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Dupo, IL’s Caring Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies are rarely predictable or a pleasant experience, and they can affect anyone. An unexpected fall could chip or break a tooth, or you might wake up with a throbbing toothache. At Affordable Dental of Illinois, our caring emergency dentistry specialists offer treatment to relieve the pain and discomfort while repairing the damage. If you try to ignore a painful dental injury or ailment, it will only get worse and lead to a more painful condition with expensive repairs. Take care of your teeth and gums by seeking emergency dental care at our Dupo, IL office. We won’t let you suffer needlessly. Call us to schedule emergency treatment with our talented and compassionate team, and we’ll bring you in as soon as possible.

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Prompt Treatment for Your Pain

Emergency dentistry can be necessary for many reasons, including a chronic or sudden toothache, a crack or other damage from an accident, or a loose crown. Whenever any type of dental emergency arises, we offer prompt dental care. The following are examples of emergency services we provide:

Root Canal Therapy

Damage to your teeth such as cracks and decay can expose your soft tissue to infection from bacteria. Let our caring specialists clean out the affected tissue and seal out any chance of further infection with root canal therapy. Treating an infected tooth with this procedure as quickly as possible is vital to helping you avoid further damage, tooth loss, and developing an abscess.
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If damage, decay, or other causes have rendered one or more of your teeth past the point of repair, we may need to extract them. Removing one or more teeth can protect the health of the rest of your mouth and relieve you of discomfort. We assure you that we only perform tooth extractions when they’re necessary. During your visit, we’ll keep you comfortable and guide you to a replacement solution that’s right for you.

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies don’t happen very often for most people, but when they do, the situation can be extremely painful. Luckily, Affordable Dental Center allows you to receive treatment for these situations on the same day they arise. In the meantime, here are some things you can do while waiting for your appointment.


A toothache of unknown origin is probably a sign of a cavity or abscess in your tooth, but isn’t always as serious. This is why it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible before the condition worsens. To alleviate pain before your appointment, you can take over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and apply a cold compress against your cheek near the area of the tooth.

Chipped or broken teeth

When you chip or break a tooth, it’s important to save any part of the tooth that is salvageable, as your dentist may be able to reattach it. For pain, use OTC pain medications and a cold compress near the affected area to reduce swelling.

Lost filling

As a quick fix, patch the area with a piece of sugarless gum until you can make it in to see your dentist.


An abscess is an area of infected tissue anywhere in the body, but oral and tooth abscesses are major dental emergencies, usually requiring an emergency root canal to keep the infection from spreading to another area or causing further problems with your teeth. In the meantime, use OTC painkillers and swish a saltwater solution around your mouth to manage pain until your same-day dentistry appointment with Affordable Dental Center.

Soft-tissue injuries

Over the course of daily activity, your mouth is likely to be put in harm’s way by a variety of different factors. If you sustain an injury to your gums, lips, tongue or other parts of the mouth, make an appointment to see your dentist and use gauze or a cotton ball to slow the bleeding.

Seek Emergency Dentistry at Our Practice

Affordable Dental of Illinois is ready to help you with quick dental care for your emergencies. If you’ve chipped a tooth on a peach pit, fallen and knocked out a bicuspid, or you’re experiencing a toothache, don’t ignore the pain and damage. For all your dental emergencies, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 618-286-4400 at your earliest convenience!