How to Handle a Dental Emergency
We understand that emergencies happen, and we also realize that you can’t afford to wait for treatment in these situations. If you’re experiencing any type of dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us right away. Dr. Kong will make sure you get the care you need as quickly as possible.
We leave openings in our schedule every day to accommodate emergency appointments. No matter what type of dental issue you’re experiencing, Dr. Kong and our team can provide the relief you need.
Helpful Tips From Dr. Kong
If a dental emergency occurs, it’s important that you don’t panic. Try your best to stay calm and think rationally. Most importantly, don’t attempt to address any issues yourself without calling us first. Dr. Kong or a member of our staff will guide you through the situation and help you figure out the best course of action.
In most cases, the best thing to do is simply wait until we can see you for an appointment. We’ve listed two of the most common dental emergencies below, along with tips for how to handle them.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Fractured Tooth — Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth can lead to a variety of oral health problems. If you experience this, call us right away and don’t attempt to fix the damage yourself.
- Severe toothache or jaw pain — If you’re in serious pain, we’ll prioritize your visit so we can isolate the cause of your symptoms. Then, Dr. Kong can provide an effective solution to eliminate your pain. While you wait for your appointment, you can use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen to reduce your discomfort.
Emergency Dentistry in Kane and Cook County, IL
Don’t worry whether you have an appointment — we’ll always take your call if you’re in pain, no matter how busy we are. If you need emergency dental care, call any of our three locations in Schaumburg, Palatine, and Elgin. Dr. Kong will make sure you receive prompt treatment that relieves your pain and protects your health.