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In the midst of a dental emergency? We can help!

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Why contact us for Dental Emergencies?

A dental emergency is typically the result of trauma or injury to the face. Knowing what to do during a dental emergency can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Most dental emergencies require swift action and an immediate appointment. At Smile Dental Care, we always leave time available for emergency appointments. The following information will help you take the necessary steps before you receive emergency treatment.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Broken Fillings
Knocking Out a Tooth
Chipped and Broken Teeth
Dental Pain and Trauma
Dental Abscesses
Excessive Bleeding

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Fantastic staff

Great visits every time I’ve come here. I pass about 7 dental offices on my way here and will continue to. This office is clean, modern and I feel very comfortable here. Deep scaling today and it was virtually painless aside from a couple pinches. The staff is great.

- Maleia S.

Fantastic Team!

I recently visited the clinic and Dr Alex and her assistant Alejandra did a wonderful job on my tooth. They both made me feel very comfortable and relaxed at the time of the procedure. Also ,the staff the front desk was very nice and professional. I highly recommend their clinic!

- Otto R.

Highly Recommend

Amazing experience, very friendly. The best dentist I’ve been to. Made me feel comfortable and no pain when extracting my teeth. Will definitely be making them my primary dentist!

- Helen C.

Dental Emergency FAQ's

A broken filling is a minor and fairly common emergency. If you notice a broken or dislodged filling, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. A broken filling will put your tooth at risk of developing further decay. During your appointment, will replace the filling to improve the structure and seal off the area from harmful bacteria.
If you or a family member knocks out a permanent tooth, there are a few steps you should take to save the tooth. The most important thing you can do is keep the tooth moist at all times. If possible, put the tooth back in the socket. You can also place the tooth in a small container of water or milk. Milk is preferred. When handling the tooth always hold it from the crown, never the root. Do not remove or scrub off any attached tissue fragments. You have the best chance of saving the tooth if you receive treatment within the hour.
If you chip or break a tooth, the first thing you should do is collect all the pieces. Next, you should immediately rinse out your mouth with warm water to clean the area. While a chipped tooth may not immediately constitute a dental emergency, it may worsen over time. We may suggest dental bonding or a dental crown to improve the aesthetics and function of the tooth.
Significant pain is one of the biggest indicators that you may be in the midst of a dental emergency. Trauma and injuries as the result of sporting and other physical activities are easily preventable with a mouthguard. If you do experience trauma, you can reduce the swelling with a cold compress. Pain that seems to appear out of nowhere may be the result of tooth decay or infection. Severe toothaches may require a restorative treatment, such as a root canal.
An abscess is typically the result of a bacterial infection near the root of a tooth. This is a serious condition that can damage your surrounding teeth or soft tissues when left untreated. If you are diagnosed with an abscess, it must be drained as soon as possible to remove the infection. In many cases, the infection is the result of decay within a tooth that spreads outside of the root. Once we remove the abscess, you may need a root canal to fully restore your oral health.
Excessive bleeding is often the result of soft-tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries include those to the tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums. To control the bleeding, you can rinse your mouth with a salt-water solution and place a moist gauze pad to the bleeding area. You can control the pain with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Advil or Ibuprofen. If the bleeding does not stop, be sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

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Address: 4889 S. Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632

Phone: 872-266-2202


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