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Emergency Dentist — Buffalo Grove, IL

Don’t Wait: Call Us for Urgent Treatment

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Whether it comes in the form of dental pain, a lost crown, or a traumatized tooth, dental emergencies are inconvenient and sometimes scary. We understand this at Countryside Dental, and please know that Dr. Nagornaya and her team are here to support you. We offer convenient office hours and keep time in our schedule to accommodate our emergency patients with same-day dentistry if it’s needed. Don’t hesitate to call our office right away if you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency in Buffalo Grove. We’ll do everything possible to get you feeling comfortable again in no time!

Why Choose Countryside Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • In-Network with Most PPO Dental Plans
  • Focused On Getting You Out of Pain Fast
  • Dentist Works Hard to Get You Seen Asap

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Call our office. As soon as you notice something amiss, give us a call to make an emergency appointment. If you are unsure that your situation is an emergency, we are always happy to give you guidance over the phone. We would much rather our patients contact us right away if there is any question about their teeth or oral health.
  • See Dr. Nagornaya for an emergency exam. When you get to our office, Dr. Nagornaya will carefully evaluate your condition and take X-rays to identify the root cause of the problem. Our team will work quickly to create a custom treatment plan for your smile.
  • Get the care you need. During your appointment, we’ll temporarily relieve your pain using anesthesia or sedation. However, you may have to return for additional treatments to address the underlying issue. Some common solutions include fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and extractions.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While dental emergencies may not happen often, it’s important to be prepared in the event that one occurs. Whether you don’t know why you have tooth pain, you have a broken or cracked tooth, or you fear an infection may be present in your mouth, there are steps you can take before you visit our office. Here are a few helpful tips for handling common dental emergencies while you wait for your appointment.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Every dental emergency is unique, which is why it’s impossible to know how much your care will cost until you come into our office for an exam. At Countryside Dental, we’ll perform a thorough oral examination to find out which treatment method is needed to address your specific situation. Some patients may simply need fillings or antibiotics, while others require more extensive dental restorations. During your appointment, we’ll explain the financing options we offer at our practice.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Some dental emergencies are outside your control; however, if you take certain precautions, you can reduce the odds of experiencing a dental emergency altogether. Here are the things you can do to avoid a dental emergency:

  • Brush twice and floss once every day.
  • Visit Dr. Nagornaya twice every year for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Wear a sports mouthguard, especially in sports or activities where contact is likely.
  • Avoid chewing on ice, pens, or other hard objects.
  • Get the appropriate tool to open packaging instead of using your teeth.

Tooth Extractions

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While we do not consider extraction of teeth to be our first treatment option (in fact, we consider it our last), there are some instances where tooth removal is the best choice moving forward. For example, if a tooth has become so damaged that no amount of restorative dentistry can resolve it, we’ll explain why to you directly, go over the procedure step-by-step, then make sure that you are comfortable and ready to begin your care.

Root Canal Therapy

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Every second of every day, your tooth enamel is subjected to an onslaught of acid-causing bacteria. The plaque they form on your teeth and along your gum line is capable of eroding the enamel, eventually leading to cavities. When decay is allowed to advance without treatment, bacteria ultimately infiltrate the inner chambers of your teeth, compromising the health of the vital nerves within. Infection takes hold, often leading to persistent sensitivity and pain.

Fortunately, Dr. Nagornaya can help both alleviate your pain and restore your oral health with root canal therapy. The canal of the affected tooth is cleared of all infected tissue and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. A custom crown is then placed over the treated tooth, completing your procedure. With the most advanced technology available and a gentle touch, we'll ensure that you feel calm and comfortable throughout the duration of your treatment.

Learn More About Root Canal Therapy

Dental Emergency FAQs 

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After reading all of the information above, are you still scared about the thought of experiencing a dental emergency and not knowing what you should do? If you have an urgent issue on your hands, contact our office immediately so we can provide you with first-aid advice over the phone and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we get from our emergency patients below as well.

When Should I Call an Emergency Dentist for Help?

Some patients are hesitant to contact us for emergency dental care because they’re not sure if their problem will just end up going away on its own. The only problem with this is that leaving an issue untreated for too long could cause permanent oral damage and even pain. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions listed below, be sure to contact our office immediately:

  • Do you have a loose permanent tooth?
  • Are your gums tender or bleeding?
  • Do you have facial swelling?
  • Have you noticed an oral wound or bump that won’t go away?
  • Do you have a painful toothache that won’t go away?
  • Is your tooth numb?
  • Do you have a metal taste in your mouth?
  • Is your tooth damaged?

A good rule of thumb to go by is that if you feel something is out-of-the-ordinary, it likely is. Usually, your gut feeling is right, and you should contact us if you ever feel like anything is wrong with your mouth. With timely care, we’ll be able to stop problems from becoming even more serious.

What Supplies Should I Include in My Dental Emergency Kit?

Being prepared for a dental emergency could mean the difference between losing and saving a tooth, which is why our team recommends having dental emergency kits in areas like your kitchen, car, and at work. Even if you’re on your way to an emergency dentist, having a kit handy can help ease your discomfort in the meantime. Here are some supplies you’ll want to include in your kit:

  • Latex-free gloves
  • Orajel
  • A sealable container that can fit a tooth
  • Individually wrapped gauze pads
  • Ibuprofen
  • Dental floss
  • A dental mirror
  • Denture adhesive
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