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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staff is very friendly and competent
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I had a previous concern with the numbing agent. I explained this and they were wonderful working with me and my concerns! Really a great bunch of people!
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Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
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Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I […]
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I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Gayle T.
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Jeff J.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
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Cordial and knowledgeable staff
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The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking towards […]
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Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
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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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