Greenfield, IN Emergency Dentist
When an emergency arises, time is of the essence. At Cornerstone Dental Arts in Greenfield, IN, we know you need your problem solved quickly.
Contact us as soon as your dental emergency arises, and we will strive to see you as quickly as possible — usually the same day. We can also offer you advice about what you can do to limit additional pain or damage before your visit.
Emergency Dentistry Services
Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is going on. From there, you can rely on our dentists to evaluate the situation and clearly explain your treatment options. Be sure to call us right away when you’re experiencing a toothache so we can determine whether you need urgent dental care.
A chipped tooth isn’t just a cosmetic issue — it can threaten the integrity of the whole tooth, potentially leading to further cracks or damage.
Broken or Cracked Teeth
Like a chipped tooth, a broken or cracked tooth is still an emergency, even if you don’t experience extreme pain. In some cases, a severely damaged tooth may require an extraction.
Let us evaluate your teeth right away to ensure no additional damage occurs.
Whether you’ve been in a car accident or suffered a sports injury, you might experience pain or bleeding from your mouth — even without noticeably chipped or broken teeth.
Any pain or bleeding can be worrisome and should be evaluated right away.
Unless it’s a baby tooth falling out, a lost tooth requires immediate attention. Contact us right away so we can advise you on immediate steps to take.
If possible, save the tooth. Picking it up by only the crown (not the root), preserve the tooth in milk or sterile saline solution on your way to see us.
In some instances, you may be able to reinsert the lost tooth, which can help preserve the tooth and limit bleeding. Even if you’re able to reinsert the tooth, emergency dental care is still required.
Use sterile cotton or gauze to stop the bleeding.
If the tooth cannot be saved, we will discuss tooth replacement options with you, such as a dental implant or a dental bridge.
An tooth abscess is like a lot like a pimple but bigger and much more dangerous. It’s a collection of puss that can form in a tooth or your gums and cause significant discomfort.
Dental abscesses are caused by infection and require medical treatment to ensure the infection is cleared and doesn’t spread to your jaw or any other area.
A small amount of blood when you floss or brush your teeth may be normal or could be a sign of early gum disease and is worth mentioning to your dentist or hygenist.
Excessive bleeding is cause for concern, and you should call and come to see us so we can evaluate the situation. We provide professional periodontal disease treatment at our Greenfield, IN dentist’s offfice.
In the meantime, use sterile cotton or gauze to stop the bleeding.
Broken or Lost Dental Filling
Breaking or losing a tooth filling can threaten the structural integrity of your tooth. The new open space in your tooth can also be sensitive or painful and prone to getting food or debris stuck, leading to decay or infection.
A broken or lost dental filling should be evaluated to determine the best treatment, whether a new filling, a dental crown, tooth extraction, or other repair options.
Focus on Prevention
Our team is here for your urgent dental care needs. We also want to support your overall dental health.
As part of comprehensive dental care, we recommend maintaining a regular dental check-up and teeth cleaning schedule in our Greenfield office, so we can spot trouble before it can become an emergency.
We also suggest you have a robust home dental care routine, including brushing and flossing, plus any specialized care you may need —and we’re always happy to help you design the best routine for your needs.