Emergency Dentistry – Portage, IN
Your Dental Emergency Will Be Seen ASAP
Dental emergencies tend to happen suddenly by nature, leaving patients worried and in pain. Thankfully, it can make a world of difference to know that you already have Advanced Dental Concepts in your corner for same-day emergency assistance!
Here are some of the most common emergency cases we treat, so please take a look if you’re unsure whether or not your symptoms fall under this umbrella:
- Severe toothache
- Broken tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Lost or damaged dental restoration (filling, crown, etc)
- Oral bleeding
- Gum injury
- Jaw injury
Caring For Your Dental Emergency At-Home
If you have badly damaged one or more teeth, gather up any dislodged portions and plan to bring them with you to our location. This is especially crucial if you have knocked out an entire tooth. Either place the full tooth back into its original socket and hold it in in place or carry it in a container of milk. There is only a small window available for successful reimplantation, so don’t wait to contact us.
If facial swelling occurs, the use of a cold compress can help reduce the effect. For toothaches, patients can also take painkillers, but do NOT place the medication directly on the tooth or the gum tissue, as this may cause additional discomfort.
If you are experiencing extensive facial trauma or heavy oral bleeding that is continuing despite applied pressure, we urge you to proceed to an emergency room in your area. Our dentists can assist you with lost or broken teeth after your condition is more stable and there is no immediate danger.
Reliable Qualifications, Time-Tested Expertise
In high-pressure situations, our patients surely want to know that their smiles are in the hands of professionals. Dr. Hayes and Dr. Mousa have multiple decades of experience in dentistry between them, and Dr. Hayes’ advanced training covers various reconstructive techniques, including dental implants. They will address your dental emergency with steady hands, precise skill, and plenty of compassionate comfort.
We Offer Exceptional Convenience for Dental Emergencies
Our dedicated dental team will do everything in their power to see emergency patients on the same day as their initial call – no days or weeks of waiting! If you are unable to visit in person right away for whatever reason, we can also walk you through first-aid tips over the phone for how to best manage your condition until you can receive professional assistance.
We offer the following dental emergency services here in-house:
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals may have a “scary” reputation, but this type of treatment is actually ideal if you are suffering from a severe toothache. Excessive oral pain is likely caused by advanced infection within the tooth’s inner pulp. Our dentists will carefully access this area and remove the pulp and the infectious bacteria, thoroughly cleaning the tooth’s natural structure and filling it with a biocompatible substitute. After sealing the area shut to prevent further inflammation, the placement of a brand-new dental crown or filling is the finishing touch.
With the help of today’s advanced tools and techniques, root canal therapy is no more uncomfortable than the placement of a typical filling. Better yet, its success rate is over 90%, and most patients can maintain their treated teeth for the rest of their lives with the help of regular maintenance.
While our team will do everything we possible can to protect and preserve natural teeth, their loss can sometimes be an unfortunate necessity. When this situation is at hand, we will perform extraction safely and comfortably here in Portage, IN. Some of the most common reasons for extraction include:
- When one or more teeth must be removed to make way for orthodontic treatment or the placement of a new denture
- When advanced tooth decay or a traumatic injury has damaged too much of the natural structure to support restorative treatment.
- When the third molars (“wisdom teeth”) are impacted, overcrowded, or otherwise threatening the patient’s wellbeing