Dental Emergencies

Your Reliable Carmel Emergency Dentist

Whether you've broken a tooth or you're experiencing a severe toothache, dental emergencies can happen at any time. Such an unexpected situation can leave you questioning what treatment options are available to you. If you're looking for a dentist that can cater to your emergency dental needs, the practice of Dr. Sofia Kavakoglou, DMD, Dr. Renee Gaska & Dr. Claudia Lozano  is here for you.

Our team has in-depth dental knowledge and extensive real-world experience to help address your issue and get you back to living your life to the fullest. When you talk through our doors, you can rest assured that you'll be treated with the compassion and professionalism you deserve. If you're facing a dental emergency, call us now to get the help of our Carmel emergency dentist!


Does My Situation Count as an Emergency?

It can be challenging to know whether your situation constitutes a dental emergency. For example, a toothache may not be considered a dental emergency, but it can be a sign of a more extensive problem like a tooth infection. We recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Our dental team will use various technology like x-rays to examine your smile and determine the source of your pain and discomfort. It's also important to remember that the earlier our dentists can address your situation, the less likely it is that your situation will escalate.

Some of the most common situations that are categorized as dental emergencies include:

  • A severe toothache that prevents you from focusing on anything but the discomfort
  • A tooth that's been knocked out
  • An extensive fracture to your tooth
  • Pus coming from the base of your tooth
  • Persistent swelling of the gums

Relieving Severe Tooth Pain

If you experience tooth pain that lasts for hours, we recommend that you schedule an appointment. Tooth pain can range from feeling like your tooth is throbbing to sudden, sharp pains. Our team can provide immediate relief from tooth pain and get to the bottom of why you're experiencing it in the first place. To help manage your pain before you see our team, you can use over-the-counter painkillers, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Additionally, if you have swelling around your gums, you can apply a cold compress to your cheek to help keep it down before your appointment.

Repairing Broken Teeth

Although a chipped or broken tooth may not present immediate pain, the chance of bacteria entering your tooth and reaching its dental pulp is high. Your tooth's dental pulp contains sensitive nerves and blood vessels needed to create and grow teeth. Before your emergency appointment, you can help prevent potential infection by applying dental adhesive to the area, which is available at pharmacies and grocery stores. Whether an entire section or a small part of your tooth has come off, soak it in milk, and bring it to your appointment.

Providing Quick & Effective Evaluations

Our practice understands the sudden and unpredictable nature of dental emergencies. That's why a hallmark of our practice is providing same-day emergency appointments whenever possible. Whether you're a new or previous patient, we'll try to alleviate your pain and improve your oral health as soon as possible. Also, if you experience a dental emergency on a Saturday, our practice offers Saturday hours so you don't have to wait until Monday to be seen.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

It's normal to have questions about our emergency dental services. That's why our friendly and helpful dental team is here to answer any that you may have. Some of the most frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry include:

Can I get emergency dental care at a hospital?

Hospitals can help you with pain but can't get to the bottom of your unique situation. Visiting our practice is a more effective way to get the pain relief you deserve and the treatment you need.

You should see us as soon as possible. The sooner you receive attention, the sooner we can provide relief, preserve your natural tooth, and stop infection.

Our office is open on Saturdays. Give us a call to receive more detailed information on our emergency dental hours.

Emergency Dentistry You Can Count On

At the dental practice of Dr. Renee Gaska & Dr. Claudia Lozano & Dr. Sofia Kavakoglou, DMD, we're passionate about improving your quality of life by providing skilled emergency dental services. Our office is available to provide effective treatment for new and previous patients alike. From tooth trauma to severe toothaches, we're equipped to handle most emergency dental situations. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, contact us now to schedule your next appointment with our experienced dental team!