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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Richard J. Stuart, DDS

Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry located in Indianapolis, IN

Knocked out teeth, chipped teeth, and loose crowns don’t always happen at the most convenient times. That’s why Richard J. Stuart, DDS, provides emergency dental services for families in Indianapolis, and the nearby areas. Dr. Stuart specializes in prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry and provides prompt emergency care when you or your child need it most. If you require an emergency dentist, call the office for a same-day appointment, or click to schedule the first available appointment using the online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry

When would I need an emergency dentist?

If you or a family member has an accident and knocks out a tooth or is in severe pain, you may benefit from emergency dental services. Some common oral injuries and conditions for which you should contact Dr. Stuart’s office without delay include:

  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Sports injuries that affect the mouth
  • Falls and accidents that affect your teeth, tongue, or gums
  • A knocked out tooth
  • Severe pain from an abscess or after a root canal
  • Swollen, painful jaw
  • Lost filling
  • An object stuck between your teeth

In some cases, you may be able to wait until office hours to have Dr. Stuart repair a loose filling or a chipped tooth, but if you have a tooth that was knocked out or severe pain, contact the office immediately.

What should I do when I have a knocked-out tooth?

If you lose a tooth to an injury or accident, try to handle the tooth as little as possible. If you can place it back in the socket and hold it there until you come to the dentist, that’s the best option. If the tooth won’t stay in your mouth or you fear you might swallow it, rinse the tooth of any debris, and place it in a cup of milk until you can get to the dentist.

If your mouth is bleeding where the tooth was knocked out, apply a cold, wet compress, gauze, or even a wet tea bag to minimize bleeding.

What types of services does an emergency dentist provide?

Depending on your condition, Dr. Stuart can offer a variety of emergency services to help you recover quickly. Sometimes, it’s best to go to an emergency room, especially if you have a severe injury such as a fractured jaw. However, Dr. Stuart performs common emergency dentistry, such as:

  • Emergency tooth extractions
  • Treatment for abscess and root canal therapy
  • Emergency dental surgery
  • Relief from mouth pain
  • Expert evaluation and assessment of your dental condition

If you aren’t sure whether you need emergency dental services, call the friendly, knowledgeable team at Richard J. Stuart, DDS, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment. It’s better to act promptly than to risk losing a tooth or living with severe pain.