Your son has knocked out a tooth at a weekend baseball game. You wake up at 3:00 in the morning with throbbing tooth pain. Your dental clinic won’t be open for hours or days and you don’t know what to do. Fortunately, you can call Smiles of Elgin at any time. Dr. Qureshi, Dr. Hao, and Dr. Amuyan rotate coverage in order to provide 24 hour emergency dental care. Whether you’re an existing patient or are contacting us for the first time, we’re happy to help. It’s much better to see a dentist at off-hours than to wait until the office is open and risk having the problem get worse.
Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Our team of dentists are available to offer immediate assessment and treatment regardless of your specific issue. If you think the situation is urgent, err on the side of caution by contacting us. The following are some of the more common dental emergencies that we see at Smiles of Elgin:
• Sudden or severe pain that does not respond to over-the-counter medications or other home remedies. This may be due to recent dental surgery or an entirely new issue.
• Full or partial loss of a tooth due to trauma such as a car accident, physical assault, or sports injury.
• A broken jaw.
Contacting Your Dentist by Phone
When you call our office telephone number, it will forward you to the dentist on call. He will ask you to describe the problem and determine whether it is a dental emergency. Should you require immediate service, the dentist on call will meet you at Smiles of Elgin. After diagnosing the specific problem, your dentist will do whatever is necessary to get you comfortable again.
Emergency dental care is not a substitute for regular care from your dentist. We encourage you to schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist to ensure that the problem has truly resolved. A member of our staff will also check in with you to see how everything is going after you have received emergency treatment at Smiles of Elgin.