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

Emergency Dentists in South Bend

We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (574) 367-7000.

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (574) 367-7000

If you’ve accidentally injured your tooth or are suffering from a painful toothache, you’ll likely ask yourself, “Where can I receive emergency dental care near me?” Getting the treatment you need from our skilled emergency dentists in South Bend is key when it comes to relieving your symptoms and stopping further damage to your dental health.

Is It Possible to Find an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?

When experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Waiting to see if the dental problem resolves itself can lead to further damage – and in some cases, higher treatment costs. Our skilled emergency dentists in South Bend provide comprehensive urgent dental care during regular operating hours. Our emergency dentists aim to quickly diagnose the problem, alleviate your pain, and prevent the issue from happening again. Call our office to make an appointment for emergency dental care, and one of our dentists will see you as quickly as possible.

What Is Emergency Dental Treatment?

Emergency dental care encompasses all procedures or treatments that restore a patient’s broken tooth, alleviate discomfort, or address other oral health issues that could become severe or lead to permanent damage. Whether you’ve accidentally chipped a tooth or are having trouble adjusting to new braces, our emergency dentists can help. Here are some of the emergency dental services you’ll find at our office:

  • Treatment for toothaches and other sources of oral pain and pressure
  • Emergency tooth removal, and repair for structurally damaged teeth
  • Wisdom tooth pain relief
  • Restoration of missing tooth fillings or damaged crowns
  • Orthodontic pain management
  • Dental infection treatment

Should I Call an Emergency Dentist?

I’m not sure if my situation requires emergency dental care. When is it time to search for an emergency dental office near me?

There are several conditions and symptoms that indicate it’s time to contact our emergency dentists in South Bend. Give us a call if you experience any of the following:

Chipped, Fractured, or Broken Teeth

An accidental broken or fractured tooth should be evaluated by an emergency dentist as soon as possible. We recommend covering any sharp edges of broken or fractured teeth with wax to prevent them from scratching other areas of your mouth. Call us for further instructions.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve knocked out a tooth by mistake, it’s important not to panic. Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted if the patient takes action quickly. Locate as many fragments as you can, then rinse them with warm water. Call our emergency dental office immediately to book an appointment.

Toothache Pain and Pressure

Persistent oral pain or pressure can be caused by a number of dental health issues. It’s important not to ignore a toothache – schedule an appointment with our emergency dentists for treatment.

Sensitive Teeth

Occasional tooth sensitivity may not be cause for concern. However, if a tooth rapidly becomes very sore or painful, it could be injured or infected. Call our office if you’re suffering from extreme tooth sensitivity.

Cavity Pain

When tooth decay is left untreated, cavities can form, exposing the tooth’s root. Cavities can be quite painful if left unattended and can even lead to further tooth damage. Call our office right away if you suspect a cavity.

Dental Abscess

A painful oral infection, an abscessed tooth can lead to a host of symptoms. You may experience a severe toothache, swollen neck glands, or open sores around the gums. This condition can become severe if left untreated, so call us immediately if you suspect an abscessed tooth.

Misplaced or Loose Tooth Fillings

If you’ve dislodged or totally lost a tooth filling, the affected tooth is more susceptible to decay or injury. Visit our emergency dentists for a replacement for your lost or loose fillings.

Lost Restorations or Broken Crowns

If you have broken crowns or lost restorations, you may feel self-conscious due to aesthetic issues with your smile. However, broken crowns and lost restorations can also leave the affected area vulnerable to decay. Give us a call for a replacement that restores your brilliant smile.

Pain from Orthodontics

It’s not uncommon for braces wearers to experience orthodontic pain or injuries. Our emergency dentists can help stabilize metal wires and brackets, allowing you to wear your braces comfortably.

Worn Tooth Enamel

Nighttime bruxism can seriously damage your tooth enamel over time. When your tooth enamel becomes painful, see our dentists for reinforcement or a night guard.

Sinus Pressure

The sinuses and the teeth share a complex relationship. If you’re suffering from persistent sinus pain that’s accompanied by a toothache, you may have an oral infection or obstructed wisdom tooth. Call our office to rule out any dental-related causes of sinus pressure.

How to Address a Serious Dental Emergency

My dental symptoms are very severe. I’m not sure whether I should search for emergency dental care near me or call 911.

While our emergency dentists can effectively treat many dental emergencies during office hours, there are some urgent situations that require immediate care. Call 911, your doctor, or visit an area hospital if you experience the following:

  • Persistent oral bleeding
  • Extremely swollen gums or face
  • Forceful trauma to the jaw, teeth, head, or face

What Is the Cost of Emergency Dental Care?

Many patients come tp our emergency dental office with questions regarding the cost of treatment. Typically, more complex dental emergencies will face higher costs than more straightforward oral health problems. Your total cost will depend on all the procedures and follow-up visits required to resolve your symptoms. While emergency dental care without insurance can sometimes place a strain on your budget, it’s important to remember that you have many financing options available. Our dentists accept most major insurance plans and credit cards, and we also provide discounted emergency dental services through DentRite®. A dental savings plan, DentRite® is simple to join and can save you hundreds on urgent dental care. Give our office a call today to learn more.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The people are friendly and courteous and the work on my tooth was completed in a timely manner.
Tricia W.
Everyone very courteous and professional as well as friendly!
Lisa R.
Overall good impression. Got what I was expecting.
Lila K.
By far the best experience I have ever had while having to get a filling replaced.
Tammy W.
Outstanding caring people, always know me by name also.
Kevin S.
Been going to this clinic for almost two years now. I have enjoyed my experiences with this clinic and I am thankful to them.
Jamie T.
Had an emergency on my front tooth! Not only did they get me in right away but also worked quickly to get me a flipper tooth (in a day and a half)! […]
Angelia Y.
One of the best dentist appt I have been to
Leah N.
My procedure took 4 hours, mainly because there was only 1 dentist and he had to handle many patients while I sat in the chair. There was more down […]
Jane B.
I had a great experience at the dental center. They are flexible with appointment times and the staff (front desk, hygienists, and doctors) is very […]
This morning at 8:30 I called for an appointment for what I thought was a cracked tooth. I had never been a patient there before, they got me in with […]
Amy darnell
Very kind and professional people work here. My experience was very good.
Joan W.
Fast and painless!
Kelly T.
Marge was very good. She is an excellent dental heigist. So very glad I have her caring for my health and teeth. Thank you, Marge great job!
Sue B.
Quick in job done without any pain
Eric W.
Friendly, professional, and caring.
Mary B.
For my first time at this practice, everyone was very nice and courteous..I felt like they really care
Treviea W.
Even an extraction is no problem.
Michael A.
I have always had good service there . Been going there for about 15- 20 years
Ronald P.
Very professional & expert care, and only discomfort that I deserved. Great people.
As always excellent service from hygenist, Becky.
Rebecc D.
I was in pain over the weekend. I called Monday morning and they got me right in on Monday afternoon to take care of my very bad tooth pain. Thank […]
Jason P.
Very pleasant experience
Overall good experience.
Sherry D.
Excellent service provided by hygienist Becky W.
Rebecc D.
Great service and excellend customer service provided by staff.
Ariel E.
I had a wonderful experience. I arrived early and was informed that the hygienist was out sick and they apologized for it. They offered to reschedule […]
Jacqueline S.
Love this office. Everyone treats you great
Gayle B.
Dr.Madu was very considerate of my level of comfort.
Peggy M.
I find the people in this office to be friendly and professional.
Steven S.
I love coming here! Fast, great work and painless!
Braedon T.
Friendly and caring staff. Always helpful with questions or concerns.
Richell K.
I had an excellent experience.
Jamie T.
very nice service in a timly manner
Larry C.
Very thorough and professional.
Jacquelin C.
While I did have a couple of resin fills fall out, I don't believe that was the fault of the technician (my bad). They were replaced right away and […]
Timothy F.
very professional
Very reasonable prices for people without dental insurance, courteous fast service!
Ryan K.
Very nice, helped me supa fast
Susan J.
Marge always pleasant an professional. I only use her for my cleanings.
Kevin S.
They are very helpful and friendly..
Rena M.
Dentist at the dental center are there to help you, not tell you things are wrong just to get more money out of you. They are all very friendly and […]
Rikki T.
excellent and courteous service
Joseph V.
I appreciate the attentiveness and friendliness of the Dental Centers personnel. I feel they are interested in my dental and overall health.
Michael A.
The staff was very courteous and nice. The service I received was very good. My wait time was minimal.
Marvin J.
Everyone there is great!
Christin A.
Friendly & excellent service !!
Don H.
Got in on time and everything went well.
Judy J.
My hygienist was excellent and very professional
Soneka W.
No wait time, Very helpful and informative as to the procedure and what to expect. Excellent staff and dentist.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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Office Hours
  • 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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