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Dental conditions can develop over time, and people who wait to get treatment might become desperate for care. Other times, accidents cause trauma that require emergency dental care. If you’re in either of these situations, you could be asking yourself, “How can I find an emergency dental office near me?” Learn more about our emergency dentists in Mishawaka and when to call us for emergency dental treatment.
Is an Emergency Dentist Located Nearby?
There’s no reason for you to suffer when you have a dental emergency. Instead, ask yourself, “Can I get emergency dental care near me?” Yes, you can, and our emergency dentists in Mishawaka may be able to help.
Our skilled dental professionals have the training and experience to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of tooth and gum conditions. We can also give you advice about preventing certain conditions from happening in the future. Contact us now, and we’ll fit you into our schedule as soon as we can.
What Are Urgent Dental Services?
Emergency dental services provide immediate treatment with the purpose of preventing conditions from getting worse and causing permanent damage to your gums and teeth. They address problems that range from a simple toothache to a broken or infected tooth. Our emergency dentists are licensed to diagnose and treat many of these various conditions. Review the list of urgent dental care that we provide during normal operating hours:
- Emergency tooth extraction
- Emergency tooth repair for fractured and broken teeth
- Care for wisdom tooth swelling or pain
- Repairs for loose orthodontic wires or broken brackets
- Restoration of missing or loose dental crowns or fillings
- Care for tooth infections
- Treatment for oral pressure or pain because of tooth decay or injuries
- Management of emergency tooth pain
When Urgent Dental Services Are Necessary
Are you in need of emergency dental care? The discomfort and pain that you feel from a cavity or broken tooth might make you want to go to the emergency room. In most cases, however, a dental emergency can be cared for at an emergency dental office. Review the following information to learn more about when an emergency dentist can provide relief.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
It’s important that you get a dentist to treat cracked or broken teeth quickly. Damaged teeth can become infected or further damaged when you don’t seek treatment. You can use dental wax to cover jagged edges on broken teeth temporarily. This will keep them from cutting your tongue or cheek. Call our office to schedule an emergency appointment for treatment.
It’s scary and painful to have displaced teeth all of a sudden. However, emergency dentists can often reimplant them when you schedule emergency treatment. Prior to calling, find all of the teeth pieces, and use warm water to rinse your mouth. Holding only the crowns of the teeth, try to put them back in their sockets. Contact us for more directions and to set up your appointment.
Serious Toothache Pressure or Pain
Serious toothache pressure or pain is no condition to ignore, particularly when other signs of illness are present, such as a fever or an earache. Your condition may be caused by any number of dental problems. Set up an appointment at our office to get emergency tooth pain relief.
It’s uncommon for people to need urgent dental care for minor tooth sensitivity. When you have an infection in your gums or a fracture in a tooth, however, the onset of severe sensitivity can be sudden. Schedule an appointment so that we can get a better look and provide the right treatment.
Cavities or Decaying Teeth
Cavities or decaying teeth can leave the roots of your teeth exposed and can cause severe toothaches. Get the right treatment to repair the damage and relieve the pain from our emergency dentists.
Tooth infections or abscesses can be caused by gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma. The symptoms may include fever, sensitivity, swollen neck glands, stinky breath, or a toothache. You might also have swelling in the gums or face as well as draining or open sores near or on your gums. If you don’t get treatment, complications could occur, and you may need an emergency tooth extraction.
Loose and Missing Fillings
Loose and missing fillings could be painful and make your teeth sensitive. Your teeth also become more vulnerable to structural damage and decay. Make an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Lost Restorations and Broken Crowns
Lost restorations and broken crowns are more than an aesthetic issue. They leave your teeth open to further damage. Call our emergency dentists for a temporary or permanent treatment that protects your teeth and maintains your beautiful smile.
Dental Pain or Injuries
Cuts and sores are common dental pain and injuries that metal braces can cause. Set up an appointment at our office to fix your braces and get relief.
Damaged Tooth Enamel from Bruxism
Damaged tooth enamel from bruxism makes your teeth vulnerable to serious problems. Get night guards from our emergency dentists to reduce teeth grinding at night. We can also make your enamel stronger with reinforcing procedures.
Dental Pain and Sinus Pressure
Dental pain and sinus pressure have a complex relationship. Schedule an appointment at our office to make sure that it’s not a more serious issue such as an infection or an impacted wisdom tooth.
Dealing with More Severe Dental Conditions
If you have to wait until normal business hours to see emergency dentists, you may ask, “Should I wait to find emergency dental care near me?” If you experience any of the below problems, it’s likely safer to visit the emergency room or dial 911 instead of wait for emergency dental care:
- Severe facial or gum swelling
- Abrupt teeth, face, head or jaw injuries
- Bleeding in large quantities
How Much Do Emergency Dental Services Cost?
Since the cost of emergency dental treatment varies, your bill will be based on a few factors. Two of these elements are how many procedures you need and what those procedures entail. Where you’re cared for is also a consideration. For example, your bill will be lower when you visit an emergency dental office instead of a hospital.
Sometimes figuring out how to cover emergency dental care without insurance is stressful. However, we provide a range of financing options and accept most major credit cards. One financing option is DentRite®, which reduces dental care costs and provides significant savings. Tell us if you would like more information.
How do I find an emergency dental office near me during the night or weekend?
How severe your condition and symptoms are will help you decide where to go for emergency dental treatment. For serious injuries, it’s best to call 911 or have someone take you to the closest emergency room. Call our office during normal business hours if your condition doesn’t require immediate medical assistance.