Dental emergencies are never convenient and deserve your full attention. Make sure the dentist you choose takes them as seriously as you do and can help you get out of pain fast. The Brar Dentistry family has four area locations to help you:
- Envision A Smile: 2019 Dean St., St. Charles, IL 60175
- Brar Dentistry: 300 Randall Rd., South Elgin, IL 60177
- Brar Dentistry: 1653 Main St., Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118
- Pro Dental Care: 228 Randall Rd., Elgin IL 60124
What is a dental emergency?
In the clinical sense, a dental emergency is any situation that is an immediate threat to the life of your teeth or the health of your dental structure. In the real sense, a dental emergency is whatever you feel is an emergency. It is always better to be safe than sorry. If you come into our office with a dental emergency, we will take care of you.
Some common dental emergencies that we see at Brar Dentistry include cracked or broken teeth. These issues put the life of your teeth in danger. Infected teeth is a big issue as well. Not only can the infection cause you to lose your tooth, but it could put the rest of your teeth in danger as well.
What should I do when I have a dental emergency?
The first thing you need to do is call our office immediately at 630-883-0970. We will help you know what your next steps should be. We will outline any first aid that you can do to give your smile the best chance of survival and begin making arrangements for your arrival. This way, we can get you in to see Dr. Brar or Dr. Bram as quickly as possible.
Will I have to wait to see the dentist?
You may have to wait a little, but we will do all we can to get you in quickly when you get here. We accept walk-ins and are open until 7:00 p.m. most days. We will even see emergency patients until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
You should start by finding the tooth. Clean it off with warm water and then place it in a cup of milk. The calcium in the milk will help keep the tooth alive while you are on your way to the dental office. If you are bleeding, make sure to stop the bleeding with gauze or a clean cloth.