Trusted Emergency Dentistry in Warsaw
Urgent relief you can rely on!
Dental emergencies can disrupt our lives and happen anytime and anywhere. That’s why Orange Door Dental Group, with our experienced team, is ready to provide quick, easy access to emergency dentistry in both our Warsaw and Elkhart offices.
Our highly qualified and caring providers take pride in offering our patients all the options and information they need to get their mouths healthy again. We are committed to providing quality healthcare and we are ready to provide relief quickly for even the most severe dental emergencies. Call us today!
Get in Touch With Me ASAP
At Orange Door Dental Group you’ll get excellent emergency dental care. We cover injuries and ailments of all kinds including:
- Knocked-out teeth.
Emergencies can be a stressful and anxious time especially when it comes to oral injuries and the fear of a damaged smile. Our providers are continually learning and pursuing the latest developments in dental technology and you can trust we are always working to pass those benefits on to each of our patients.
We are committed to providing quality healthcare to families located in both of our conveniently located offices and treating patients of all ages. We also prioritize communication with our patients—we’ll keep you informed of your health and progress every step of the way during your emergency appointment!
We work with most major dental insurance providers and financing and payment options are also available, so you can focus on your recovery without added financial stress.
What To Do in a Dental Emergency
Prolonging the time between an oral injury and seeking emergency dental care can only increase the chance of the damage progressing into a more serious issue. By seeking treatment with us, we will provide the care needed to repair and correct damage to your teeth. Don’t delay calling for an appointment if you have experienced any kind of oral trauma.
Our experienced providers are here to help in any kind of dental emergency. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency call our office immediately to schedule an appointment.
If you believe your jaw is fractured or broken, go to the emergency room immediately.
After Hours Dental Emergency Protocol
If you are an existing patient of record in either of our offices, call our emergency phone line and we’ll fit you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
If it’s after hours, you will be directed to the voicemail. Please leave a message clearly stating your name, which office you are a patient in, the dentist you usually see, and what dental concerns you are experiencing. Our dentists will get back to you as soon as possible and we’ll fit you in for an appointment then.
How Do I Avoid a Dental Emergency?
We want to be the team you trust for all your dental care needs, especially during your dental emergency. Here are some suggestions that can help you avoid the trauma and pain that can come with oral emergencies.
- Wear athletic mouth guards when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Do not use your teeth to rip, tear, or cut things.
- Avoid chewing on items or hard food like popcorn kernels, ice, or hard candies.
- Report tooth and gum pain to our office early before it becomes an emergency.
- Maintain excellent oral care at home.
- Visit our office twice yearly for a routine dental exam and cleaning.
Common Types of Emergency Dentistry
Whether you are suffering from severe tooth pain or have experienced any kind of oral trauma, our staff is here to help you get through it. While good preventative dental care is the best way to preserve your oral health, understanding common types of dental emergencies can help you know how to react if you are experiencing pain or have had any type of oral trauma.
If you are experiencing pain, let us know as soon as possible so we can help you solve the problem.
An avulsion, or knocked-out tooth is probably the most obvious dental emergency and requires swift action to save the tooth. Call our office immediately and we will provide you with further instructions on what to do with the tooth. If you arrive within the hour, the chances of saving your tooth are good.
A cracked tooth can sometimes be so small that it can even go unnoticed on an x-ray. Symptoms can include:
- Pain when chewing or eating certain foods.
- Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweetness.
- Pain that comes and goes but is rarely constant.
- Swelling of the gum around the tooth.
A cracked tooth can often be treated with dental veneers or even a dental crown that can protect the tooth and prevent the crack from spreading.
A chipped or broken tooth can be especially painful. Rinse your mouth with warm water to reduce bacteria and the chance of infection. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling while you wait for your appointment. Depending on the placement and severity of the broken or chipped tooth our dentist may use a filling or bond to repair the damage.
Loose or Missing Fillings
Fillings that fall out or become loose are not uncommon, though they can be surprising. If your filling falls out, schedule an appointment with us. We can replace the filling and will check to see if any other oral health problems may have contributed to the loose filling.
Broken or Detached Crowns
A broken or detached crown can be painful. A dental crown protects the damaged tooth and roots they cover. A broken crown can result in pain and sensitivity to hot and cold or to certain foods. It’s important to seek dental care after a crown breaks or detaches to limit further damage to your tooth. Keep the crown or broken portion and make an appointment as quickly as possible.
Broken Invisalign® Aligners
If you need a repair or adjustment to your aligner we can help! It’s important to address these problems quickly so you don’t waste any Invisalign treatment not wearing your aligners. The more you wear them, the shorter your treatment time! When you bring your aligners to us, we’ll get them back to you, good as new, as soon as possible.
Pericoronitis is the swelling and infection of the gums around your wisdom teeth. This condition will not go away on its own and needs to be diagnosed by our dentist and treated with antibiotics. Our dentist may also recommend removing the tooth if the condition is severe enough.
Pulpitis happens when the dental pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed. If these tooth infections are caught early, a simple filling can resolve the issue. However, if left untreated a root canal may be necessary. We’ll discuss all your options with you so you can make an informed decision about how you want us to treat your tooth infection.
If a tooth infection is left untreated it can develop into a dental abscess. An abscess is a serious infection that occurs around the root of your tooth, and can also present between your teeth and gums. Often starting as a dull and unpredictable toothache, an abscess can cause serious damage if left untreated. An abscess needs to be treated as quickly as possible. Your provider will be able to assess the severity and explain the best care options.
If you have any questions about any of our emergency services or if you are experiencing a dental emergency please contact one of our offices.
Dental Emergency FAQ
A dental emergency could happen at any time. It can often be difficult to know exactly what to do in such a situation. That’s why Orange Door Dental Group provides emergency dental care in both our Warsaw and Elkhart offices, allowing you to make an urgent appointment in the case of a sudden dental emergency.
The most important thing to remember in the case of a dental emergency is that it is better to take action quickly to avoid greater complications later on.
To make it a little less stressful, here are some of our most commonly asked questions about emergency dentistry.
When Should I Seek Emergency Care?
While some accidents leave no question as to whether you should seek emergency dental care, other injuries are more subtle and can leave you wondering how quickly you need to be seen by your provider. Common signs that you should seek emergency dental care could include:
- Broken tooth.
- Chipped tooth.
- Knocked-out teeth.
- Lost dental fillings or crowns.
- Severe dental pain.
- Severe swelling or bleeding.
If you believe you may have a broken jaw go directly to the emergency room. Be sure to also alert our team of what is happening and make an emergency dental appointment after you’ve been discharged from the hospital. Often, jaw injuries can lead to loose, chipped, or broken teeth. An appointment with your dentist can help assess and treat your teeth and gums.
Will the Treatment Be Painful?
Some people may experience dental anxiety so they delay seeking treatment even as their pain worsens. Rest assured our providers use advanced technology and treatments that will help to make your emergency dental procedure as comfortable as possible. Your provider may use several anesthetic options to help you be comfortable during your procedure. If you are feeling anxious please let us know so we can help ease your mind.
How Do I Treat the Pain While I Wait for My Appointment?
It can be difficult to deal with dental pain while you wait for your appointment. Before you get to us for your emergency care, you can apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area where you are in the most pain. This can help to reduce, or even prevent, any swelling that may occur.
Can I Sleep With a Toothache?
If you are experiencing a toothache it can be very difficult to get a good night’s rest. Call us first thing in the morning, but until you can make an appointment try using a cold compress and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever before trying to sleep.
You may also find some pain relief by sleeping with your head elevated on several pillows. This can help prevent pressure caused by blood flow and potentially reduce swelling.
Do You Offer Same-Day Appointments?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us and we’ll fit you into our schedule as soon as we possibly can! With convenient locations in Warsaw and Elkhart, we want to help you get in to see one of our dentists as quickly as possible.
What Should I Do if I Experience a Dental Emergency After Hours?
If you experience a dental emergency after hours, call our emergency phone line. You will be directed to leave a voicemail with your name, which office you are a patient of, the dentist you usually see, and details of your dental emergency.
One of our staff members will consult with your dentist and get back to you as soon as possible with the next steps.
Are You Accepting New Patients?
Orange Door Dental Group wants to welcome you to our dental family! With offices in Warsaw and Elkhart, we want to help you love your smile. We have an amazing staff and dedicated, caring providers. Call us for availability.
How Much Will Treatment Cost?
Treatment costs can vary depending on the injury or emergency. We work with most major dental insurance providers and offer a wide range of payment and financing options. Contact our office for more details.
Let Us Help You With Your Dental Emergency
At Orange Door Dental Group we are ready to help you with your dental emergency in either our Warsaw or Elkhart offices. We want to help relieve your dental pain and restore your smile as quickly and pain-free as we can.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call one of our offices for an appointment today. We have a team of dedicated providers and excellent staff members in two convenient locations committed to providing the best care for you and your family.