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Emergency Dentistry

Don’t Panic

Life can be full of unpleasant—and inconvenient–surprises. You break your dentures, lose a crown or a filling to hard candy. Or sometimes the pain of existing dental issues—like an abscess—become too much to bear. Your eight-year-old’s front tooth gets knocked out during baseball practice. We know it may be easier-said-than-done, but first thing’s first in an emergency: Don’t panic. It only makes things worse, and a panicky state often yields poor decisions. Take a few deep breaths in the case of a dental emergency and give us a call.

Don’t hesitate; we believe serving our patients after hours is a common need in our industry. If any of the following occurs, following these steps makes things easier when you come in:

  • Toothaches. Toothaches can be caused by a number of factors. Gently floss the tooth and rinse with warm salt water to dislodge particles that might cause the toothache. At this stage, it’s safe to take OTC pain medication.
  • Chipped or broken teeth. Recover the broken piece if possible, swish with warm salt water and take OTC medicine if you’re in pain. Bring the chipped off piece to our office.
  • Knocked out teeth. Recover the tooth if possible, hold it by the crown or top part and gently rinse with warm water. Do not remove any pieces of remaining tissue. Gently reinsert the tooth into the gum socket if you can. If you cannot, store the tooth in a jar of milk and bring it with you to our office.

We also accept new patients on an emergency basis and will do our best to restore your mouth to its original look.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Patel and his staff were all awesome! I was living in the Lisle area for the summer from Utah and needed a lot of work done in a short amount of time. Dr Patel was always friendly and compassionate. He did a great job. I only wish he was here in Utah! Highly recommend!!"

Jade D Jade D.

"I've really enjoyed going to Dr. Patel's office since moving to the suburbs. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is courteous and makes scheduling easy. He is complimentary, gentle, and really shows a lot of care for your dental health and smile satisfaction. After searching for a local dentist for a while, I'm very happy with my choice to go to Advanced Lisle Dental."

Korey A Korey A.

"Dr. Patel and his entire team is fabulous!!! They are knowledgeable, personable, and the medical expertise by Dr. Patel literally puts a smile on your face :) I have had a lot of dental work done and still need a lot more done and I would highly recommend Dr. Patel and his staff to family, friends, and anybody I know!"

Nadine O Nadine O.
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