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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in CARMEL, IN

When a sudden dental issue arises, knowing where to turn can make the situation far easier to manage. That’s why Suzette Nikas, DDS, and her professional team offer emergency dentistry services through Hazel Dell Dentistry in Carmel, Indiana. If you or a loved one encounters an unexpected dental problem, call to see if a same-day visit is available. Online booking is always an option for less time-sensitive booking needs.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on addressing urgent dental needs. One way to decide if your circumstances are a good fit for emergency dentistry is to consider whether your need can wait to be seen during a routinely booked office visit. If the answer is no, then emergency dentistry is the right approach.

Of course, if your dental need arises as part of a traumatic injury, take time to assess your overall condition and seek emergency medical care — especially if you have uncontrolled bleeding, chest pain, or shortness of breath. 

There’s no need to struggle with dental pain or a damaged tooth when help is readily available. The team at Hazel Dell Dentistry is standing by to put you on a path toward relief. 

What kinds of issues are treated within emergency dentistry?

Hazel Dell Dentistry can handle numerous types of dental emergencies. Some of the issues that bring people in for emergency dental care include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Broken or fractured tooth
  • Cuts or damage to your gums or other soft tissues
  • Abscess
  • Signs of infection
  • Broken crown or missing filling
  • Object lodged between teeth or in gum tissue

Of course, if you experience severe dental pain, emergency dentistry is the best fit for your needs.

What should I do for a knocked-out tooth?

Taking swift action to treat a knocked-out tooth can make the difference between saving or losing the tooth. Begin by trying to locate the tooth and taking extra care to avoid touching the roots when picking it up. Your tooth roots are covered in a layer of living cells, and damaging those cells can make reimplantation impossible. 

You can place the tooth back into the socket and bite down on a small piece of gauze or cloth to hold it in place. You might also try holding the tooth in the space between your gums and cheek to keep it moist and in a familiar environment. Another option is to place the tooth in a small container and cover it in a layer of lukewarm milk.

If you have a dental emergency, call the office right away to set up a same-day visit. The practice also offers online scheduling for less urgent booking needs. At Hazel Dell Dentistry, you’re always treated with patience, kindness, and the utmost respect.