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24 Hour Emergency Dental Care

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860 Summit St. #134 Elgin, IL 60120

Emergency Dental CareYour 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.

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    Monday 10.00 to 6.00
    Tuesday 10.00 to 6.00
    Wednesday 11.00 to 8.00
    Thursday 10.00 to 6.00
    Friday 10.00 to 6.00
    Saturday 8.00 to 3.00
    Sunday Appointment only

    How to Identify Periodontal Disease

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    Most people may be totally unaware of having periodontal disease. Before major periodontal disease symptoms and pain occurs, this oral health issue may have already set in.

    Those who do not get regular dental check-ups could be well on their way to losing their teeth simply because they neglect to go to the dentist and have their teeth checked.

    Before simple gum problems become severe, it is important that regular dental check-ups with a dentist are made to identify periodontal disease.

    Signs that you have periodontal disease:

    1. Bad breath that won’t go away. This is the first clue to periodontal disease – bad breath that is constant and just simply won’t go away. Some factors that contribute to bad breath may have nothing to do with periodontal disease such as your diet – if you are fond of coffee, sugar, spicy foods – and medication for colds and high blood pressure to name a few.  However, since about 80% of the population has periodontal disease, it is most likely that bad breath is caused by this disease in the mouth.
    2. Red or swollen gums. Those plump red gums that may look healthy to the uneducated eye are really symptoms of periodontal disease. Pay particular attention to the areas around the tooth. Red or purple coloring around the tooth indicate the disease. Healthy gums are pink and not smooth and puffy like a water balloon.
    3. Tender or bleeding gums. Gums that are tender to the touch and that bleed with the slightest aggravation are sure signs of periodontal disease. Your gums should not bleed when brushing or flossing. Bleeding gums are an indication that the tissue is dying and infection is setting in.
    4. Painful chewing. If you have sharp pain located in just one tooth, it could be tooth decay, a cracked tooth, one in need of a root canal or a new filling that is too high. Some who have TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) experience jaw pain, which is different than teeth hurting from chewing. Overall pain experienced while chewing is often the result of periodontal disease.
    5. Loose teeth. Periodontal disease causes your teeth to be somewhat loose due to plaque deposits along and under the gum line of your tooth. The tooth loses its support into the jaw and pockets form around the tooth further collecting bacteria, worsening the problem.
    6. Sensitive teeth. Sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, sour and cold air is a symptom of periodontal disease. Gums that are receding due to the disease expose the root surfaces that lead to the nerves in the tooth. When the external stimulus (hot, cold, etc.) is introduced to the exposed portion of the tooth, pain is felt in the nerves.

    Although late stages of periodontal disease show obvious signs, early stages do not. Visit your dentist before these periodontal disease symptoms appear.

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      Office Hours

      Monday 10.00 to 6.00
      Tuesday 10.00 to 6.00
      Wednesday 11.00 to 8.00
      Thursday 10.00 to 6.00
      Friday 10.00 to 6.00
      Saturday 8.00 to 3.00
      Sunday Appointment only