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Emergency Dentist

A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.

However when faced with a dental emergency, many people find themselves at a loss of where to go and what to do. Just like a medical emergency, it is important to treat dental trauma and other problems in a timely manner in order to avoid complications and risk permanent damage.

Dental Emergency Treatment in Indianapolis, IN

One of the most common dental problems to require emergency care is sudden tooth loss or breaks, usually caused by trauma or a fall. Although dental accidents are not generally life threatening, getting immediate care from a dentist is necessary in order to help preserve the tooth and the smile's overall appearance. Even small breaks can cause nerve injuries through bacteria build up in the soft pulp inside the tooth, potentially resulting in permanent damage if left untreated. A tooth fracture that might seem to be little more than a cosmetic problem can sometimes actually need a root canal to prevent infection and nerve damage.

Other types of dental emergencies include:

  • Inflammation
  • Bacterial infection
  • Abscess
  • Loose tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Cuts and lacerations to the gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks



Do you think you need immediate dental care? Call Decatur Family Dentistry in Indianapolis today at 317-455-1425 for emergency dental treatment.

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Decatur Family Dentistry

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

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