In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Dhara Patel’s office, Best Dental Spa at 847.660.6603.
If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment if necessary. If your emergency is after hours call our office number and our answering service will work with you to contact the dentist on call. We can work with you to find a solution that addresses damage and alleviates your symptoms.
Our office can receive a fair amount of dental emergencies that often fall under these categories:
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Dental infection
- Knocked out a permanent tooth
- Severe toothache
- Broken or lost dental restoration
We are able to work with patients of all ages to help them restore their smile. Our professional team:
- Fights tooth infections
- Treats gum swelling
- Provides emergency tooth extraction
- Relieves tooth pain
- Provides dental implants
- Repairs chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Repairs and replaces dental fillings and crowns
Dental Emergency FAQs
While it is always advisable to contact our office for advice in the event of tooth trauma or a dental emergency, there are several commonly asked questions with answers that may help manage the situation until you can be seen.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Call Dr. Patel’s office at 847.660.6603 to seek immediate treatment. If you are experiencing a dire emergency dial 911.
What do I do if I am feeling severe tooth pain?
You can take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel if pain persists and apply a cold compress on the4 outside of the cheek if you are experiencing swelling.
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If possible, retrieve the lost tooth and contact our office immediately. Lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk for transport to us. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced quickly. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures and partials can also be used to replace the missing tooth if it cannot be rescued.
What do I do if my dental crown or filling breaks or falls out?
Contact our office and Dr. Patel will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental restoration. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration or reach your crown or filling.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Patel will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance.
What do I do if an object is stuck between my teeth?
Do not use any sharp objects to try to remove the object as it may damage the tooth or gums. Gently floss between the teeth to see if this can remove the object. Contact our office if you can not remove the object.