Emergency Dentist — Lisle, IL
Your Dedicated Practice for Emergency Dentistry
No two emergencies are alike, but they do all have one thing in common—they never happen at the right time. When you have a dental emergency, you need a dentist who is ready when you need them. Dr. Frank and Dr. Nellie Marchese are the emergency dentists Lisle counts on for availability as well as professional and knowledgeable treatment. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or another urgent issue related to your smile, don’t wait to give our practice a call!
Why Choose Arbor Dental Care for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Office Open During Late Hours
- Highly Experienced Dentists and Team
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Get a same-day appointment scheduled: If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call Arbor Dental Care immediately. We are open every day, Monday through Friday, and we will do our very best to schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. When you call, a team member will schedule your visit and provide first-aid tips over the phone to help you manage your situation.
- Complete an emergency exam with our dentists: When you arrive at our office, we’ll get you examined by either Dr. Frank or Dr. Nellie, then perform digital X-rays to better understand your symptoms. We’ll also work to get you out of discomfort as soon as possible so you can make decisions about your treatment with a clear mind.
- Review findings and make a plan: After going over our findings with you, we’ll break down our treatment recommendation and go from there. You’ll be informed of the estimated costs ahead of time so you can decide how you want to proceed.
- Get the care you need from our team: Quickly handling your dental emergency is our top priority. Whether you need a dental filling, crown, root canal therapy, or other treatment, we’ll make sure you’re well taken care of.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Basically, any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to save a tooth, stop bleeding that is ongoing, or relieve serious pain is a dental emergency. Even if you’re not sure you have a dental emergency, you should give us a call so we can hear your symptoms. Some of the more common dental emergencies include the following below.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
Naturally, emergency dental care comes with a price. It’s important to be aware of the costs involved before you agree to any sort of treatment. Sometimes only a minor filling will be required, but in other situations, treatments such as root canal therapy may be necessary. At Arbor Dental Care, the cost of emergency dentistry in Lisle will be explained to you ahead of time so you know what to expect when the time comes for payment.
Every Dental Emergency is Different
Believe it or not, visiting your emergency dentist in Lisle is relatively inexpensive. During your appointment, our team will evaluate the extent of your condition and determine which treatments are necessary to get your smile back on track. Since every case is unique, it’s impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate until you come in for an exam.
However, some common solutions for dental emergencies include root canal therapy, extractions, dental crowns , and TMJ treatment. We will explain our findings and the recommended treatment plan, plus provide a cost estimate in advance so there won’t be any surprises!
Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money
Not every dental emergency is entirely avoidable. Although some happen because of accidental injuries, the majority are the result of unchecked infection or damage. Fortunately, you can keep your smile healthy and save thousands of dollars over the years by investing in routine dental checkups.
On top of that, you can avoid breaking the bank by visiting our team as soon as you notice something wrong with your oral health. Taking care of a problem right away will help you avoid needing more expensive and extensive treatment later on.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
The good news is that most dental insurance plans offer some level of coverage for emergency situations. At least one yearly emergency exam is typically fully covered, while common services associated with hurting teeth like root canal therapy, extractions, and dental crowns are eligible for 50-80 percent of coverage. Of course, every policy is unique which is why you should confirm the details with your insurance provider before committing to anything. Our team is more than happy to help with this process if needed!
Another Option for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable
Don’t have dental insurance? No problem! We offer flexible financing through CareCredit. This third-party financier specializes in medical and dental financing, and they offer patients low-to-no interest payment plans. Contact us to learn more!
Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies
While you can count on our team to be here for you when you have a dental emergency, it’s important to remember that many dental issues can be avoided entirely with the right preventive measures. You can lower the chances of a dental emergency happening to you by following the tips listed below. If you think you might be able to do more to keep your smile safe, talk to our team at your next dental appointment to see what kind of advice they can offer.
Schedule Two Dental Checkups and Cleanings a Year
One of the most important things you can do to protect your smile is commit to having preventive checkups and cleanings performed at your dentist’s office every six months. A comprehensive examination of your mouth will give us a chance to identify and address tooth decay and other dental issues long before emergency care is needed. We’ll also remove any harmful substances we find on your teeth; this includes tartar, which you typically can’t get rid of by yourself.
Keep Your Smile Clean at Home
Of course, as important as professional dental cleanings are, you also need to be able to maintain good oral hygiene on your own. At least two times every other day (or once after every meal, if you can), you should give all of your teeth a thorough brushing. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are typically preferable to hard-bristled ones since they’re less likely to damage your teeth or any restorations you might have. Also, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of flossing daily to remove food debris and hard-to-reach plaque.
Eat Smile-Friendly Foods
Are you consuming high levels of sugar every day? If so, you are significantly more likely to develop decayed teeth and infected gums. Put a limit on the number of sugary foods and beverages you regularly indulge in. At the same time, try including more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy products in your diet; all of these foods can help contribute to a healthier smile.
Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports
As you can probably imagine, many dental emergencies are the result of playing sports without making sure that the teeth are properly protected. You never know when you might suddenly get hit in the face on the court or field; even low-contact sports aren’t risk-free. Wearing a mouthguard makes it less likely that a tooth will be knocked out or broken during physical activity.
Do Not Use Your Teeth to Open Packages
Most people have probably resorted to using their teeth to open tricky packages. However, when you use your teeth to perform a task they weren’t designed for – as in, anything that’s not chewing food – you run the risk of damaging your enamel. It will be much safer for your smile if you use an actual tool to deal with packaging that’s giving you trouble, such as a pair of scissors.
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
If you’ve ever been faced with a dental emergency, you know firsthand that it can be confusing. Not knowing what to do can induce serious panic that makes the whole situation worse. That’s why we have decided to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about dental emergencies down below. If you have an emergency question that isn’t answered on this page, just give us a call!
How Much Does it Cost to Treat a Dental Emergency?
The answer to this question depends on the extent of your emergency. For example, if you only have a small cavity, you might just need a tiny filling to alleviate your pain. On the other hand, if you have a severely chipped or knocked-out tooth, it may need to be extracted and replaced, which costs significantly more. Ultimately, the only way to know how much you’ll end up paying for treatment is to call your emergency dentist and schedule an appointment. Our goal is to get you out of pain first so that you can make any further treatment decisions with a clear head.
How Can I Manage the Pain?
If you have a low pain tolerance, you might need some help relieving your discomfort until your appointment with us. You can use any of the following methods of soothing your pain:
- Over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen
- Topical pain reliever like Orajel
- Cold compress, which reduces both pain and swelling
It’s worth mentioning that just because you’re able to temporarily curb the pain doesn’t mean you don’t still need emergency treatment. You should still call us right away so we can address the root of your pain.
I Can’t Afford the Dentist. Can I Wait to Go?
No matter how expensive emergency dental care seems, putting off needed treatment is the worst thing you can do. Unlike general medical problems like the common cold, oral health issues do NOT get better with time. Quite the opposite, actually; they normally worsen the longer you avoid the dentist. When these problems get worse, the cost of treatment usually increases. Save yourself money in the long run by seeking treatment as soon as possible.
What if my toothache suddenly goes away?
Many people mistakenly believe that occasional tooth pain is normal, but the truth is that it’s anything but. If you have a raging toothache that suddenly fades away, that’s not a good sign. It could mean that the nerve inside of your tooth has “died.” In this case, you’re going to need a root canal, unless you want the tooth to be extracted. Even if your toothache subsides all of a sudden, you should still contact us right away.