Emergency Dentistry

Our empathetic Parker Family Dentistry team understands how scary dental emergencies can be for patients. However, we never want our patients to panic in an emergency! We treat our patients like they’re a part of our family, and we’re here to provide emergency dental care when necessary.

When you visit us with a dental emergency, we’ll do our best to make you comfortable as quickly as we can, relieving any pain or anxiety with high-quality, efficient care and up-to-date dental technology.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies vary widely, and if you’re wondering if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s time to contact Parker Family Dentistry for assistance. 

However, there are a few common dental emergencies that emergency dental professionals treat regularly.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Abscesses or infected teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Jaw or mouth pain
  • Injuries to the mouth or teeth

If your condition is not listed above, that does not mean that it’s not an emergency. You may still need emergency intervention, and we recommend that you call us. We can assess your situation over the phone and offer advice on whether you need an emergency appointment. We can also provide instructions on treating your emergency and managing any associated pain until you reach our office.

Emergency Tooth Extraction

When you arrive, we will examine you carefully and stabilize your tooth if necessary before offering treatment options. Extraction isn't always necessary in emergencies, and we try to save your natural tooth whenever possible. We can often save damaged or infected teeth with dental crowns, root canal treatment, and other procedures. However, if extraction is unavoidable, we will perform the procedure efficiently and comfortably. We will then discuss tooth replacements, working with you to find the ideal tooth replacement for your lifestyle, budget, and dental needs.

Managing Dental Pain in Logansport

We offer complimentary nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at Parker Family Dentistry to help patients manage pain and anxiety during emergency dental procedures and other appointments. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that takes effect and wears off quickly, so you can still drive yourself to and from your dental appointment. Patients who use nitrous oxide should feel relaxed and happy but stay conscious and responsive throughout the visit.

Many people feel more comfortable seeking dental care with access to nitrous oxide, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. We also provide blankets, neck pillows, and televisions in our exam rooms to calm you and make you feel at home while we’re treating you. 

If there’s any way we can make your appointment more pleasant, please let us know. Our skilled team wants to give you an outstanding dental experience, and comfort and anxiety relief are often priorities during an emergency visit. 

Preventing a Dental Emergency 

The best way to keep a dental emergency at bay is with preventive care, including adhering to a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular dental appointments.

With regular preventive dentistry appointments, like professional cleanings, and good at-home care, you can keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. With healthy teeth and gums, you are less likely to experience severe toothaches and other dental problems.

With regular check-ups, we can also keep an eye on your dental situation and treat any developing issues before they progress into an emergency. 

Your Emergency Dental Appointment in the 46947 Area

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Parker Family Dentistry for assistance and instructions. Dr. Travis Parker and Dr. Esi Parker are dedicated to offering gentle but professional emergency care to children and adults. We’ll get you into our practice as soon as we can for treatment.