Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Indianapolis, IN

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Indianapolis, IN

You can plan ahead for cleanings and routine exams, but when a dental emergency strikes, you need reliable, immediate care. At Affordable Dental East in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ben Mohrman, DDS, and his team are available to help if you wake up with severe tooth pain, have a tooth knocked out, or experience another type of dental emergency. Call the office right away or look for available appointments online to get the emergency care you need. 

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a prompt treatment for an oral health problem that can’t wait days or weeks for an appointment. Emergencies happen unexpectedly, of course, but Dr. Mohrman has the technology and time available to help save your teeth and your smile. 

When you come to the office with a dental emergency, Dr. Mohrman does a thorough exam and takes X-rays to determine the nature of the problem. 

He discusses your diagnosis and works with you on a customized treatment plan. Depending on the nature of your emergency, your plan may include an extraction, crown, or root canal. 

Don’t delay scheduling an appointment when you experience a dental emergency. Prompt treatment can save your tooth and prevent further complications and worsening pain. 

What conditions do you treat with emergency dentistry?

Dental emergencies often happen as a result of accidents, falls, or sports injuries. In other cases, you may wake up with severe tooth pain or an abscess that requires immediate care. 

Common types of emergencies seen at Affordable Dental East include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Objects stuck between teeth
  • Sudden, severe tooth pain from tooth decay or gum disease

If you have uncontrollable bleeding or swelling in your mouth, you should schedule an immediate visit to Affordable Dental East. If you aren’t sure your case requires emergency care, call the office and a friendly staff member can guide you on the best course of action. 

How can I prevent the need for emergency dentistry?

You really can’t prevent injury to a tooth if you fall, are in a car accident, or get hurt playing sports. These acute instances are unpredictable. 

But dental emergencies don’t always result from acute injuries. Take the following steps to protect your teeth and avoid needing emergency dental care:

  • Schedule routine dental exams and cleanings every six months
  • Brush and floss daily
  • Wear a mouthguard or other protective gear while playing contact sports
  • Avoid chewing on solid objects like ice cubes, candies, or popcorn seeds
  • Don’t use your teeth as scissors or another tool

Call Affordable Dental East if you or a loved one has a dental emergency. For preventive and restorative care, use the online tool to book an appointment.