A Dental Emergency Won’t Ruin Thanksgiving [BLOG]

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As we inch closer to Thanksgiving weekend, a dental emergency is probably the last thing on your mind. In fact, all your holiday fantasies are likely centered on teeth that are working at optimum performance, right?

It’s a time when we look forward to eating all sorts of delicious food more than any other time throughout the year. That’s why our team at Brar Dentistry wants to make sure that if you injure a tooth on a bone while chomping on a turkey leg, you know exactly what to do.

Dental emergencies can strike when you least expect it. But with a little planning, you can have everything you need literally at your fingertips! Today, we’re sharing some tips that will help you handle a potential dental emergency with ease so it doesn’t ruin your Thanksgiving weekend.

Dental Emergencies Can Threaten Your Holiday Fun!

It would be wonderful if we could coast through life where everything always goes as planned. But the reality is that when you least expect it, things can take a dramatic turn. This is why hospitals have emergency rooms, right?

Sometimes accidents happen, and unless you’re prepared, it can easily send you into a panic and make the situation worse as a result. That’s what our team at Brar Dentistry hopes to prevent.

There are a number of ways you can keep a cool head if you or someone you care about has a dental emergency. Holidays, particularly, are a time when things can easily escalate. You’re in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner or you’re out to lunch in the midst of Black Friday shopping. A dental emergency can flip your entire weekend upside down.

Keep Our Contact Info Handy!

It seems like some people are just able to stay calm in a crisis no matter what. For the rest of us, it helps to have a plan!

One of the best ways to prevent panic in a dental emergency is to know who to call. You don’t want, or need, to waste time searching online for the nearest emergency dental services.

We suggest storing our contact information in your phone so that when you need help, you’ve already saved yourself several minutes. You can reach Brar Dentistry at 630-883-0970, and the best part, is that we have four convenient locations to serve you in the Chicago area!

Keep A Dental Emergency Kit Handy!

Most people probably keep some kind of first-aid kit in their home or their car. It’s just as helpful to have a kit handy containing items more specific to dental emergencies. You can grab it at a moment’s notice, tend to the injury, and possibly save a tooth while you wait for dental care.

If your first-aid kit is large enough for a separate dental compartment, use that. If no, make sure to keep your dental emergency kit nearby and have it labeled appropriately. You can toss in the following items, many of which you probably already have at home!

-Saline solution

-OTC pain reliever (non-aspirin)

-Cotton balls or gauze


-A toothbrush

-Cool compress

-Small sealable container

-Disposable gloves

-A tongue depressor & dental mirror

-Small flashlight

Everyone’s dental emergency kit will look a little different, but the important thing is that by including these items and keeping them in a safe place, you can easily access all you might need should the worst happen.

If you’d rather leave the kit preparation to someone else, you can also shop online. You’ll find a variety of kits that contain similar items so your next dental emergency goes smoothly!

Trust Brar Dentistry With Your Dental Emergency!

Being prepared is key to staying calm in a dental emergency. When you have a plan in place, you can have the peace of mind you need to enjoy the upcoming holiday season.

What’s even more comforting is that you have Brar Dentistry on your side should a dental emergency threaten disaster for you Thanksgiving weekend. We will do all we can to make sure you’re out of pain and that your teeth and gums and are strong and healthy.
Remember to count on our team when you have a dental emergency in the Chicago area. Call us today at 630-883-0970 or fill out our online form. We have 4 locations to serve you in St. Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL.

Jeff Hoadley

I was in your office 11/24/17 for an emergency extraction. Also a very edgy and nervous patient having had a traumatic dental experience much earlier in life. From the time i came through the doors all staff was pleasant, professional and courteous. I can't remember staff name as of now but they ...