Emergency Dentistry in Elgin, IL

Woman holding jaw from pain | Dentist Elgin ILDental emergencies always seem to happen at the worst possible times. A tooth can feel perfectly fine, and then the pain hits and your life is turned upside down. Even if you take great care of your teeth, at some point you or a member of your family is likely to develop an unexpected dental problem that requires immediate attention.

Prompt Care When You Need It Most

A dental emergency can be very stressful. The last thing you want at a time like this is to deal with an unfamiliar dentist who doesn't know anything about you. If there was ever a time you needed to see friendly, familiar faces, this is it! That is why the team at the office of Won Sung, DDS, always makes your dental emergency a priority.

If you’re having a problem during regular hours, we’ll make arrangements to get you in as quickly as possible. We’re open late several nights a week, so we can make arrangements to see you after work or school.

For your peace of mind, we're always available by phone. Dr. Sung will listen to your concerns and tell you how to deal with the situation until you can get in to see us. We’ll make sure you get the treatment you need when it matters most.

Steps to Take in an Emergency

Man Holding Jaw from Toothache | Dentist Elgin ILThe first step is to call our office and let us know what’s going on. We’ll always see you as quickly as possible, but it’s important for you to know how to handle certain emergencies before you get to our office:

  • If you’re an adult and a tooth is knocked out, immediate action can make the difference between losing and keeping the tooth. Keeping the tooth moist is most important, so place it in a glass of milk, water, or even saliva until you get to our office. You can try to very gently place it back in the socket, but don’t force it and never touch the root itself.
  • For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Use dental floss to gently remove any food particles lodged between teeth.
  • If you crack a tooth, use warm water to rinse your mouth and cleanse the area. Place a cold compress on your face (for no more than 20 minutes) to minimize any swelling.
  • Losing a filling or dental crown weakens your tooth, so please contact our office immediately to reduce the possibility of further damage.
  • If you’ve experienced trauma to your face, neck, or head, please call 911 or go to the emergency room as soon as possible.

Contact Your Elgin Emergency Dentist

We’re here to make sure you and your family always get high-quality dental care whenever you need it. If you have an emergency, please contact us as soon as possible. A member of our team will make arrangements to get you in to see us, usually the same day. After hours, you can call the same number and you’ll be directed to our emergency contact number.