Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Fort Wayne and Huntington, IN

If you sustain an injury to the mouth and break a permanent tooth, or develop a severe toothache, you may need emergency dentistry. The sooner you get it evaluated, the less likely you are to experience complications. At Marvel Dental, the team provides same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office in Fort Wayne and Huntington, Indiana, or book online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides instant care for oral injuries and other issues that require immediate intervention. 

Your teeth, gums, and jaw experience wear-and-tear daily, and they aren’t invincible. If you chip a tooth, obtain an injury to the mouth, or bite down on your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, contact Marvel Dental right away.

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

At Marvel Dental, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Oral abscesses
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Objects lodged between the teeth
  • Severe toothache

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or a bridge. The team can provide a temporary restoration, while a dental lab creates a more permanent solution.

What are some common examples of dental emergencies?

If you need emergency dentistry, it’s important to stay calm and seek professional guidance. Here are some common examples of dental emergencies and what to do if you experience them:

Severe toothache

If you have a severe toothache, take over-the-counter pain medication or apply an ice pack to your cheek. If your symptoms persist or worsen, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. The saline solution may reduce inflammation. If your symptoms last for more than 24 hours, however, contact the team at Marvel Dental.

Knocked out permanent tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth from a tooth injury, gently pick it up by the crown and rinse it off in tap water. Try to put the tooth back in your socket, but if it wobbles around, put it in a glass of milk. After securing the tooth, call the nearest Marvel Dental location.

Damaged dental restoration

If you break a crown or a bridge, collect all of the pieces and wrap them inside a piece of foil. Then, call the team at Marvel Dental. 

Both practice locations set aside time each day for emergency visits and can get you in right away.

Can dental emergencies be prevented?

Dental emergencies can’t be prevented, but you can reduce your risk by practicing good oral hygiene. The team recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Visiting Marvel Dental every six months for preventive maintenance
  • Wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth when playing sports
  • Avoiding bad habits, like nail biting and chewing on ice

If you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry, schedule an appointment at Marvel Dental by calling the nearest office, booking online, or walking in during normal business hours.