Emergency Dentistry Indianapolis

An emergency dental problem is something that can happen at any hour of the day and often comes up unannounced. Whether it’s your child who wakes you up in the middle of the night crying of a toothache, or you bite down on something hard and chip one of your teeth, Clarity Dentistry is ready to deliver emergency dental care in Indianapolis and surrounding cities for you and your family.

Our extended hours and equipped dental staff can quickly care for a patient who has arrived in seek of immediate dental care, giving them the comfort of knowing that we are here to help, no matter what kind of dental emergency you have.

Situations Requiring an Emergency Dentist

There are a wide variety of dental issues that can cause a toothache, but most of the time it’s due to an abscess. An abscessed tooth is one in which bacteria has traveled into the inner layers of the tooth. As the dangerous bacteria flourishes, it infects the tooth’s nerve, causing the tooth to get inflamed. An abscess can also occur if a tooth is cracked as mentioned below. Byproducts of an abscessed tooth can be slight to major swelling, tenderness to the touch, discomfort while chewing, sharp or throbbing pain, etc.
If you break your tooth in an accident, sporting event, or while chewing, it’s important for you to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. By acting quickly, you’ll have the best possible chance of saving the tooth/teeth. In addition, the neighboring soft tissues can likely get damaged or traumatized during the incident, which can also be painful. We can get you out of discomfort in a very timely fashion.

If the chip is minor, it can generally be fixed with a tooth colored filling, similar to restoring a tooth with a cavity. If the breakage is too large to support a filling, it will likely need to be built up and then have a dental crown placed. This is especially the case if there is any exposure of the dental pulp, the tissue that nourishes the tooth. Depending on the severity of the trauma, root canal treatment may be necessary prior to completion of the crown.

This happens with children mostly and the condition is called tooth avulsion. If it happens at school, the teacher should notify the parents immediately. Rest assured that if this ever happens to your child, Clarity Dentistry will take fantastic care of your little treasure.

Ideally, the knocked out tooth should be carried in milk or save-a-tooth solution. It is recommended not to attempt the placement of the tooth in the socket by yourself, as this requires the expertise in dentistry that we provide. Once the child is brought to us, the tooth socket is cleaned and the knocked out tooth is placed back in position. To help the tooth remain in its new position, splinting of the tooth is done.

Foods such as popcorn kernels, seeds, or sticky candies can get caught between spaces in the teeth and gums. These food particles can cause a great annoyance and even severe pain. One may try dental floss prior to consulting a dentist, but it many circumstances, the situation requires professional dental attention. Attempting to remove the particle in between your teeth with sharp objects like a safety pin is a dangerous idea and can harm your gums even more. Stay calm, take an over the counter pain relief, and endure until you reach our emergency dental facility.
Dental sealants are thin coatings that are light cured on the chewing surface of children and adult’s permanent teeth. Sealants add a barrier on the tooth that helps to prevent decay.

Emergencies can be a nightmare and difficult to handle. The best way to prevent an emergency is by taking care of your oral health in a proactive manner. This can be done by following a simple oral hygiene regime like brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing your teeth at least once daily, and of course seeing your dentist regularly.

While playing contact sports, wear a custom mouthguard that can protect your teeth from breakage due to sudden impact or a fall. Abstain from chewing hard things like nuts or hard candies if you are prone to dental problems.

If you or your loved one is suffering from a dental emergency, just dial our number to receive a quick appointment with our emergency dentist. Once a call is made, you can be confident that you will receive world-class dental care as soon as possible!