?
  • Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face in combination with a toothache
  • Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
  • Are you bleeding from the mouth that will not stop?
  • Is your jaw injured?

Any oral problem can be considered as a dental emergency if it requires immediate medical attention to relieve pain, stop bleeding or save a tooth. This even applies to severe dental infections that can be threatening life.

What is not a dental emergency?

It isn't likely to be called a dental emergency when you can take care of the problem yourself without seeing the dentist. For instance, a broken or chipped tooth is only an emergency if the fracture is painful. Likewise, if you have lost a tooth filling, you can wait for a few more days to visit the dentist. 

What’s the best way to handle a dental emergency?

During a dental emergency, the most suitable thing is to contact the dentist to determine if you need to be seen immediately or you should be going to the emergency room. 

It depends on the dental emergency you have encountered, here are a few things that can help in the emergency to relieve the pain:

  • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a mug of warm water and use it as a mouthwash
  • If your tooth is knocked out, place it in a glass of milk until you can see your dentist
  • Try flossing to eliminate any gum pressure
  • Use a cold compress on the swelling or painful area
  • Swish with Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate pain

What Patients Say About Us

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Great doctors, friendly and family atmosphere. They will take good care of you. They offer detailed explanations of any dental procedures you may need. I am glad I found them.

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I have had 4 different consults with doctors in regards of my braces and Dr. Emil exceeded my expectations.

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I was terrified before going to remove my wisdom tooth, it took the doctor 30 sec. & I didn't feel any pain!! Great service, friendly team & good price! Highly recommended.

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I Love this Dentist Everyone there makes you feel good like your not just a patient your a friend Very Clean Place Excellent Customer Service Had an appointment Today and was upset because of things I’m going through..

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I have been going here for years! Love the staff and how they run the facility! Best dentistry in town!

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Jorge Medrano Google review

Dr. Patel did a great job on my root canal took the pain right off. Assistants did a great job and are real friendly couldn't ask for much more.

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Most excellent dental office I have been too very family oriented clean and super friendly caring staff the doctors care about your teeth health I highly recommend this place to anyone

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What a wonderful office! Very modern and clean with an absolutely fantastic staff. I was impressed with how quick and efficient my visit was.

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Heriberto Vera Google review

I recommend this place 👌 I was seen on Friday as an emergency. I had a really bad tooth ache. Luckily Dr. Patel was able to remove the infected tooth in less the 15 minutes

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This is the best place I have ever been, everyone is professional. Got my braces done here with Dr Emil he is Awesome!!!!! Amazing service!! Been to a few places before I went here and this has honestly been the best place.

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Otgonbayar Solongo Google review

I love their service. Doctor Bill is my dentist. He has many years of experience in this field which is helping to trustable. Thank you guys.

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I called Elmwood Dental just before they on a Saturday afternoon. I was in a full panic because the filling in my front tooth had just fallen out. Nadal calmed me down and told me to come right over. I was there in 10 minutes and the staff was waiting for me in the lobby

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Dr. Patel did an amazing job with my extraction I was so nervous and he really made me feel comfortable! Thank you so much!.

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Haven't seen a dentist in a long time and needed some work done. Very friendly staff, and good work."

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