Emergency Dental Care Elmwood IL

We Are Here For Your Dental Emergency

Emergencies by their very nature tend to happen at awkward times. If you need emergency dental care in Elmwood IL, Associates In Dentistry is here for you. Because we have nine dentists in five locations and 40-plus professional and support staff, we can nearly always get you in when a dental emergency strikes – even if you’re not already a patient of ours.

A model of a damaged tooth is seen. Associates In Dentistry offers Emergency Dental Care.

A Knocked Out Tooth Is Always A Dental Emergency!

One of the most time-sensitive emergencies is when a permanent tooth is knocked out. If this happens to you or someone around you, know that time is of the essence so don’t wait. Call us immediately at 309-690-4500. Place the tooth in a container of milk if possible to help preserve the tooth during the trip to our office. Milk’s sugars and proteins may help keep the tooth alive. Be careful: When placing the tooth in the container of milk, please make certain you touch only the crown, never the root. Not every knocked-out tooth can be saved, but it’s always worth doing everything possible to increase the chances of saving it.

What Other Common Dental Issues Are Appropriate For Emergency Care?

A few of the dental emergencies we commonly see include:

  • A broken or cracked tooth
  • Injury to your jaw
  • A tooth that’s been knocked out
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Painful swelling in your mouth
  • Sudden or severe toothache

What About After-Hours Dental Emergencies?

At times, a dental emergency may occur in the evening or on a weekend. When this happens at any time our office is closed, you should either call your dentist at home or go straight to the nearest emergency room.

What If I Have A Dental Emergency But I Haven’t Had Recent Dental Care?

The worst possible time to try to find a dentist is when you’re in the middle of a dental emergency. However, we understand this does happen and we want to help. But it’s certainly best if you already have a dentist in place. We would urge anyone who has not recently seen a dentist to begin obtaining regular dental care. Come in for an exam and cleaning so we can assess the state of your teeth and make recommendations to treat any problems you may have. It’s worth remembering that no dental problem ever improves by being ignored, so the sooner you come in and have an exam, the more likely it is that your problem can be dealt with before it worsens.

What Regular Dental Services Does Associates In Dentistry Provide ?

We provide far more than emergency dental services. The full array of dental services you’d expect is available, including:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Root canals, implants and oral surgery
  • Invisalign
  • Additional dental services
A girl is seen receiving dental care. Associates In Dentistry offers Emergency Dental Care in Elmwood IL.

Will Associates In Dentistry Recognize My Dental Insurance?

We’re happy to reassure you that if you have dental insurance, there’s an excellent chance we can accept it because we work with more than 150 different plans. Give us a call and we’ll check.

What If I Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

We care for patients regardless of their insurance status, and we charge the same fees per service regardless. If you require extensive treatment and are concerned about costs, know that we can estimate the expected cost for you ahead of time. In addition, if you do have insurance, we can  estimate what portion of the total cost your dental insurance is expected to cover. Regardless, you will be responsible for covering the cost of your care. We charge an 18 percent per year service charge on any balance remaining after 30 days and do not accept the Illinois Public Aid card or Medicaid.

To make it as convenient as possible to take care of your bill, we do offer an online payment portal.

We’re Here For All Your Dental Needs, Routine Or Emergency.

Are you shopping for a new dentist for regular dental care? Or do you need immediate emergency dental care in Elmwood IL?  Give Associates In Dentistry a call today at 309-690-4500.