When a dental emergency arises, it brings with it discomfort and urgency, demanding immediate attention. Our practice stands ready to support and guide you through these challenging moments with empathy and expert care. From sudden toothaches to accidents affecting your teeth, our dentist and team prioritize your health and comfort, ensuring you receive the timely care you need.

Dental emergencies encompass a range of issues, each with its unique signs and symptoms. These could be a severe toothache that refuses to fade, swelling in the jaw or face hinting at an infection, a broken or cracked tooth causing discomfort, a tooth that has been knocked out, fillings or crowns that have come loose or persistent bleeding from the mouth. Recognizing these signs is crucial for taking swift and appropriate action.

The way you react to a dental emergency can significantly impact the outcome. If you find yourself facing such a situation, here are some actions to consider:

  • If a tooth has been knocked out, keeping it moist is paramount. Attempt to place the tooth back in its socket without touching the root or hold it inside your mouth against your cheek. If neither is feasible, immerse it in milk or a tooth preservation product that carries the American Dental Association®’s approval.
  • In the case of a cracked tooth, it is advisable to rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Applying a cold compress to your face can help reduce any swelling.
  • For those experiencing a severe toothache, rinsing the mouth with warm water can help clear it out. Gently using dental floss may assist in dislodging any food caught between your teeth.

Dr. Roderick Dowden is equipped to address a wide range of dental emergencies with the compassion and urgency you deserve. We strive to make every patient feel seen, heard and cared for, regardless of the situation. Our commitment is to your health and well-being, ensuring you receive the necessary care without delay.

Emergency dental situations can be alarming, but with the right knowledge and immediate action, the impact on your dental health can be minimized. Remember, we are here to assist and support you through these urgent care needs, restoring your comfort and peace of mind. Call us at 317-594-0461 immediately to schedule your appointment at Dowden Family Dentistry so that we can give you emergency dental care in Fishers, Indiana.