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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dental Services

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We welcome your questions and encourage you to ask away!

We understand that choosing a dentist for your family is a big decision and you want to make the best choice. Here are some of the most common questions we receive in our office.

If you have a question and don't see it on the list, just give us a call! We are always happy to help and want to help you feel confident in choosing Prairie Dental Care for your family's dental needs.

Emergency Dental Services

Anytime you have an urgent dental problem that concerns you, the first step is to call your emergency dentist in Aurora, IL. You may be upset or have severe tooth pain that can make it difficult to think clearly. Just call Prairie Dental Care, and a caring member of our team will listen to your concerns, provide reassurance, and determine whether or not we need to see you right away.

Some dental emergencies we commonly address are:

  • Mild to severe tooth pain
  • Broken or fractured tooth
  • Lost dental crowns or filling
  • Infected tooth or dental abscess
  • Broken or damaged denture
  • Food stuck between teeth
  • A tooth that feels loose
  • Trauma, including knocked-out tooth

Of all of these, severe tooth pain, dental abscesses, and knocked-out teeth are the most critical and require immediate attention. A throbbing toothache can be a sign of a deep cavity or infection that requires a root canal to relieve your pain and save your tooth. With a knocked-out tooth, we have only a couple of hours in which we have any hope of successfully re-implanting it.

While dental emergencies like a mild toothache, broken tooth, or lost crown are not urgent, our emergency dentists in Aurora, IL need to address them as soon as possible. Call us at (630) 907-0330, so we can evaluate your needs and schedule you for our next available appointment.

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If we provide treatment without determining the cause of your pain, we can create more damage than good. For example, if you have a toothache and we place a filling over the infection, your symptoms and the infection are likely to worsen over time and require an extraction. If we place a filling when a crown is your best option, your tooth may break. Proper treatment from the start will save you more time and money in the long run.

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Before we start working on a tooth, we examine it clinically and use x-ray images to determine the extent of the problem. Knowing the condition of your tooth before we begin treatment will give us a much better idea of what you require. 

Part of our dental philosophy here at Prairie Dental Care is always to provide the appropriate and best treatment to give you a healthy, comfortable smile.

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Depending on your symptoms and how large or deep the cavity is, a filling is not always enough to take away the pain. We will always plan for the most appropriate treatment based on the circumstances of the tooth and outline your options so that you can choose the right treatment for your oral health and your lifestyle. 

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