Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dentist in Fort Wayne, IN

Experiencing An Emergency? Call Us Now!

If you believe you are having a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 260-490-9684 for a same-day dental appointment. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Thursday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday – Sunday: Closed

 

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Any dental condition that requires prompt treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, treat a severe infection, or relieve extreme pain is considered an emergency. Severe infections or dental abscesses can be life threatening, so contact your dentist right away. If your dentist is unavailable, go to the nearest medical facility for immediate care.

If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.

  • I have a tooth knocked out.
  • My tooth has been chipped or cracked.
  • My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
  • I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
  • I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
  • My jaw is injured.
  • My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.
  • My tooth is loose or out of alignment.

Cost of a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are subject to the same payment policies as regular dental practices. Visit our finance page for a list of our accepted insurance providers, payment methods, and all other payment information.

Financial and Insurance Information

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Home Care for Dental Emergencies

  • What if my tooth gets knocked out?

    • Pick up the tooth by the top (crown), NOT by the root—do not touch the root.
    • Rinse the tooth very gently with only water, no soaps or chemicals. Do NOT scrub the tooth.
    • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Gently push it in with your fingers then hold it in place while trying to bite down.
    • If you can’t place the tooth back into the socket, put it in a container with milk.
    • Contact your dentist right away—the faster you act, the more likely it is that your tooth will be able to be reimplanted.
  • What if my tooth is loose but still attached?

    If you have a loose tooth or a tooth out of alignment, contact us right away to get an appointment setup as soon as possible. You can try to put the tooth back in its original position by very gently positioning the tooth with your fingers—do not force it. We will advise on if there is anything else you should do in the meantime, prior to your appointment.

  • What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?

    If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, contact your dentist right away. Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment.  A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.

    • Rinse your mouth with warm water
    • Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
    • Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
    • Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue