Emergency Dentist – Deerfield, IL

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care When You Need it the Most

Dr. Mark Jacob lives and breathes dentistry, and with over 30 years of experience under his belt, he’s had an opportunity to treat thousands of dental emergencies. Just give our dental office a call as soon as you notice any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms or oral pain, and our dentistry team will schedule a same-day, after-hours, or weekend appointment to ease your discomfort as quickly as possible. We’ll also provide you with helpful over-the-phone first-aid guidance to minimize damage to your smile until you reach our dental office for treatment from our emergency dentist in Deerfield, IL.


Why Choose Mark W. Jacob, DDS, PC for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day & After-Hours Emergency Appointments
  • We Treat Patients of All Ages
  • Additional Financing Through CareCredit Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Man in pain before emergency dentistry treatment

Regardless of what you think the severity of your oral situation to be, the first thing you should always do if you experience trauma to the mouth or discomfort is call our dental office immediately. In many cases, the faster you react to the situation, the less harm that will come to your smile. As soon as you reach out to us, we’ll provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance until you’re able to get to our dental office. This will ease any discomfort you’re feeling and help guide you through shock or surprise.

When you arrive at our dental office, we’ll take X-rays of your mouth (if necessary) and Dr. Jacob will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to identify any damage. Based on the diagnosis you receive, our team will put together a thorough treatment plan and walk you through it, including details about pricing. As soon as you agree to move forward with our presented plan, we’ll get to work repairing your smile as quickly as possible.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Woman holding jaw in pain before emergency dentistry

In the face of a shocking dental emergency, it can be difficult to act quickly, especially if you’re in shock. For your convenience, we’ve provided some helpful tips when you click on the icons below so you know exactly what to do to minimize harm to your smile.




Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold


Lost Filling
or Crown



Gums, Lips or
Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or

Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

While there’s no way to completely avoid experiencing a dental emergency, there are several preventive steps you can take to reduce your chances of one, including:

  • Maintain good at-home oral hygiene
  • Visit us every six months for a checkup and cleaning
  • Protect your teeth from nightly grinding and clenching
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet
  • Avoid bad oral habits like smoking and nail-biting