Emergency Dentistry Specialist

John H. Hartman, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist & Restorative Dentist located in Indianapolis, IN

Dental emergencies can strike at any time and usually require immediate care, which is why you want to make sure you have a good emergency dentist on call. John Hartman, DDS, provides exceptional emergency dentistry services at his state-of-the-art office in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about emergency dentistry or to schedule an appointment, call the offices of John H. Hartman DDS today or book a visit online.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental care designed to address urgent and immediate needs, like:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Sudden and severe toothache
  • Cut, tear, or laceration on your oral tissues
  • Severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A tooth with a significant piece missing
  • Dislodged filling, crown, or bridge
  • Nerve damage
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue

A good emergency dentist like Dr. Hartman is not only skilled in treating dental conditions, but he’s also adept at doing so in high-stakes situations with a significant degree of pressure. 

Depending on your condition, getting the proper treatment within 30 minutes of your emergency might make the difference between saving or losing your tooth.

How do dental emergencies happen?

There are a variety of causes for dental emergencies. Your dental emergency might stem from a blow to the face in a car collision or sports accident, or it might happen as a result of simply biting down awkwardly on a piece of hard food.

If you’re unsure about whether you need emergency care, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Hartman’s office. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and one of the friendly and knowledgeable team members will be happy to consult with you over the phone to determine if you need immediate treatment or can wait for a regularly scheduled appointment. 

Should I visit a hospital for a dental emergency?

If your injury is strictly confined to your teeth, jaw, or oral tissues, you should visit a dentist for your emergency care. A dentist is more equipped than an emergency room doctor in treating conditions involving your mouth. 

However, if you experienced any damage to your head or neck, you should visit a hospital or emergency room first, since head and neck trauma poses a more immediate and severe threat to your overall health.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

If you need emergency dental care, call the team at John H. Hartman DDS and get yourself to the office as soon as you can.

If you’ve knocked out your tooth entirely, bring it with you to the office. When handling your knocked-out tooth, be sure to only touch it by the crown and avoid touching the roots. You can prevent the roots from drying out by keeping the tooth in the side of your cheek or by putting it in a glass of saliva or milk.

Call the office of Dr. Hartman today to learn more about emergency dentistry, or book a visit with the convenient online tool.