Emergency Dentist – Schaumburg, IL

Call Us When You Urgently Need Care

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It can be frightening when you first realize that you have a dental emergency such as a knocked-out tooth. Fortunately, there’s no need to panic as long as you have a reliable emergency dentist in Schaumburg, IL to turn to for urgent care. Dr. Dabah offers same-day emergency dentistry appointments and will always work to help you recover as quickly as possible. Call us immediately if there’s a dental problem that’s causing you severe pain or if any of your teeth have been damaged.

Why Choose The Smile Standard for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Multiple In-House Tooth-Replacement Options
  • Knowledgeable and Caring Dentist

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Due to their very nature, dental emergencies tend to occur when you aren’t expecting them. It’s important to be able to stay calm and act quickly to get the care you need. At our dental office, we address dental emergencies by following these steps:

  • Same-Day Appointment: When you first call, we’ll ask about your situation and give you any necessary first-aid instructions. We’ll then make arrangements to see you as soon as we can.
  • Emergency Exam: After you get to our dental office, we’ll perform a full examination of your mouth and may also take X-rays if needed. Our goal is to learn as much as possible about your emergency and what is ultimately causing it.
  • Review Findings: We’ll let you know what we found during our examination and go over the available treatment options. Before you have to commit to a treatment plan, we will make sure that you have an estimate of the cost and timeline.
  • Get the Care You Need: Our team will perform any agreed-upon treatments to get you out of dental pain and repair your smile as quickly as possible.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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True enough, dental emergencies can (and do) vary. However, the fact remains that some happen more often than others. You should thus see us immediately if you suffer one. Our team is well-equipped to deal with many urgent oral care issues. As such, you can trust us to improve your smile and aid its recovery. Before your visit, though, you may need some help. Luckily, we can also assist on that point: below are crucial care tips for common dental emergencies. Use them to manage your crisis while you wait for qualified treatment. That way, things will go a lot more smoothly!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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Since there are so many different kinds of dental emergencies, the type of treatment you need will vary – and that means that the cost will vary as well. Our team will take the time to make sure that you fully understand how much you can expect to pay for the services that we’re recommending. We’ll also make sure that you’re aware of what options are available for making emergency care more budget-friendly. For example, with CareCredit, you can pay in a series of monthly installments instead of all at once.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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The best kind of dental emergency is one that never happens. You can lessen your chances of needing an emergency dental appointment if you:

  • Brush at least two times a day with an ADA-approved, fluoride-based toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to clean the spaces between your teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Visit our dental office every six months so that we can perform a routine checkup and cleaning.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
  • Use tools to open packages instead of using your teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

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An untreated cavity won’t heal on its own. Instead, it’ll likely worsen until you get a tooth infection – a pocket of pus inside your pearly white. The latter condition can lead to toothaches, sensitivity, and even bad breath. (You might even lose your tooth!) To address the issue, though, you may need root canal treatment. This service removes your tooth’s inflamed pulp to ensure it survives. From there, Dr. Dabah will clean and disinfect the leftover space before placing a unique filling material. Your tooth will then be healed and ready to enjoy a new lease on life and health!


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Tooth Extractions

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Sadly, some teeth are too decayed or damaged to save. These kinds only cause further problems when left in place. (An untreated tooth infection can spread to your jaw and other body parts.) If you have such a pearly white, then, you should get a tooth extraction. This treatment is a last resort that removes a tooth from its socket. It also requires a careful recovery that involves set instructions and follow-up care. Once you heal properly, it's often followed by replacement options like dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. (These restorations would restore your full smile and keep adjacent teeth from tilting.)


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Wisdom Tooth Removal

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Not all teeth are pulled due to damage or infections. At times, a dentist must extract your third molars because your mouth lacks room for them. (These chompers usually appear between the ages of 17 and 21.) This process keeps the “wisdom teeth” from getting impacted or erupting sideways. Luckily, the work is painless – Dr. Dabah will put you under general anesthetic beforehand. That said, full post-treatment recovery can take one to two weeks. Our dental team will provide the correct steps to ensure proper healing during this period. Plus, they’ll monitor you to prevent adverse side effects from occurring.


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