The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

4 Ways to Deal with Dental Problems that Need an Emergency Dentist

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When a dental accident strikes, you may not know how to react. By knowing these four emergency dental procedures, you’ll know what to do to help improve your dental outcome.

  1. When your tooth is knocked out, only hold it by the crown and avoid touching the root. Then, gently rinse the tooth with water and keep it moist by placing it back in its socket or putting it in a glass of milk to bring along while you head to the emergency dentist.
  2. A broken tooth can be sharp and painful, so you should go to an emergency dentist South Bend right away. But first, gently rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area clean and you may put a cold compress on your face to reduce any swelling as you go to the emergency dentist.
  3. When you have a toothache, it’s tough if know if you should seek out emergency dental services South Bend. But it’s better to be safe than sorry and may be a sign of a larger problem, so gently rinse your mouth with warm water to soothe any pain and then immediately go to an emergency dentist South Bend.
  4. Any type of jaw injury requires that you immediately seek emergency dental services South Bend. As you head to the emergency dentist, keep a cold compress on your cheek to minimize any swelling.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Bend, call The Dental Center of South Bend today at (574) 367-7000 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of South Bend, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of South Bend.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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